Friday, January 15, 2010

Less Is More: Passive Solar In Residential Design

In March, for one month only, COTE will meet on the first Friday of the month rather than the last.

Join us on March 5 to learn the design principles of a passive solar home and how it differs from a LEED or Green Point rated home. Lisa Marshall, AIA, Senior Green Building Consultant at KEMA Green Building Services and Daisy Allen, green building specialist involved in LEED consulting and GreenPoint Rating will present. The residents will also be available for questions.

This presentation will explain and document the design principles of a passive solar home and how it differs from a LEED or Green Point rated home, based on an example project built in Nebraska for the presenter’s parents, who will also be available to answer questions from a users’ point of view.

You will learn how the Passive House concept ties a building to its site and provides an architectural solution that’s designed ‘for’ the environment. You’ll learn how “less is more” and how the size of a home can have a huge impact on its energy efficiency. The audience will also learn the difference between active and passive solar solutions, and how their implementation combined with adequate building insulation and careful detailing of the building envelope can reduce the energy load and carbon footprint of a Passive home.

Daisy Allen is a green building specialist involved in LEED consulting, GreenPoint Rating, and green building program development and research. Ms. Allen primarily focuses on consulting for multifamily projects seeking GreenPoint Rated and/or LEED-H certifications. She has also aided KEMA’s Sustainable Buildings and Operations team in developing LEED submittals for LEED-NC (new construction) and LEED-CS (core and shell) commercial projects. Ms. Allen is a LEED AP, LEED AP+ Homes and a certified GreenPoint Rater. Ms. Allen graduated from Oberlin College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Economics and Environmental Studies.

Lisa Marshall, AIA is a Senior Green Building Consultant of KEMA’s Green Building Services. Ms. Marshall is a licensed architect in the state of Colorado and specializes in sustainable building, energy savings and the use of environmentally friendly materials in construction. Prior to joining KEMA, Ms. Marshall worked for over 10 years in the architectural field providing architectural services such as project management, design, construction documentation and construction administration for firms such as Gensler, Sink Combs Dethlefs and Leo A Daly. She also served as a Project Manager for Jones Lang LaSalle working with clients such as Bank of America on the Critical Facilities team. Lisa has experience working with residential single family homes and multifamily complexes as well and many commercial building types such as recreation centers, office buildings, data centers, mixed use centers, animal shelters, hospitals, libraries, banks, government agencies and casinos.

Committee on the Environment Forum: Less Is More: Passive Solar in Nebraska
Time: Noon - 1:30pm
Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland.
Contact: 510/464-3600
Cost: None; this program open to all. Please RSVP.

Fore more information: 510/464-3600

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