When many building owners, contractors and other design and construction professionals hear the term ‘passive house,’ they immediately think of increased construction costs. However, several examples exist to demonstrate that passive house wood-frame multi-family projects can be just as affordable as similar non-passive house projects.

Drawing on experiences and insights gained from three multi-family passive house projects in cold climates, this presentation will highlight methods of reducing costs—both upfront and long term—that provide the budget containment necessary for the design of affordable housing.

Date: September 12, 2018
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Central
Cost: Free

Jesse Thompson, AIA, LEED AP, Kaplan Thompson Architects

Jesse is a partner at Kaplan Thompson Architects in Portland, Maine. He grew up in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, and lives in the Deering Center neighborhood of Portland with his family. He received his BArch from the University of Oregon in 1996. He is a Licensed Architect in Maine (NCARB), a board member of the Maine chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Portland Society for Architecture, a LEED Accredited Professional and the first architect in northern New England to become a Certified Passive House Consultant.