Passive house design is becoming popular as a way to exceed energy code minimums in mid-rise wood-frame buildings, for small cost premiums that are quickly repaid once the building is operational. This workshop is an opportunity to learn practical techniques from experts on how to bring deep energy savings to multi-family building design.

You’ll hear from three experts–including a developer/architect, structural engineer and building enclosure specialist—all deeply experienced in energy-efficiency design. Emphasizing the roles of the architect and structural engineer, topics will include:

  • Passive house basics (how and why it works)
  • Design concepts
  • Detailing techniques
  • Assemblies
  • Construction inspections
  • Lessons learned from experience
  • Why passive house techniques are effective for wood-frame multi-family buildings

The knowledge gained from this workshop can help you achieve the affordability, resiliency, and health benefits of passive house design on your next project.

Locations and dates:

November 13 in Washington, DC


November 14 in Baltimore, MD


November 15 in Philadelphia, PA



Event Details:

Fee: $30 (includes lunch)

Educational credits: 3 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 3 PDH credits or 0.3 ICC credits. This presentation also qualifies for 3 CPHC CEUs.

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