CCRUN Seminar Abstracts

CCRUN Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities Seminar Series

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

The Passive House Network: a building methodology for drastically reducing energy use and climate warming emissions in the built environment

Seminar Description:

Join us as we welcome Ken Levenson, Executive Director of The Passive House Network, to present on their dedication to sustainable building development and reduction of energy use and climate warming emissions in the build environment!

Passive HouseĀ is the world’s most rigorous building energy efficiency standard. What makes it different from other sustainable building approaches is that Passive House focuses on occupant comfort and health as drivers of energy efficiency, and other benefits such as resiliency, healthy indoor air, and reduced carbon emissions. This talk will describe the 5 principles of Passive House and how it can be used to drastically lower energy use in buildings, as well as create a comfortable, healthy indoor environment for those inside. It will demonstrate that the Passive House standard can be used for any type and size of building project – including renovations – from single buildings to entire urban districts.