Workshop attendees listening to presentation
 

Thursday Schedule

The second day of the conference, Thursday, March 5, will focus on topics related to high performance, construction / codes, and development & planning. Learn about innovative technologies and get an update on the latest technical and regulatory issues facing the housing industry. This conference brings together all sectors of the housing industry including builders, design professionals, remodelers, code officials, educators, factory-built housing manufacturers, and product manufacturers. Continuing education available.

Agenda

Day 2 conference sessions on Thursday will feature three concurrent tracks: High Performance, Construction & Codes, and Land Development & Planning. A tentative agenda will be coming soon.

  • 7:15am
    • Breakfast
  • 7:30am
    • Registration Opens
  • 8:30-8:45am
    • Welcome by Brian Wolfgang, PHRC
  • 9:00-10:30am
    1. Passive House: A Proven Path Toward Resilient, Affordable & Energy Efficient Housing by Lois B. Arena, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
    2. TBA 
  • 10:30-10:45am
    • Break with snacks
  • 10:45am-12:15pm
    1. Balancing Affordability, Feasibility, and Operability in High-Performance Multifamily Housing by Ashley Wisse & Patrick Coleman, New Ecology, Inc.
    2. Adapt and Overcome: Hiring a Young Workforce by Clint Shireman, Knauf Insulation
    3. TBA 
  • 12:15-1:15pm
    • Lunch at Presidents Hall with 2020 RBDCC Attendees
  • 1:15-2:45pm
    1. The Upside of the New Energy Code by Thiel Butner, Pando Alliance
    2. Panelized Passive House Multifamily Construction by Paul Grahovac, Build SMART
    3. TBA
  • 2:45-3:00pm
    • Break with snacks
  • 3:00-4:30pm
    1. A Couple's Passive House-Environmental Responsibility Without City Living by Gary Gardner
    2. High-Performance Windows-The Latest from the Lab and from the Field by Theresa Gilbride & Katherine Cort, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    3. Zoning Beyond Land Use: New Thinking to Modernize a Zoning Ordinance and to Address Housing Needs by AJ Schwartz & Carolyn Yagle, Environmental Planning & Design
 
 

About

The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

219 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2341

Fax: 814-863-7304

E-mail: phrc@psu.edu