PHRC Webinars

Why Passive House Design for Multifamily Affordable Housing [Archive]

4/28/2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Instructor: Enrique Bueno, CPHC (Senior Engineer at E+ Buildings & VT Passive House Chair) & Andrew Straus (Founder, General Partner, Chairman of the Board at Consinfra)


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The presentation will focus on the benefits that Passive House design contributes especially through cost effectiveness with the reduction of energy consumption in buildings. Passive House design can provide a path to Net Zero / Net Positive, healthier, and comfortable living or working environments in multifamily affordable housing. Case histories will be included from the Northeast USA climates zones 5 & 6.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about Passive House design as the path to Net Zero and Net Positive.
  2. Understand a thermal bridge-free construction approach for a healthy, mold-free environment.
  3. Learn about options of PH-balanced ventilation for an optimized indoor air quality in multifamily buildings.
  4. Understand how a draft-free living and working spaces cam improve comfort and productivity of occupants.


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credit in live webinar

Credit Hours

Live Webinar: 1.0 PA L&I Contact Hour, 1.0 PA PDH, 1.0 AIA LU|HSW, 1.0 ICC Contact Hour (0.1 CEU), 1.0 NARI hour/CEU

Tags: Energy Efficiency, Energy Codes, and Green Building



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.

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The Pennsylvania State University

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