PHRC Webinars

Zero Energy Ready Modular Housing for 'Missing Teeth' Infill Projects [Archive]

3/12/2024 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Instructor: Ankur Dobriyal (Director of Off-Site Innovation, Module), Drew Brisley (Chief Product Officer, Module)


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As cities look to fill their affordable housing gaps, "missing teeth" or "infill" housing is gathering a lot of attention. Communities look for solutions that can be replicated over scattered sites in the neighborhood. The requirements not only include fitting the fabric of the neighborhood but also be a safe and healthy environment for its occupants. This session is focused on challenges of design and building urban infill housing using modular construction methods. Insights will also be drawn from experience building single family, energy efficient, modular housing in rust belt cities like Pittsburgh.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand current housing needs of rustbelt cities such as Pittsburgh as they see a new influx of technology jobs.
  2. Discuss what affordable housing means and looks like for such communities. What are current challenges in providing good quality affordable housing?
  3. Look into design insights that help deliver Zero Energy Ready housing to the affordable housing market. How do these compare to current energy code requirements?
  4. Discuss modular specific challenges for the urban environment. How to ensure safety and the least amount of hindrance for the neighboring occupants as these modular homes are built, set, and completed.


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 for engineers, 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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