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Seminar

Passive House and Net Zero Energy - 3 Multifamily Prototypes Compared

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Starts On - January 8, 2019 - 11:30am
Ends On - January 8, 2019 - 1:00pm
701 Xenia Ave. South
Minneapolis , MN 55416

This presentation examines the potential for multifamily buildings at different scales to achieve net zero energy and Passive House certification.

Affordable housing developers are beginning to pursue such projects in Minnesota and have requested help determining the likely required performance levels for the enclosure (R-values, U-values, and air tightness), mechanical systems including domestic hot water, and electric loads such as lighting and appliances. Three different scales of multifamily buildings were investigated (low-rise, mid-rise, and townhome) using two different energy simulation programs (IES and WUFI Passive). The modeling was used to determine likely performance levels for all of these factors, as well as the feasibility to achieve net zero energy at different project scales. The potential energy production from roof-top PV arrays was compared to the site EUI to determine net zero potential. Additional work was done to compare results from both software programs and draw conclusions about their accuracy for super low-load buildings.

+ Come learn about some of the latest updates to LEED including LEED v4.1 for Homes.

 

Agenda:

11:30am – 12:00pm

Lunch & Networking

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Program

 

Presenters:

Rolf Jacobson, Reseach Fellow, CPHC, LEED AP - Center for Sustainable Building Research, University of Minnesota

Liz Kutschke, Reseach Fellow - Center for Sustainable Building Research, University of Minnesota

 

Lunch will be provided

$10 USGBC Members | $20 Non-members

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Program Sponsors:

We are currently seeking sponsors for this program. If your company is interested, please contact Brent Suski - bsuski@usgbc.org for more details.