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Passive House: The Standard for High Performance Multifamily

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Starts On - November 12, 2015 - 8:30am
Ends On - November 12, 2015 - 4:00pm
1704 Hempstead Rd
Lancaster , PA 17601

Join 2 Certified Passive House Consultants (CPHC) with applied experience in Multi-Family design and construction administration in new construction + retrofit applications for a daylong workshop focusing on Passive House Design Principles for Multifamily projects!

Passive House (PH) utilizes a rigorous set of design principles to attain increased energy efficiency within a specific quantifiable comfort level. This voluntary building energy standard is seen all around the country, and USGBC Central Pennsylvania is delighted to be bringing in two practitioners with built PH project experience to lead this workshop. This workshop is a great chance to dive in to Passive House, learn what it is all about, and also work in small group settings on your designs with 2 Certified Passive House Consultants. This workshop is available for 6 CE hours from USGBC Central Pennsylvania. Registration is limited to the first 30 attendees so be sure to get your ticket now.


  • An overview of Passive House
  • Basic envelope design principles
  • Low load systems: design challenges and concepts
  • Case studies: focusing on new construction & retrofits
  • Coaching session
  • Bring your residential, multifamily, or small commercial projects, and we’ll walk through strategies, concepts, and designs.

About our workshop leaders:

Matt Fine, CPHC, LEED AP, is Senior Project Manager with ZA+D, LLC and Director of ZA+Dpassiv, a division focusing on high-performance building design and consulting. Apart from his 16 years of full spectrum architectural practice, he now focuses on efficient and resilient design solutions for multifamily affordable housing developers in the MD/DC/VA/PA region.

His projects target Passive House Certification and ultra-low end-use energyconsumption for residential and commercial building alike. Matt applies integrated design and detail optimization for long-term, risk-minimized building enclosures.

Michael Hindle, CPHC, is President of the Board of the Passive House Alliance of the United States and serves on the board of PHIUS. Michael became a Passive House Consultant in early 2010, and recently became a Certified Passive House Builder. He is principal of Passive to Positive, and consults on Passive House, zero-energy, and LBC projects, including single-family, multifamily, and small commercial.