Event COTE - So You Want to Build a Passive House (Part 2)

March 28, 2019 - 4:30pm

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801 Theresa Ave.
78703 Austin , TX


Please join AIA Austin Committee On The Environment (COTE) for a tour and a hands-on demonstration/mini-clinic at a home that is piloting the PHIUS 2018+ Passive House certification process with a focus on the high air sealing. The tour will highlight the benefits of above code air tightness, building assemblies, and balanced ventilation with a focus on air sealing. Participants participate in a blower door test and learn about how to detail and build an air tight home.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about PHIUS 2018+ Passive house certification, what the metrics are that must be met and what it's benefits are to the occupants.
  2. Understand the benefits of air tight assemblies and balance continuous ventilation.
  3. Learn about high performance construction methods used in a passive house and what some of the challenges and benefits are to using them, in particular air tight assemblies with continuous insulation in a residential wall system.
  4. Experience and participate in a blower door test.

2 LU/HSW (sign-in at event required)


About COTE

The committee reflects the profession's commitment to provide healthy and safe environments for people, and is dedicated to preserving the earth's capability of sustaining a shared high quality of life. COTE's mission is to lead and coordinate the profession's involvement in environmental and energy-related issues, and promote the role of the related issues and promote the role of the architect as a leader in preserving and protecting the planet and its living systems.

Committee Chair: Kendall Claus, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
Committee Chair-Elect: Miguel Walker