2019 New Gravity Housing Conference, August 1-2, Philadelphia, PA

  • 1 August 2019 To 2 August 2019
  • Start time : 08:00 AM
  • End time : 12:00 PM
  • Event Host : Green Building United
  • Event Location : Temple University Science Education and Research Center, 1925 North 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19122, United States
New Gravity Housing Conference Philadelphia, PA
Event Description

The reality of climate change will fundamentally alter the way buildings are designed, built, and operated in the coming decades.

At the same time, the need for quality affordable housing that can withstand increasingly extreme and volatile weather continues to grow. Building healthy, safe, and accessible places to live that will both limit and adapt to climate impacts is a key challenge for the 21st century. This cutting edge conference, complete with workshops and tours, will explore the tools, techniques, and practices that the building community is using to address this challenge. 

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Green Building United
  • Agenda
    • Conference Sessions Include:

      -Case Study: Overheating in a multi-unit passive house seniors residence
      -Creating and maintaining resource efficient healthy homes: An overview of federal programs
      -Engaging the Climate Spectrum: Passive House for all
      -Exterior Deep Energy Retrofit Solutions: The REALIZE Project
      -Getting to Zero through Advanced Energy Codes
      -How Can We Leverage Public Policy to Promote Passive House and Net Zero Buildings?
      -Lessons Learned: First generation of affordable multi-unit passive house buildings in British Columbia
      -Living Building Challenge and Affordable Housing
      -Planning, Prediction, and Performance: A survey of built PHFA Passive House Projects
      -Solving the Wooden Building Puzzle - Combining Passive House + Wood Fiber + Pre-Fab
      -The High-Performance Affordable Housing Design MANUAL
      -The Regenerative Design Imperative
      -The Story of the New Hughson Street Baptist Church with Affordable Housing: How we got to Passive House
      -The Tricky Business of Financing Solar on Affordable Housing
      -Three Larger Affordable Passive House Project - Batting .666
      -Using Smart Technology to Deliver Energy Retrofits for Multifamily Buildings
      -The Vertical Urban Village: Crosstown Concourse
  • Logistics / Parking
    • The Science Education and Research Center at Temple University can easily be accessed by foot, bike, and public transportation.
      If driving - street parking is available but limited. If driving, stay tuned for updated information on parking garage access.
  • Cost
    • Members: $100

      Non-Members: $200

      Government/Non-Profit: $125 (government or non-profit email required during registration)
  • Event type
    • Conference

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