Free Webinar: Advanced Passive Solar Home Design & Tools to Help – Free CE Webinar, June 19, 12-1pm ET

  • 19 June 2024
  • Start time : 12:00 PM
  • End time : 01:00 PM
  • Event Host : GreenHome Institute
Free Webinar: Advanced Passive Solar Home Design & Tools to Help – Free CE Webinar
Event Description

Passive solar residential buildings include a more thoughtful approach to orientation towards the sun, design of roofs, overhangs, building shape and windows, shading, solar reflective materials, and additional features.

This webinar is a follow-up to Green Home institute's highly attended course, The Basics of Passive Solar Home Design. Presenters will review more advanced passive solar features through the use of various tools to help design or redesign residential buildings. 

Tools we will go through include WUFI Passive, Energy Rating Index / HERS ratings, Sketch up, Ambient Energy, and more. 

*Watch Passive Solar 101 Basics here

Continuing Education Units (CEUS) submitted 1 hour in*

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)
Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse
Submitted for American Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW) 
Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) Pillar(s): Energy, Health, Materials
American Institute of Building Designers (AIBD) 
State Architect / Builder License may be applicable
Building Science Institute (BSI) Verifier 
Society of American Registered Architects (SARA)

Lessons Learned: 

1. Understand the importance of a thoughtful approach to orientation towards the sun, windows, shading, and solar reflective materials for the human health of occupants in passive solar residential buildings.

2. Analyze the design of roofs, overhangs, building shape, and additional features to ensure the envrionmetnal sustainability and safety of occupants in passive solar residential buildings.

3. Introduce the use of advanced passive solar features and tools like WUFI Passive, Energy Rating Index, HERS ratings, Sketch up, and Ambient Energy to enhance the welfare of occupants in passive solar residential buildings.

4. Articulate how the use of new passive solar products, materials, and technologies can significantly enhance the decarbonization of residential housing.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • GreenHome Institute
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Debbie Coleman
      Architect, AIA, GHI Board

      Debbie founded Sun Plans which provides passive solar home design throughout the U.S. She authored The Sun-Inspired House and has designed hundreds of homes incorporating passing heating and cooling strategies. Her work has been published in Fine Homebuilding, Mother Earth News, and Home Power. As a licensed architect for over 25 years, Debbie has designed hundreds of Passive Solar homes across the United States and Canada in many climate zones.

      Shannon Pendleton
      CPHC, is the founder of Sanderson Sustainable Design

      which partners best in class building science with place, community advocacy, and historical context. Offering Certified Passive House design and modeling solutions for clients and teams through listening, prioritizing goals, and sharing proven techniques. Specialties include zero energy, non-toxic, pest-dust-mold free homes for multi-generational, affordable, low carbon buildings. Experienced in custom prefabrication, reconstruction, client advocacy and team building.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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