More Renewables, or Improved Envelope? Exploring Paths to Net-Zero Energy in Affordable Housing, February 19, 5pm CST

  • 19 February 2021
  • Start time : 05:00 PM
  • End time : 06:00 PM
  • Event Host : Passive House Institute US
More Renewables, or Improved Envelope? Exploring Paths to Net-Zero Energy in Affordable Housing
Event Description

When pursuing carbon neutrality for a new affordable housing development, what’s the best approach? More solar panels? An open-loop ground source heat pump system? Or improved building envelope achieved through pursuit of PHIUS+ 2018 standards? These were the questions posed by the Community Action Center of Northfield (CAC) in Minnesota as they work to construct a high quality, long-lasting affordable housing development at the forefront of modern sustainable building practices. The consultant project team will share the results of their study comparing three scenarios: achieving net-zero energy through PHIUS+ 2018 certification compared to standard construction with additional renewable energy or a geothermal system. 


  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Passive House Institute US
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Presented by: Elizabeth Turner, Rolf Jacobson, Abby Meuser-Herr and Dan Handeen
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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