NESEA Pro Tour - Wayland's First Passive House, Friday, October 21, 12:30-5pm -Also: Pre-Event Demolition Focus Group Opportunity

  • 21 Oct 2016
Event Description

Wayland, MA
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 1pm to 5pm
CEUs: 2.5 AIA LU/HSW, 2.5 GBCI, 3.5 BPI, and certificates of participation are available

The tour of this 2,500 square foot home will be led by hosts Nicholas Falkoff and Mike Dutra from Auburndale Builders; the Auburdnale team will be joined by energy rater Mike Duclos, and Donald Grose, the project designer. The tour will conclude with a reception, and a Q&A about the project overall, from conception to performance.

Project Details:

-The existing house was deconstructed piece by piece and the materials sold for re-use
-HERS Index rating of 40
-12kw PV Array offsets all energy needs
-The home will be certified through PHIUS to meet the Passive standard
-The insulation of the house is an entirely foam-free enclosure
-The rainwater from the house will be harvested and used for irrigation


12:30 PM Doors open, networking and coffee
1:00 PM Welcome by NESEA, overview of the project specs
2:00 PM Tour of the site
3:30 PM Reception and refreshments
4:00 PM Presentation with Nick Falkoff, Mike Dutra and Donald Grose; Q&A with project team
5:00 PM Event concludes

Optional Pre-Event Focus Group:

Construction & Demolition Materials Best Management Practices Focus Group

RecyclingWorks, in collaboration with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), invites you to attend a C&D Focus Group preceeding the Pro Tour, 11:00-12:30. Lunch will be provided!

Topics for discussion during the Focus Group include:

Reuse: Connecting with salvage outlets to capture reusable materials.
Source Separation: What materials make sense to separate on-site and at what scale of project?
C&D Processing: Best practices for capturing high-value materials at comingled facilities.
Please attend to share your experience with these or other issues related to diverting C&D materials from disposal.

To register for the Focus Group, register first for the Pro Tour, then click on the Focus Group link included in the Pro Tour confirmation email. Questions? Call or email Katie Schendel, 413-774-6051x20,

To register:

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