Breakout Sessions

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Friday, September 12:
8:30 – 10:00 am Opening Plenary
8:30 – 8:40 am Welcome from PHIUS
8:40 – 9:00 am Welcome to San Francisco
9:00 – 10:00 am Keynote: Bill Rose: Presentation Slides (pdf) – SHC Superinsulation videoNixon document
10:00 – 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Break-out Sessions:
Track 1 — New Climate Specific Standards Track 2 — Case Studies: Single & Multifamily Projects in California Track 3 — Developers’ Business Track 4 — International Developments
Moderator Katrin Klingenberg Moderator John Sarter Moderator Sy Safi Moderator Richard Levine
Sam Rashkin (40 min):Why Zero Energy Ready Home/PHIUS+ certification is a valuable market proposition Graham Irwin:The case for passive building in California: parametric study of PH benefits for all 16 California climate zones (pdf) Declan Keefe:Speculative passive house sales: transforming a neighborhood Andrea Wheeler:Passive house schools in the UK – European and US perspectives
Graham Wright & Katrin Klingenberg (80 min):Passive building principles reviewed: new climate specific passive building standards (pdf) John Sarter:Passive house as a foundation for Net Positive Living: 100% R.E. microgrid structure + transportation development for Sol-Lux Alpha, the first multi-unit project in San Francisco, CA (pdf) Tessa Smith:Artisans Group Pocket House: designed for prefabrication and affordability, $135/sq. ft. (19MB pdf)
Nabih Tahan:Prefabrication system and building envelope installation for the Sol-Lux Alpha project Tim McDonald:Radical + Affordable + Scalable, Philadelphia, PA
12:30 – 1:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open & Lunch
1:30 – 3:30 pm Breakout sessions:
Track 1 — Case Studies in Affordability Track 2 — Commercial Case Studies Track 3 — Passive House/Zero Energy Policy and Codes Developments: Panel Discussion Track 4 — Rethinking Ventilation
Moderator Michael Hindle Moderator Adam Cohen Moderator Ann Edminster Moderator Natalie Leonard
Matt Fine & Michael Hindle:Delta Commons: Planned retrofit in the DC metro area. Design and systems — WUFI Passive dynamic model study to accurately assess latent and sensible cooling loads (109MB pdf) Laura Nettleton & Michael Whartnaby:Two commercial passive house retrofits: Hazelwood Library and a community health clinic, Pittsburgh, PA (25 MB pdf) Introduction by Ann Edminster (pdf)San Francisco: Barry HooperPalo Alto: Lacey LutesBerkeley: Alice LaPierreSebastopol: Patrick Slayter (invited)DOE: Sam Rashkin Benjamin KnoppIndoor air quality in tight buildings – “Test, don’t guess” (pdf)
Matthew LutzAffordable high-perfromance for cold climates Adam Cohen:Design, construction and monitoring of the first passive house dental clinic (pdf) Iain Walker:Smart ventilation, challenges and opportunities for passive house (pdf)
Ryerson University; Mathew CarlssonPatrick Andres & Germán Vaisman:The Harvest Home – DOE Challenge Home Student Competition winner and PHIUS+ project, Denver CO (24MB pdf) Alan Gibson:Warren Woods Ecology Field Station: a laboratory building, Chicago, IL (pdf) Brett Singer:Addressing cooking-related pollutants in passive houses (pdf)
3:30 – 4:00 pm Coffee Break
4:00 – 6:00 pm Breakout sessions:
Track 1 — Commercial/ Residential Project Delivery Track 2 — Hot Water and Mechanical Systems Design Track 3 — Valuation Tools/Incentives Track 4 — Building Science Problems & Solutions
Moderator Zack Semke Moderator Dan Whitmore Moderator Sy Safi Moderator Natalie Leonard
Katy Hollbacher:For consultants: eight essential lessons from the trenches (pdf) Gary KleinThe last frontier: how to design the most efficient hot water system (pdf) Steve Baden:Mainstreaming high performance homes in the housing market through increased transparency and rationality in the mortgage loan process Colin ShaneThermal bridging from cladding strategies through exterior insulation (pdf)
David Coley:Zero-Energy Passivhaus Design Alan Gilliland & David SpringerAsynchronous air circulation for simplified ventilation and space conditioning (20MB pdf) Ann Edminster & Deb Little:Valuation of passive house and zero energy in the market (pdf) Achilles Karagiozis & Joe Lstiburek:Unvented High Performance Roofs (pdf)
Meredith Marsh: Pushing the envelope: Leveraging passive house in commercial construction – how to deliver high performance enclosures from requirements to results (pdf) Skylar Swinford, Dan Whitmore:Residential HVAC systems in the Pacific NW – problems, solutions, new problems, new solutions Julie Kriegh, Mike Fowler & Russ Weiser: Iterative project delivery + high performance + strategic financial incentives = cash positive project (43MB pdf) Matthias Pazold:Hygrothermal concerns in partial retrofits: will a passive retrofit of one town house cause problems in conventionally built neighboring structures? (pdf)

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Saturday, September 13:
8:00 – 10:00 am Breakout sessions:
Track 1 — Pilot Projects and Protocols Track 2 — Case Studies: Multifamily/ Affordable Housing Track 3 — Case Studies: Cold Climates Track 4 — High Performance Materials and Components: Insulation
Moderator Lisa White Mod. Katrin Klingenberg Moderator Sy Safi Moderator Gary Steps
Sam Rodell:Sunshine Terrace Boarding Home, first passivehouse state-licensed health facility in the nation Dylan Lamar & Amanda AsaOrenco Station: largest affordable apartment development to date in US (first phase: 64 units currently under construction) in Portland, OR (pdf) Tom Bassett-Dilley & Brandon WeissLiving Building Challenge and Passive House: “UberHaus,” Chicago, IL Ryan Abendroth:The “fat” on insulation: which is best in terms of real performance? (pdf)
Peter Reppe:Loft|Haus: innovative micro-housing multifamily pilot project with 42 micro-units, zero energy (pdf) Alison KwokRyan DirksEric Schmidt & Ashley Tuffo:The Stellar Apartments: energy lessons over a year of monitoring in Eugene, OR (pdf) Giles HoltTechStyle Haus: 2014 European Solar Decathlon entry, Team RISD, RI (250MB pdf) Rolf Jacobson:An innovative foundation wall exterior insulation retrofit – “excavationless” (pdf)
John Semmelhack: Report from the Tech sub committee: HRV/ERV testing comparison results and recommended new certification protocols Jesse Thompson:Uptown Lofts: 24 unit affordable building in Pittsburgh, PA Ross Elliott & Stephen Magneron: Grey Passive House: Ottawa’s next passive house, R-2000 and Net-Zero Energy Pilot under the Natural Resources Canada Program J. Gary Gardner & Jim Lambach: Foam plastic insulation in passive house designs
10:00 – 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Breakout Sessions
Track 1 — Case Studies: Retrofit Single Family Projects in California Track 2 — Case Studies: Multifamily Market-rate and Large Building Ventilation Challenges Track 3 — Builder’s Business Track 4 — Quality Assurance: Monitoring and Verification
Moderator Sy Safi Mod. Katrin Klingenberg Moderator Natalie Leonard Moderator Gary Steps
Kurt Hurley:The Midori Haus retrofit case study: Passive House as a Baseline for Plus-Energy Residential Microgrids, Santa Cruz, CA (pdf) Joe Lstiburek:Tall multifamily buildings on the horizon: stack effects in high rise passive buildings and consequences on ventilation system designs (pdf) Skander SpiesSix lessons learned from a high performance envelope contractor: do’s and don’ts (pdf) Carsten Steenberg:Monitored performance data and monitoring systems – the importance of ongoing data collection to ensure systems performance (pdf)
Sylvia Wallis:Obstacles and opportunities of passive house in a temperate climate: retrofit case study in Los Angeles, CA (39 MB pdf) David Posada:Report on the design, construction and certification process of the 19-unit market-rate Kiln Apartments in Portland, OR Sam HagermanField tested construction details for the Northwest; four years, five walls, six projects: wood framed envelope lessons from the Pacific NW (pdf) Dr. Hideki Shibaike & Hideumi WakiValidation of long term monitoring performance for the experimental house and comparison for ERV/HRV efficiencies by using WUFI Plus 2.5
Sarah Mansoori & Greg Malin:PHIUS+ retrofit case study: single family urban infill renovation with shared party walls in San Francisco, CA (pdf) Chris Benedict:Newest market rate multifamily project in NYC Zach Whitt: Installing windows and doors: what is going wrong in the field? Lee Eckert & Joe BucciniTaccogna House: an investigation of indoor environmental qualities and energy use in Dundee, ORTaccogna House: an investigation of indoor environmental qualities and energy use in Dundee, OR (pdf)
12:30 – 2:00 pm Exhibit hall open & Lunch
2:00 – 4:00 pm Breakout sessions:
Track 1 — WUFI Passive Case Studies Mixed/Hot Dry/Humid Track 2 — Architects’ Business  Track 3 — Builders’ Business Track 4 — High Performance Materials and Components: Windows
Moderator Lisa White Moderator: Tom Bassett-Dilley Moderator Dan Whitmore Moderator Chris Benedict
Dr. Hideki Shibaike & Hideumi Waki:Numerical analysis on hygrothermal indoor environment of passive houses having improved HVAC load characteristics against hot and humid summer climate conditions – first PHIUS+ certified project in Yokohama, Japan Architects’ hootenanny The “Passive School” of Architecture – expressing the new aesthetic of the energy transitionTessa Smith:Fancy architectural detailing for passive houseMatt LutzTBD Round table: Carri Beer, Chris Benedict, Richard Pedranti, Jesse Thompson: Detailing (12MB pdf)
Builders hootenanny special session on airtightness Steve MannConstruction Sequencing for Minimum Infiltration (23MB pdf), Dan WhitmoreGary Nelson: Passive House Airtightness Testing (pdf),Allen GillilandRob LeonardRick Milburn. Peta-Gaye Ebanks:Comparison of CEN and NFRC window values for four NA windows in cities in eight climate zones (pdf)
Lisa White:Hot and humid climate design and comfort: from the WUFI Passive model to systems that are designed to handle latent loads and validated case study performance (pdf) Florian Speier:Balancing frame and glass innovations to create passive house windows
Dave Brach:Effects of various thermal storage capacities of different materials on passive cooling potential in the climate of Salt Lake City, UT using WUFI Passive dynamic modeling (pdf) Robert Clark:What lies ahead in super-insulating, dynamic & integrated PhotoVoltaic glazings for passive house windows (pdf)
4:00 – 4:15 pm Coffee Break
4:15 – 5:00 pm Closing Plenary Keynote: Achilles Karagiozis

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