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February 2020

Case Studies – Two PHIUS+ 2018 / PHIUS+ Source Zero Projects

February 19, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Skender Construction, 1330 W. Fulton St. Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Free

Tom Basset-Dilley AIA CPHC & Tom Boeman CPHC will each present their recent experiences as Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) on projects achieving both PHIUS+2018 and PHIUS+ Source Zero Pre-Certification.

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April 2020

Mass Timber Construction: Products, Performance and Design (Online)

April 15, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Due to their high strength, dimensional stability and positive environmental performance, mass timber building products are quickly becoming materials of choice for sustainably-minded designers. This presentation will provide a detailed look at the variety of mass timber products available, including glue-laminated timber (glulam), cross laminated timber (CLT), nail laminated timber (NLT), heavy timber decking, and other engineered and composite systems.

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May 2020

Passive House Discussion with Dan Whitmore from RDH Building Sciences

May 20, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Online – Zoom
Free

In his efforts to evolve building practices, Dan Whitmore combines a passion for energy, sustainability, and the natural environment with over 30 years of construction experience. He melds knowledge of Passive House, building science, materials selection, and energy resources with his extensive background in hands-on craft, site management, and project troubleshooting. Since 2010 he has designed, constructed and/or consulted on over 40 passive building projects. A long-time denizen of Seattle, Washington, in 2018 Dan joined RDH Building Science as one…

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June 2020

A Tale of Two Bldgs: In-Depth Performance Comparison + PHIUS Monitoring Protocol

June 16, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online – Zoom
Free

Join us as we explore high level protocols and in-depth performance results of energy and indoor environmental quality measurement within PHIUS+ multi-family buildings. Providing more perspective on actual operation is a key step to transforming the market towards passive design principles.

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July 2020

Oh No! What Did I Miss? How to Properly Specify an Air Barrier System

July 15, 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Online – Zoom
Free

Design and Construction documents are one of the first steps towards achieving an effective layer of airtightness to manage moisture and air movement. The importance of a proper specification cannot be understated and a well-articulated document will ensure that the owner is provided with materials, performance and quality. 

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