Integrating HVAC into Large Passive House Building Design – with Mike Woolsey

+ bonus presentation from Brett Bridgeland with Slipstream on new ComEd incentives!

For our main presentation this month Mike Woolsey from Swegon will be exploring the integration of HVAC systems into the design of large Passive House buildings in order to save enormous amounts of energy, reduce operating costs and provide high levels of occupant comfort.

1 AIA and 1 PHI CEU approved

Course Objectives Include:

  • Review the main characteristics of large Passive House buildings.
  • Learn the differences between HVAC systems for large buildings meeting code, and large buildings built to the Passive House Institute standard.
  • Examine the role of the Energy Recovery Air Handling Unit in large Passive House buildings.
  • Explore steps taken to integrate HVAC into large Passive House buildings.

Presenter Info:
Mike Woolsey first became interested in building energy use during the oil embargo of the 1970s. Ongoing curiosity about building systems led to a career in the HVAC industry that launched in 1985, while he was still completing his BSME degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Now a Certified Passive House Designer, Mike specializes in product and system applications, market management and business development and has presented on ventilation topics in the United States and abroad at hundreds of seminars. An active member of ASHRAE, Mike is a voting member of ASHRAE SPC 227P Passive Building Design Standard, and was previously a voting member of SSPC 170 Ventilation of Health Care Facilities. Mike currently serves as Business Development Manager in the Commercial Ventilation group of Swegon North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Swegon AB, with 1500 employees and annual sales of over US$600M worldwide.

Bonus Presentation

Brett Bridgeland from Slipstream will be giving a quick presentation on the NEW ComEd incentive ($2k) for high-performance, all-electric homes!