Dattner Architects will present a progress report on four affordable multifamily buildings in various stages of design construction. Project teams will share lessons learned form each building, which have informed the firm’s ability to deliver high-performance housing within the constraints of limited construction budgets and difficult sites.
Gain understanding of how affordable, high-density, multi-family housing planned in urban environments—as building typology—creates opportunities to design according to Passive House Standards.
Gain knowledge distinguishing between established Passive House exterior envelope detailing and project-specific design challenges, such as for reducing thermal bridging at windows, sunshades, roofing penetrations, foundation transitions, and equipment supports.
Gain understanding of challenges and lessons learned for successful construction administration of a Passive House multi-family building and for addressing unforeseen field conditions.
Understand the challenges of meeting Passive House requirements based on buildings with mixed uses, heights, and foot print configurations.
About NYPH: New York Passive House (NYPH) was founded in 2010 by a group of professionals who found the need for an energy-efficient built environment. What started as an unofficial meetup of like-minded professionals has developed into a strong non-profit with members of diverse professional backgrounds. Today, NYPH leads the movement to promote the Passive House building energy standard in New York State and the New York City metropolitan area.
New York Passive House (NYPH) and AIANY Committee on the Environment
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