Please join us for our October webinar!
Description: Passive building is a design methodology defined by a set of principles that prioritize energy conservation and best practices. The principles can be applied to all building typologies -- from single-family homes to multi-family apartment buildings, offices, skyscrapers to achieve lower energy use, specifically lower space conditioning loads. These strategies also produce non-energy related benefits such as comfort, improved indoor air quality, durability, and resilience. This session will cover the background on passive building as well as the key pillars of the PHIUS+ Certification Standard, how those were developed, and a snapshot of PHIUS+ Certification which is a cost-optimized and quality-assured passive building certification program.
Bio: Lisa White serves as the Associate Director for the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) and has been with PHIUS since 2012. Prior to this role, she led the certification review technical team. She is an instructor for Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC®) and WUFI Passive software training. White works on certification, training, WUFI Passive and passive building standards development and is a member of PHIUS’ technical committee. She holds a degree in Environmental Sustainability with a minor in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Master’s in Energy Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.