Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Delaware Valley Green Building Conference: Climate Change And High Performance Affordable Housing Aug. 3-4

The reality of climate change will fundamentally alter the way buildings are designed, built, and operated in the coming decades. At the same time, the need for quality affordable housing that can withstand increasingly extreme and volatile weather continues to grow.
Building healthy, safe, and accessible places to live that will both limit and adapt to climate impacts is a key challenge for the 21st century.
This two-day conference will explore the tools, techniques, and practices that the building community is using to address this challenge.
Key topics include lessons learned from the first seven Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency funded Passive House projects, resolving conflicts between funder-required energy benchmarking systems, optimizing pro formas for high performance affordable housing, and much more!
Keynote speakers include—
-- Lois Arena, Senior Engineer/ Director, Steven Winter Associates
-- Sebastian Moreno-Vacca, Architect/ Founding Partner, A2M and MMA Architects
-- Jonathan F.P. Rose, President, Jonathan Rose Companies, LLC
-- Zack Semke, Principal/ CMO, Nicholson Kovalchick Architects
Attendees will have access to hands on workshops, technical trainings, research-based lectures, building and neighborhood tours, and networking with industry leaders.
This conference is informed by the PHFA Project - A National Net-Zero-Energy Initiative, an effort to scale the adoption of high performance affordable housing across the country.
Click Here for all the details, to register or sponsor this unique event.
For more information on programs, initiatives, training opportunities and other upcoming events, visit the Delaware Valley Green Building Council website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Council.
(Photo: Affordable Passive House Project in the Onion Flats neighborhood of Philadelphia known as the Belfield Townhomes; the first certified Passive House in Pennsylvania.)

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