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Wed 02.17.2016

Deep Energy Retrofit: Row House

AIA CES: 1.5 LU | HSW GBCI: 1.5 CE

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Where: At The Center   

Learn how an 1899 Brooklyn row house became NYC's first Passive House-certified home in NYC through renovations that relied on energy modeling, integrative design, air tightness, and performance metrics. The architect, builder, and passive house consultant will speak in detail about how the work was accomplished and how this case study has informed subsequent projects.

Deep Energy Retrofits: NYC
is a series of presentations focusing on deep retrofit strategies for existing buildings that will help achieve NYC's 80x50 GHG reduction targets. Each session showcases a retrofit project of an existing building representing a specific New York City typology. Participants can use these case studies as tools to meet 80 x 50 reduction targets in other existing buildings.

Julie Torres Moskovitz, AIA, LEED AP, CPHT, Founding Principal, Fete Nature Architecture, PLLC
Jordan Goldman, Founding Principal, Zero Energy Design
Kevin Brennan, Building Science Consultant & Trainer, Passive House Academy

Julie Torres Moskovitz, AIA, LEED AP, CPHT is principal architect at FNA and was lead designer on Tighthouse, the first certified passive house in NYC and a retrofit of an 1899 row house. She is author of Princeton Architectural Press’ The Greenest Home, which features 18 Passive House case studies. She recently formed a joint venture with Belgian architect Sebastian Moreno-Vacca, who is at the center of Belgium’s sustainable success story, an initiative that has resulted in millions of square feet of Passive House buildings in just five years.

Jordan Goldman is a specialist in energy modeling and mechanical engineering. He manages the HVAC design practice for ZeroEnergy Design. Goldman is fluent in building envelope strategies and energy efficient construction systems, building science design principles, as well as mechanical system design, specification, and sizing for enhanced energy performance. Goldman has been recognized by the EPA for his achievement in systems design for green buildings and has been featured on NPR. He is a Certified Passive House Consultant, LEED Accredited Professional, and HERS Rater.

Kevin Brennan is a building science consultant and trainer for Passive House Academy based in NYC. Brennan is a PHI-certified Passive House tradesperson, BPI retrofit installer, ABAA auditor, and ABAA self-adhered / fluid applied air barrier installer. For the past three years, Brennan has been delivering the PHI-certified Passive House tradesperson courses in the Bronx at AEA's hands-on Passive House training facility. Brennan is an instructor for the Air Barrier Association of America.

Organized by: AIANY Committee on the Environment (COTE), ASHRAE NY Sustainability Committee, and Urban Green Council

Price: $10 for AIA, ASHRAE, Passive House, and Urban Green Council members; $20 for non-members


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