IT’S A WRAP. Thank you to all who participated in PHCC 2019!  

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Professional Development:

AIBC*: Up to 12 Core LUs / 4 Core LUs for Golden Horseshoe Tour / 3 Core LUs for York Loop Tour
BC Housing: Up to 12 training hours / 4 training hours for Golden Horseshoe Tour/ 3 training hours for York Loop Tour
PHI: 16 Credit Points - ID: V146_2019_CA
OAA: All participants will receive a certificate of attendance for those requesting & self reporting CEUs 
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Thursday, October 17 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Opening Feature: Passive House on a Large Scale - Applying Lessons Learned

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Passive House on a Large Scale - Applying Lessons Learned
Lois Arena, Steven Winter Associates and Deborah Moelis, Handel Architects
At 26 stories and 270,000 sq. ft. The House at Cornell Tech in New York City is one of the largest Passive House buildings in the world. The lessons learned from this project are now being applied on an even larger scale: Sendero Verde, in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood takes the principles of market rate multifamily Passive House design and squeezes the budget to meet low-income housing, as per New York City Housing Preservation & Development standards.

When complete, Sendero will be the largest PH building in the world and a model for all to follow, showing that deep sustainable design is possible and affordable.

The talk will explore the design and completion of The House and how lessons learned are being applied to a mixed-use, 100% affordable housing project. Deborah and Lois will explore some of the obstacles that have been overcome to implement PH at such scales and compare and contrast the 352-unit market-rate tower, completed and certified, with the 699-unit affordable housing Sendero Verde project, soon to start construction.

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Lois Arena

Director of Passive House Services, Steven Winter Associates
Lois Arena, Director of Passive House Services at Steven Winter Associates, Inc., possesses over 25 years experience in the building science field and has extensive experience with new and existing buildings.  Lois holds both US and international Passive House consultant certifications... Read More →
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Deborah Moelis

Principal, Handel Architects
Deborah Moelis, AIA CPHD, is a Principal and a founding member of Handel Architects, and a licensed Architect in New York and California, and a Certified Passive House Designer. Ms. Moelis has lectured extensively on the principles of Passive House design in various locations and... Read More →

Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
AC223 - Plenary Session Lecture Theater