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Event :: Tri-State ASHI January Meeting

Tri State Chapter
Title

Tri-State ASHI January Meeting


Summary

Passive Houses and Energy Efficient Construction by Scott Guthridge


Description

This month's meeting will be held at Dave and Busters, Plymouth Meeting

Tuesday January 11, 2022

The meeting will start at 6pm

Board meeting will start at 5pm

Scott Guthridge will speak about Building a "Passive" House he has personally been involved with and the latest in best practices in new construction for energy efficient buildings.


Start Date And Time

01/11/2022 06:00 pm


End Date And Time

01/11/2022 09:00 pm


Location

Dave & Busters 500 W. Germantown Pike Plymouth Meeting, PA


Details

Passive Homes are built to standards that far exceed current building codes.

It results in a home that requires very little in heating and cooling costs.

It is a standard started in Europe in the 1990's and now has become more common in the United States.

It is based on the following principles:

1. Passive Solar building design- Southern exposure for winter heat and deep overhangs for shade in summer

2. Energy Efficient Landscaping- Shade trees in summer that drop leaves in winter to allow sun to shine into the home.

3. Advanced window technology- Use of Triple glazed windows and doors.

4. Airtightness- Blower door tests that make sure air exchange is extremely low.

5. Ventilation- ERV use and controlling all air coming in and exiting the building.

6. Lighting and electrical appliances- Use of efficient appliances. LED, and heat pump water heaters, etc.

Come see how a home built here in Pennsylvania is being built to meet these passive standards.

There will hands on demonstrations of the products used, including ICF construction, triple glazed european windows, liquid flashings, Azek trim and solar refelective paint, double wall and styrofoam exterior walls, etc.

Look forward to seeing you all!