September 19, 2013

Cultural and Educational Facilities Using Passive House Technology

Presenters: William Ryall, AIA, LEED, Certified Passive House Consultant and Ryall, Porter and Sheridan Architects, Partner. Jordan Goldman, LEED AP | CPHC, Zero Energy Design, Engineering Principal

Overview: In recent years, Passive House technology — a voluntary standard for energy efficiency, widely used in Europe, that results in ultra-low energy buildings – has become increasingly popular in the US. In this lecture, certified Passive House consultants William Ryall and Ted Sheridan, the architects of the Vermont Performance Lab in Vermont, and Jordan Goldman, mechanical and Passive House engineer of the Hollis Montessori School in New Hampshire, will explain the intricacies of designing institutions that make the most of this increasingly popular technology.

William Ryall’s approach to design was fundamentally changed by a Passive House course, a European program that is today’s highest environmental standard for construction, building envelope, and architectural design. William received his undergraduate degree in history and urban studies from Cornell University and a Master’s in Architecture from University of Virginia. An active participant in the architecture community, he lectures frequently and is a member of MoMA Architecture and Design Circle, the Architectural League, the Institute for Urban Design, the US Green Building Council, The Natural Resource Defense Council, the Manitoga (Russel Wright) Design Industry Council, the Society of Architectural Historians, Docomomo, and a founding member and organizer of The Friends of Morningside Park.

Jordan Goldman is a specialist in energy modeling, mechanical engineering, and is the Engineering Principal at ZeroEnergy Design. He is fluent in building envelope strategies and energy efficient construction systems; in building science design principles, and in mechanical system design, specification, and sizing for enhanced energy performance. Additionally, he is experienced in sizing and specifying renewable energy systems, such as photovoltaics and solar hot water. Jordan has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for his achievement in systems design for green buildings and has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR). He is a Certified Passive House Consultant, a LEED Accredited Professional, a Verifier for NAHB’s National Green Building Standard, and a HERS Rater. Jordan studied Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, where he received both a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Master’s degree in Engineering.

Image Credit: Photographer: Eric Roth

This lecture is accredited for: AIA Continuing Education, HSW/SD, 2 LU’s.