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Join us in Seattle on May 16 - 19, 2017 for the 11th annual Living Future unConference! Learn more and register here: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/.
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Friday, May 19 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Passive House 101: What Is It, and What Does It Achieve?
TRACK: Energy

For the most part, Living Buildings and Passive House have evolved in parallel universes, with occasional interactions. Only a handful of ILFI LBC and NZEB projects have used the two frameworks. But Passive House is a natural complement to NZEB, because Passive House buildings reliably and cost-effectively deliver deep energy efficiency. The building approach is gaining huge traction in many areas, including just across the border in Vancouver, BC. Brad Liljequist, ILFI NZE Director, and Bronwyn Barry, North American Passive House Network President, will discuss broad alignment and themes between the two organizations.  Then, the NK Architects team will cover Passive House basics - how it works, what is required - and provide an in person demo of air sealing techniques typical of Passive House construction.

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Bronwyn Barry

President, North American Passive House Network
Bronwyn Barry works as the Design Director for One Sky Homes, a Silicon Valley Passive House and Net Zero Energy homebuilder. She is a Certified Passive House Designer and a founding member of Passive House California and the North American Passive House Network. Her passion is c... Read More →
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Brad Liljequist

Director, Net Zero Energy Buildings and Living Community Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As director of the Institute's Net Zero Energy and Living Community programs, Brad is at the forefront of a global transformation toward a carbon-free future. He directed development of the Petal and Net Zero Energy Certified zHome, the first multifamily zero net energy community in the United States, as well as Issaquah Fire Station 72, the... Read More →
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Tim Weyand

CEO, NK Architects
As the CEO of NK Architects, Tim oversees the firm’s core business operations and strategic direction in the Mid-Atlantic and Pacific Northwest markets. Under his leadership, NK is bringing together Passive House design strategies and code incentives to make zero-energy multi-family housing projects financially feasible for its... Read More →

Friday May 19, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Pine (Westlake Level)