Recent speaking engagements
It has been a long time since our last post and I’ll start with an update of some speaking engagements, as we have continued over the last year to get out the word on high performance building design.
In June, Matt and David both gave presentations at the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy workshop On a Path to Zero Energy Construction. We were joined in that by Katrin Klingenberg, Director of PHIUS, and other Passive House practitioners.
In October Matt was the keynote speaker at the AIA’s Blue Ridge Chapter at their fall educational event in Roanoke, speaking on the subject of affordable high performance housing. The event was organized by Greg Tew, Associate Professor at Virginia Tech School of Architecture.
Then in January Matt, Izumi and David did a day-long HalfMoon Education seminar for architects and builders on Passive House planning and design. This was the second time we’ve done this program, and this time we brought in Dave Geary of EnSync Energy and DC Fusion to address the natural fit between high performance buildings and hybrid dc microgrids as a path to zero energy buildings.
In March David sat on an AIA panel discussion on high performance houses organized by Mike Binder, President of the AIA DC Chapter’s Committee on the Environment.
And most recently, earlier this month David sat on a panel at a symposium put on by the Belgian Embassy and the World Resources Institute on the adoption of Passive House in the US and Europe.
Matt and Izumi and I all welcome these opportunities to further knowledge about energy efficiency in buildings. Please contact us if you have a group that is interested in learning more on this subject.