Passive House is well known to be the global gold standard in energy efficient building design. Andrew Michler will present on how the standard works and go though his own project which is the first certified International Passive House in Colorado. By the numbers it is the most energy efficient home in the state. Off grid and built without foams or other toxic materials the project has also gotten a lot of attention globally including the cover of magazines, film, and television. In Colorado, even though some of the Passivhaus standard’s origin can be traced here, it is still in its nascent state.
Andrew will cover some of the misunderstandings of the standard such as air tightness, comfort, net zero energy, and prescriptive vs. performance design. He will assess lessons he learned and explore how passive house is actually better optimized for Colorado than even Germany. Now that it is becoming commonplace all across Europe, in New York City, and Vancouver, the time to implement very high performing buildings in Colorado is now.
Andrew Michler is a Certified Passive House Consultant, author of Hyperlocalization of Architecture, designer, and advocate for environmentally responsive architecture. He has presented and keynoted at Passive House conferences around the globe and is chair of Passive House Rocky Mountain nonprofit.
The presentation will be held at Odell Brewing Company’s tap room at 800 E. Lincoln Avenue in Fort Collins. Doors open at 7 pm with presentation commencing at 7:30 and running through 8:30 pm.
There is a $5.00 entry fee for non-members but the event is Free for CRES Members (includes one complimentary beverage).