Join ROCKWOOL and Handel Architects for our 1.0 CEU Course “Making Passive House Standard” on July 8th, as part of the AIA ’21 Conference.
In this session we will hear Ryan Lobello, NCARB certified, CPHD, and Senior Associate at Handel Architects, on how they successfully implemented passive house strategies on a number of their large scale urban buildings.
We will explore the technologies they adopted and take a close look at the products that have helped them to transition, both seamlessly and affordably, to make passive house principles standard in their practice.
Joining Ryan will be Todd Kimmel, CPHD (Certified Passive House Designer), CDT, and the NYC Architectural Manager for ROCKWOOL Insulation and Chairperson for the newly formed Rainscreen Association in North America (RAiNA).
Making Passive House Standard - RWNA210601
Buildings are responsible for a significant chunk of our world's carbon emissions and their rate of impact is particularly high in dense, diverse, and culturally rich urban environments. In response, New York (among other cities) is seeing an uptick in low-energy, high performance building standards, predominantly Passive House, for their large multi-family and mixed-use buildings. While Passive House can certainly be a powerful tool in combating global warming, buildings constructed to meet this standard have also proven to provide tenants with safer, more resilient, healthier living environments that are also more affordable to operate and maintain.
Taking from the initial successes in NYC, are we able to scale up Passive House construction in our urban areas and beyond? Do technologies exist that will allow us to seamlessly, and affordably, transition to a low-carbon future for our built environment? Can we make Passive House, standard?
In this session we will hear from a leading design firm on how they successfully implemented passive house strategies on a number of their large scale urban buildings. We will explore the technologies they adopted and take a close look at the products that have helped them to transition, both seamlessly and affordably, to make passive house principles standard in their practice.
Ryan Lobello is a Senior Associate at Handel Architects, which he joined in 2012. His work has focused on sustainably designed high-rise residential projects, including serving as Project Architect for Cornell Tech’s residential tower, The House, on the new Roosevelt Island campus in New York City. Completed in 2017, The House is the largest Passive House residential building in the world. Mr. Lobello is currently serving as Project Architect for Sendero Verde, Handel Architects’ new 709-unit residential mixed-use project in New York City. Sendero Verde is also being built to Passive House standards and will be the world’s largest fully affordable Passive House building. He is also Project Architect for Handel Architects’ new mixed-use two-tower development adjacent to the historic Ponce City Market in Atlanta.
Todd Kimmel is the NYC Architectural Manager for ROCKWOOL Insulation and Chairperson of the Rainscreen Association in North America (RAiNA). He has over 20 years of experience working on façade systems and the building enclosure, holding technical leadership positions for multiple leading product manufacturers. He is a certified passive house designer and currently sits on the board of directors for New York Passive House (NYPH).
Date: July 8th
Locations: AIA ’21 Conference