Best of GreenBuild Series Webcast: Passivhaus Office: A Real World Case Study
With the introduction of the more stringent energy requirements of LEED v4 and the coming 2030 Challenge, building designers are looking for new strategies to achieve greater energy performance. In Munich, Germany, Intep and Epsten Group worked together on NuOffice, a Passivhaus inspired office building which achieved 94 points and LEED CS 2009 Platinum Certification. Participants will learn how Passivhaus principals and advanced strategies and technologies such as passive ventilation, activated radiant slabs, geothermal systems (geothermal absorption heat pump and free geothermal cooling), exhaust air energy recovery, and photovoltaics were applied to design and construct a building 53% more efficient than the ASHRAE 90.1 2007 baseline building. The presentation will explore the basic principles of the Passivhaus standard and how they were applied at NuOffice, the challenges encountered in optimizing the energy performance of a speculative core and shell project, and the difficulties the project team overcame in reconciling European techniques and energy systems with North American energy standards like ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and the LEED Rating System. The presentation will also include a look at post-occupancy energy consumption data from NuOffice and explore how the project’s Passivhaus inspired design is performing relative to design expectations.
This session is approved for 1 hour of LEED Specific LEED Specific BD+C GBCI hours.
In-Person Location (Coffee, Bagels, & Networking):
Auld & White Constructors, 4168 Southpoint Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32216
Available via registration for webcast
Please RSVP online by 5:00 PM the day before the webcast. If you plan to be a GoToMeeting participant, you will receive a separate email in addition to your confirmation email with the GoToMeeting login information.
Special Thanks to Our Venue Host
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