EnerPHit: The Passive House Standard for Energy Retrofits

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 1.0 CE Hours
Approved for 1.0 HSW/LU Hour
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Read the event summary on our blog, Points of View.

New York City’s building stock represents a significant investment of natural resources, both in construction and operation. And, as new construction projects strive to achieve the Passive House Standard, many look to how similar energy-saving strategies can apply to our existing buildings. For some, the answer is EnerPHit; the passive house energy retrofit standard launched by Passive House Institute founder, Dr. Wolfgang Feist.

Join us to learn how EnerPHit requirements differ from the Passive House standard and how wide application in NYC can help us reach larger emission reduction goals. Speakers will also examine an EnerPHit case study in Brooklyn, discussing the challenges and opportunities.

EnerPHit House Interior & Exterior
Interior and exterior view of EnerPHit case study project.

Thank you to our event partners AIA New York and New York Passive House.

Jane Sanders, AIA, CPHD
Principal and Owner, Jane Sanders Architect

Ms. Sanders is an architect and Certified Passive House Designer in Brooklyn, NY. Before starting her own business, she spent 12 years at Jan Hird Pokorny Associates, a firm specializing in Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.

Jeremy R. M. Shannon, AIA, LEED AP, BPI
CEO and Principal Architect, Build with Prospect, Inc. and Prospect Architecture

Mr. Shannon is a Certified Passive House Consultant and Tradesperson. He is a founder of the National Passive House Alliance and serves on the Board of Directors of NY Passive House. With Build with Prospect, Inc., he has designed and renovated eight townhouses to the EnerPHit standard.

Cramer Silkworth
Chief Engineer, Baukraft Engineering

Cramer founded Baukraft Engineering, which provides consulting and mechanical system design for architects and homeowners on low energy residential projects. He also teaches at Rhode Island School of Design and City College of New York.