Authors: Al Cobb, Richard Backus, Dave Gano
Presenter: Al Cobb, Net Plus Energy School, Moneta, VA
Abstract: This 90 minute forum engages industry professionals in the practical “how to” of low-energy design and construction, as exemplified by methodologies such as ‘passive house’. The fundamental building science and technical requirements to perfecting low-energy building enclosures are discussed, showing application in built structures. Modern ‘passive house’ building practice is examined, as a necessary evolution of traditional passive solar design. Energy modelling, low-energy consumption metrics, and performance measurement are synthesized, to set a proper foundation for achieving ‘net zero’ to ‘net plus’ energy goals.