Ken Levenson, a founder of 475 High Performance Building Supply, will be in town to share his knowledge of high-performance building, and the tools needed to get there.
Join us for either – or BOTH – presentations!
High Performance Historic Masonry Retrofits
1:00-2:30 @ Master Builders Association of Western PA, 631 Iron City Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
The goals of historic preservation and energy efficiency and comfort often seem in conflict, as higher insulation levels can pose new risks to these timeless structures. Yet it need not be so. This comprehensive presentation discusses strategies for minimizing the apparent conflict while allowing for the highest possible performance – ensuring that the integrity of the structure won’t be compromised, and making a more robust structure for the next 100 years: preservation and high-performance working together for a truly sustainable future.
Please RSVP to PassivehouseWPA@gmail.com
Notes from New York: Lessons from a Growing Market
5:30-7:30 pm @ WYEP Community Broadcast Center, 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Join Green Building Alliance and PHWPA for an evening with Ken Levenson!
Passive House is growing around the world. Yet some regions seem to be moving farther, faster. Why? Ken had a chance to explore this question when asked to talk about what’s happening in the New York region as the keynote speaker at the Passive House Massachusetts Symposium in Boston. What he describes is movement building and lessons learned that can be applied by those promoting Passive House in other regions.