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PHPWA – Active Ventilation in a Passive House

June 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a special presentation by Dr. Kara Rosenmeier

In this presentation, we will navigate from the why’s to the how’s of residential ventilation: Why ventilate? The significance of moisture and air contaminants in homes. Why are windows not the tool of choice? The necessity of a force for continuous air exchange and good air mixing. Why airtightness first? Why heat recovery?

About Dr. Rosenmeier: Kara Rosemeier (PhD) is the chair of the Passive House Institute New Zealand, and director of the Passive House Academy New Zealand. She teaches part-time in the architecture department at Unitec in Auckland. Her PhD thesis looked at “Healthy and affordable housing in New Zealand: the role of ventilation.” Before moving to New Zealand, she was the director of an engineering consultancy in Germany, where she advised the federal state government on matters of energy efficiency in the building sector. Kara worked with private clients on the building physics of Passive Houses while supervising hundreds of retrot projects. Additionally, she managed an up-skill training initiative for building professionals.

Her book “Positive Energy Homes,” co-authored with Dr. Robin Brimblecombe, will be published b North American by CSIRO later this year.

Please RSVP to Leah Libow at 

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June 16, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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