SoA Graduate Exchange: Lecture Series - Michael McCarthy, Passive House Academy

  • Scott Hall 5201, Marquis Conference Room

Michael McCarthy serves as the Training Team Manager of the Passive House Academy – a certification, training, and research body based in Ireland and New York. Developed in Germany, the rigorous Passive House building standard places a focus on reduced energy demand, incredible efficiency, a tight building envelope, and the use of passive design methods to maximize thermal comfort.

Michael will give a brief overview of the origins of Passive House and share some colorful case studies from different applications (both residential and commercial) of the standard from around the world. He’ll also give some insight into considerations for our specific region, including applications of Passive House for multi-family projects.

THE LECTURE IS FREE TO CMU STUDENTS, BUT YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE! USE CODE CMU16! Food and beverages will be provided.

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