Toolkit for Passive House Education: Questions, Methods, Tools

Apr 06, 2015

The objectives of this paper include: a) providing an introduction to the passive house standards relative to other efforts toward high performance design; b) outlining various dissemination models for passive house principles and building performance concepts (drawing upon approaches from several universities in North America—curriculum sequences from seminars, design-build projects, and studios); c) suggesting a toolkit of resources, equipment, tools, and exercises that institutions could use to infuse passive house into the curriculum; d) discussing interactions between architectural education and the professional community and some of the successes and barriers to implementation of such collaborations.

keywords: Passive House, Knowledge Infusion, High-Performance Building, Education, Research Methods

Alison Kwok (University of Oregon)
Walter Grondzik (Ball State University)
Katrin Klingenberg (Passive House Institute US (PHIUS))
Mike Kernagis (Passive House Institute US (PHIUS))
Presented at: 
ARCC 2015 Conference – The FUTURE of Architectural Research (Chicago, IL)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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