Watch Tom O´Leary and Heide Gentner catching up at the North American Passive House Network Conference in New York after meeting in Darmstadt Germany, at the International Passive House Conference in 2016. Tom O´Leary, Founder of the Passive House Academy, was a speaker at the conference and hosted a workshop on multi-family buildings. The sold-out, intense session on how to achieve multi-family Passive Houses focused mainly on the tricky issues such as basements, ventilation systems, elevators, and trash shoots.
John Druelinger of 475 High Performance Building Supply is visiting the pro clima headquarters in Schwetzingen, Germany for the first time. In the video he talks about his first impressions, why he is working with pro clima, and how 475 excites people.
Juan Levy, Passive House Designer and Founder and President of FutureFitBuilding LLC based in Philadelphia, PA, spoke with Heide Gentner of pro clima TV at the North American Passive House Network Conference. Please watch the above video to find out why Juan Levy became a certified Passive House Designer and whether designing a Passive House is difficult or not.
Ken Levenson is a registered architect in New York State and the President of NY Passive House, a nonprofit dedicated to promote the Passive House Standard as well as a founding member of the North American Passive House Network. In recent months, New York City passed a law mandating that city owned buildings, which are being contructed have Passive House Standard as an optional goal to fulfill energy efficiency requirement. This optional goal which will move to a mandatory fullfilment in the future. In his interview with pro clima´s Heide Gentner, Levenson said “Passive House is a critical tool to establish a carbon free society and answer the climate crisis that we are facing”.
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John Druelinger of 475 High Performance Building Supply spoke with pro clima´s Heide Gentner at the North American Passive House Conference 2016 in New York City about retrofits and renovations in the North East United States. Airtight sealing is an important topic for Druelinger who is an avid blogger. He uses twitter and facebook to spread the word about airsealing and supports the movement to increase energy use, comfort, and health for the buildings´ occupants.
Tom O’Leary built Ireland´s first certified Passive House. During the 20th International Passive House Conference in Darmstadt, Germany, O’Leary spoke with pro clima TV´s Heide Gentner at the pro clima booth. Watch the video above to learn more about Tom O’Leary´s motivation to build a passive house as well as his quest to spread passive house awareness.
Floris Keverling Buismann of 475, pro clima´s U.S. partner, was invited to speak at the 20th International Passive House Conference in Darmstadt, Germany. He was interviewed by Heide Gentner of pro clima TV about a current renovation project in Upstate New York and shared his impressions of the Passive House Conference.