The reality of climate change will fundamentally alter the way buildings are designed, built, and operated in the coming decades. At the same time, the need for quality affordable housing that can withstand increasingly extreme and volatile weather continues to grow. Building healthy, safe, and accessible places to live that will both limit and adapt to climate impacts is a key challenge for the 21st century. This two-day conference, preceded by a day of workshops, will explore the tools, techniques, and practices that the building community is using to address this challenge.
This year’s conference topics include:
- Assessing resilience in new and existing buildings
- Critical strategies for multifamily passive house design and construction teams
- Cost effective engineering and achieving net zero energy
- High performance retrofits
- Funding strategies for high performance buildings
- Building performance from modeling to monitoring
Attendees will have access to hands on workshops, technical trainings, research-based lectures, building and neighborhood tours, and networking with industry leaders. This conference is informed by the PHFA Project, an effort to scale the adoption of high performance affordable housing across the country.