Passive House Design 101 at the Camden Public
Certified Passive House Consultant Erik Durbas at the Camden Public Library on
Tuesday, February 18, at 6:30 pm for an informative "crash course” presentation
about Passive House Design. He will review the six tenets
of the German Passivhaus standard and explain how they far exceed the current
building code standards for new residential construction and the renovation of
existing homes. Topics to be covered include the thermal performance of materials
and assemblies, creating an air tightness control layer, the impacts of thermal
bridging commonly seen in to-code construction, high efficiency heating and
cooling appliances, and the benefits of passive solar gain.
This is a free talk intended
to introduce the basics of designing or retrofitting a home to meet the
Passive House standard. Erik Durbas says
that he aims to help the community better understand "the best
ways we can secure our energy future and create resilient buildings for
the next generations to come.”
Erik Durbas has worked in the
construction industry for over two decades. His hands-on skills range from
cabinet making to custom building, with the last 12 years having been focused
solely on architectural design. He currently practices sustainable, energy
efficient residential design from his home office in Union.
For more information, visitlibrarycamden.org.