The presentation will show the implementation of passive house principles in a newly-built certified passive house in the Hudson Valley (the Hudson Passive Project) designed by Dennis Wedlick Architect LLC and a passive retrofit of a brownstone in the historic district of Park Slope, Brooklyn designed by Prospect Architecture. Originally developed in Germany, the passive house standard embodies today's highest benchmark for energy efficiency and conservation and is being implemented with ever-greater frequency in the United States. A cutting-edge approach to design and construction, the passive house standard drastically reduces the amount of energy required to operate a building (for instance, it results in a 90% reduction in energy required for heating).
Speakers will be Dennis Wedlick of Dennis Wedlick Architect, LLC., Brian Marsh, Associate Partner, and Jeremy Shannon of Prospect Architecture, PC.
About the Speakers
Dennis Wedlick is the founder of Dennis Wedlick Architect LLC, a full-service architecture, master planning, landscape and interior design firm in Manhattan and Hudson. The firm is known for sustainable, expressive projects that combine great design, technology and craft. Last year, the firm designed its first passive house, The Hudson Passive Project, which was completed in the fall of 2010.
Brian Marsh is the Associate Partner of Dennis Wedlick Architect LLC, a full-service architecture, master planning, landscape and interior design firm in Manhattan and Hudson. Last year, the firm designed its first passive house, The Hudson Passive Project, completed in the fall of 2010. Marsh was the lead architect on the Hudson Passive Project.
Jeremy R. M. Shannon is the Principal Architect of Prospect Architecture, PC, a sustainable design-build firm located in Brooklyn. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic and State University and is a LEED Accredited Professional, BPI Envelope, Heating and Multifamily Specialist, and a Certified Passive House Consultant. He has served as Vice President of the national Passive House Alliance, a trade organization created to promote the growth of Passive House in the United States. He is also a part time instructor at Parsons New School. Shannon specializes in residential townhouse and multifamily building construction using sustainable materials and focusing on energy efficiency without sacrificing the aesthetics or character of existing buildings. He designed and was the construction manager of the renovation and retrofit of multiple Passive House townhouses in Brooklyn.
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SUNY Orange location
Entrance is in the rear of the building (facing Harriman Hall - HA).
Participants should park in Lots 3, 5 or 6.
Cold Spring location
Parking at the site is extremely limited. Ample parking is available in the Metro North lot across the street. Make sure to pay the fee for your parking space, otherwise your car may be ticketed.