(On-Demand) Multifamily Passive House & the Pennsylvania Finance Housing Authority: A Panel Discussion

  • Friday, December 31, 2021
  • Online/On-Demand (Available thru 12/31/2021)


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90-minute webinar available on-demand until 12/31/2021

(Originally recorded live for the New Gravity Housing Conference on 8/7/2020)

  • FREE access for Illinois Green Members and $10 access for non-members.
  • Please register using the registration button on the left to gain access to this on-demand webinar.
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Stan Salwoki, former Manager of Architecture & Engineering at the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), retired in July 2020 and we thought you might like to know something about this quiet giant! The New Gravity Conference would not exist without the work that Stan and his colleagues at PHFA initiated in 2014 when several Passive House “instigators” approached them with a bold and somewhat naive request: incentivize the construction of multifamily Passive House buildings and make it the STANDARD by 2030. The short story: Stan and his colleagues said “OK”!!! We'll dive into the long story during this Panel Discussion.

Tim McDonald, Adam Cohen, and Hank Keating will discuss their unique experiences working with Stan and his colleagues at PHFA and how Passive House at PHFA started an affordable housing revolution across the country. Tim will reveal how some of the early challenges with communicating the value of Passive House were smoothed over with Stan’s commitment and extensive knowledge of high performance buildings. Adam will discuss his rocky yet productive role in training Stan and his team at PHFA how to review Passive House submissions. Hank will discuss Stan’s role in helping to promote Passive House to other Housing Finance Agencies across the county, and in particular Massachusetts.


  • Adam Cohen | RA, Builder, CPHC | Regenerative Explorer in Residence | Passive Buildings Canada
  • Hank Keating | AIA | President | Passive House Massachusetts
  • Tim McDonald | RA, CPHC | Founding Principal | Onion Flats
  • Stan Salwocki | Manager of Architecture & Engineering | Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
Continuing Education:

This webinar is eligible to self-report to USGBC for 1.5 credit hour towards your LEED professional credential. You can find self reporting instructions in your confirmation email.


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