(On-Demand) How Not to Fail at Passive House: Harrowing Tales of Survival and Critical Strategies for Success

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


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

(Originally recorded live for the New Gravity Housing Conference on 8/5/2020)

  • 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.
  • Direct video link will be shared in your confirmation email.

This presentation is a distillation of pitfalls, lessons learned, and proactive risk management strategies for conceptual design through construction and close out from our collective 15 years and 1.5 million sf of PH projects. Through the lens of large scale residential and non-residential projects, lessons relevant for all PH project types will be shared, illustrating how cut corners and seemingly innocuous decisions can have a substantial ripple effect through the rest of the project.

Covered design topics include PHIUS prerequisites, a critical path approach for PH design, specifications, procurement, coordination between trades to ensure material continuity and sequencing at the thermal and airtight boundaries, and shop drawings oversight. Construction and quality assurance topics will include PH construction management, strategies for handling substitutions and preventing unintended consequences, CPHC-Verifier coordination, blower door building prep and common air sealing mistakes and solutions. All lessons presented are based on actual projects and are intended to flag common pitfalls so you don't get caught in them!


  • Prudence Ferreira | CPHC, LEED AP, Hygrothermal Analyst | Passive House Practice Lead | Morrison Hershfield
  • David Salamon | CPHC/CPHD | Re:Vision Architecture
Continuing Education:

This webinar is eligible to self-report to USGBC for 1 credit hour towards your LEED professional credential. You can find self reporting instructions in your confirmation email.


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