Dattner Architects’ Principal John Woelfling AIA, LEED AP, CPHT co-led a panel discussion at the 13th Annual North American Passive House Conference (NAPHC) in Boston, Massachusetts. Held on September 22, the panel focused on the design and construction solutions that have been developed for a large-scale, mixed-use passive house project, 425 Grand Concourse, in the South Bronx. As Principal-in-Charge of the project, John represented the design team and spoke alongside Christoph Stump from Trinity Financial.
Presenting the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to developing an integrated passive house design, John and Christoph identified some of the complexities and constructability issues related to high-rise passive house construction and potential solutions derived from this project. One of the largest Passive House projects in North America, this large-scale, mixed-use project is the result of an integrated and collaborative process that considered the perspectives of the developer/owner, primary design disciplines, contractor, and the future community/residents.
Named one of the country’s most Innovative 72 design firms by Building Design + Construction, Dattner Architects has a long-standing commitment to sustainable design characterized by a flexible, project-specific approach that combines passive and low-tech solutions with more active systems, analysis, and controls.
NAPHC is presented by Passive House Institute US in partnership with Passive House Alliance US. The leading passive building conference for climate-specific zero energy design, construction, and building science expertise, conference attendees get real-world case studies on projects ranging from single family homes to high-rises, the latest on mechanical systems, building science, and construction details.