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Workshop 1: Andrew Michler - The Decarbonisation of Low Energy Buildings
Thu. 11 February 2016, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm AEDT
2016 South Pacific Passive House Conference - Workshop 1
Andrew Michler - Decarbonisation of Low Energy Buildings
Join us as we come together for a discussion on how to reduce the embodied energy of our buildings.
As our buildings become much more efficient the importance of what we build with becomes a core design consideration. The emerging understanding of the impact of materiality in construction, while still imprecise, has a deep and lasting environmental impact. The carbon footprint of a conventional building may be an important but small percentage of its lifetime impact; with Passive House the environmental impact of materials can notably go up as the energy consumption goes down. This is a particularly salient objective when investing in fabric first design and the resulting demand for more raw materials.
Born and raised in Oakland, California, Andrew Michler (CPHC, LEED AP BD+C) found his way to a pine forest in the Colorado Rockies where he has lived off-grid for 20 years. Andrew has built and written extensively on environmental architecture. He recently released the book [ours] Hyperlocalization of Architecture, published by eVolo Press, about the most innovative movements in architecture worldwide. He has designed and built the first certified Passive House in Colorado which is also foam free and is developing the regional nonprofit Passive House Rocky Mountains.
Andrew Michler will lead the discussion, presenting on his work in the US where he has been instrumental in achieving net-zero energy and carbon buildings. Join us in what promises to be a lively debate.