Factoring in Electrification: Designs for a Renewable Energy Grid

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Aaron Gunderson

26 Feb 2021




Electrification is the buzz word du jour for decarbonization, and it’s pushing policymakers to rethink how they structure everything, from local codes, to energy models, to how they incentive programs focused on high performance buildings. Passive House has always provided a more careful accounting for ‘source energy,’ looking closely at which fuels power which appliances and HVAC equipment, noting that not all source energy is equal. This presentation will delve into how the Passive House standard is structured to support both electrification and decarbonization. We’ll delve into the back end of the Primary Energy Renewables framework. We’ll look at how these renewable source energy factors are derived, how they’re applied to the various active components in buildings. Lastly, we’ll look at how these work for New England using a specific project in PHPP.

Presented by:
Bronwyn Barry, North American Passive House Association Board President
Dylan Martello, Senior Building Systems Consultant, Steven Winter Associates

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