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*CANCELLED* Passive House Massachusetts

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    Free and open to the public

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    Knowledge Community



Multi-Family Affordable Housing In-Progress Case-Study

Join us for this presentation of the first multi-family Passive House development in New Hampshire by the project's CPHCs: Paul Eldrenkamp and Mike Duclos. Gilford Village Knolls is a 24-unit, low-income senior living facility that broke ground last summer and is slated to be completed in June. The developer is the Laconia Area Community Land Trust, whose mission is to "assist low and moderate income families achieve economic self-sufficiency through the development of permanently affordable housing opportunities and associated support programs.”

Apart from the Passive House consulting team of Mike Duclos, Michael Hindle, Mike Dutra, and Paul Eldrenkamp, none of the project team members had any Passive House experience prior to this project — not the architect, the developer, the finance authority, the mechanical systems engineer, the contractor, nor any of the subcontractors. It’s been a learning experience for everyone, but the project looks to be on track to achieve certification (knock on wood). This presentation will describe the project and the experience from the CPHC’s point of view, and offer a multitude of hard-earned lessons for anyone considering participating in such a project, in any role.

For those who qualify, 1.5 LU/HSWs are available.

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