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Fundamentals of Passive House: What is it, Really? A CI-101 Collaborative
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This workshop will focus on the integrated team approach by examining the multifamily and townhouse development at 11 Crown Street in Meriden, CT. Discussion will include a general overview of Passive House features and focus on the CHFA process and design considerations. An in-depth look at preconstruction process will address the kickoff meeting, scheduling, staging, testing, and training.

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: F+F Mechanical
2 Dwight Street
North Haven, Connecticut  06473
United States
Contact: Chris Kullstroem

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Construction Institute 101 Educational Series in collaboration with Passive House


Our new educational event series called "Construction Institute 101", is designed to bring together everyone who works in, markets and supports the AEC industry -- whether you are brand new in your role or a seasoned professional, this series is for you. Each semester we will present a new session that will dive into a particular facet of the industry. We will discuss how we connect with each other, ways we can better collaborate and gain a general understanding of how we can work together effectively.


Session #4: Fundamentals of Passive House: What is it, Really?

Achieving Passive House (PH) certification at any scale is the result of careful design and execution. As multifamily PH projects increase in size and complexity, it is critical to manage the integrated design process (IDP). Common pitfalls can be avoided with strategic advanced planning and by reducing change orders and frustration during construction. Collaboration among the project team should occur at critical design milestones from feasibility to 100% construction documents (CDs), with careful consideration for field execution.

Learning Objectives 

  • Explain the basic principles and benefits of PH construction
  • Recognize challenges of an expedited design process for affordable, PH projects
  • Understand critical items requiring design team coordination and when the construction team should be integrated
  • List three topics to address during pre-construction meetings for PH buildings 



  • Lois Arena, Director of Passive House Services, Steven Winter Associates, Inc. 
  • Ken Boroson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Kenneth Boroson Architects
  • Adam Kinkel, Project Manager, Haynes Construction
  • Sandra Rubino, Project Manager, Haynes Construction
  • Grant Wright, RA, CPHC, Associate, Project Architect, Kenneth Boroson Architects


Full panelist bios can be viewed here! 



  • Joanna Grab, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
  • Nick Jones, CEM, LEED-GA, GPRO O&M, Energy Efficiency Consultant, Eversource Energy



8:30 - 9:00 AM:....Registration and light refreshments

9:00 - 10:30 AM:..Educational Session

Target Audience

Our target audience is really everyone!

  • MARKETING: We want marketing departments to come to understand what the proposals they are pulling together mean and how to help write them.

  • AEC PROFESSIONALS: We want young professionals and experienced veterans, including facilities and procurement folks, to come and understand the industry better, holistically.



CI and SMPS Members: $65 / Non-Members: $90

CI Members, please login prior to registering to receive the member discount.  


SMPS members, enter the promo code you received and your SMPS membership number on the Checkout page.  


University of Hartford students, faculty and staff pricing is available.


Continuing Educational Credit

Construction Institute is an AIA Registered Provider, CCM Recertification Point Provider and NYS approved sponsor of CE - NYS sponsor # 9040.


Course attendees are eligible to receive 0.20 Continuing Education Units, 2.0 CCM Renewal Points, 2.0 Professional Development hours and/or 2.0 AIA Continuing Education Learning Units, verified through certificates of attendance, which are sent to participants after completion of workshop and assessment.


Course attendees wishing to receive AIA Continuing Education Learning Units and/or CCM Renewal Points should check in at the sign-in desk and fill out the appropriate attendance form(s) to receive credit.



For more information

For questions, contact Chris Kullstroem at

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Sponsorship opportunities:

The Construction Institute, University of Hartford Professional Education program is offering sponsorship opportunities for Educational Events as part of the "Construction Institute 101 series". Gain exposure for your company and become part of this unique educational event. Learn benefits that come with sponsorship through the links below.



Dean Level


Director Level

AKF Group, LLC   ARCADIS   Bartlett Brainard Eacott, Inc.

Innovative Engineering Services, LLC   Peterson Engineering Group, LLC

Saxe Doernberger & Vita, PC.  Siemens

Chair Level

Blakeslee Prestress  Consulting Engineering Services |  F+F Mechanical, Inc. |  TRANE

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