Site Visit/Field Trip to Passive House Construction Site

Riseboro Community Partnership

April 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

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Add to Calendar 2019-04-25 14:00:00 2019-04-25 16:30:00 America/New_York Site Visit/Field Trip to Passive House Construction Site Location in Brooklyn to be announced.

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Join us as we present Passive House construction standards & affordable housing development!

Ryan Cassidy, Director of Properties with RiseBoro Community Partnership (formerly Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council), will walk us through the construction site of their 100% affordable housing development and explain the construction process in keeping with Passive House construction standards including the principles of super insulation, air tight building and apartment construction, eliminating thermal bridging, and energy/heat recapture/exchange. We will also get a chance to understand up-close all the building systems, proper installation, maintenance & repair, including aspects of the  building envelope, mechanical, electrical, heating and energy recapture & ventilation, cooling and plumbing systems, orientation, etc.  Passive House construction has been accomplished at the same costs as general construction methods, saves from 50% to 70% of standard energy usage, and is very appropriate for affordable housing development in NYC. We will also look at the potential hurdles and various crucial roles played by the CDC non-profit sponsor. Location in Brooklyn to be announced. 

Mr. Cassidy oversees the operation of over 1800 units of affordable housing in nearly 200 buildings. He has also developed and monitored the construction of over 1,000 units of  affordable housing. His development experience ranges from two-family home ownership programs to large multi-family complexes with retail and community facility components. He supervised the construction with retail and community facility components. He supervised the construction of the first multi-family affordable Passive Houses in NYC and is a PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant. RiseBoro is committed to attain Passive House standards for their entire pipeline, currently scheduled at 1,000 units across 12 projects in the next 3 years

This event is applying for 2.5 CPHC CEUs. 

Location in Brooklyn to be announced.