Mass Timber + Passive House: A New York City Case Study looks at Embodied Energy

Thu, 11/08/2018 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm

Passive House construction allows us to reduce our energy consumption as well as our CO2 emissions. But how can we look to further reduce the embodied energy of our Passive house projects without affecting energy efficiency? With recent advances in Mass Timber Structures we are seeing a change in the way buildings are being built around the world. Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and other wood products are being considered and codes are being updated to accept the use of Mass Wood Construction.

This New York City Case study examines an 8 story residential Passive house Plus project with a Concrete structure and compares the embodied energy to the same building built with a CLT wood Structure.

Join Passive House California and corporate member hosts, Beyond Efficiency, to explore where the frameworks of embodied energy and operational energy frameworks collide, as applied to a large, commercial case study project located in New York City. 

Date: Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Time: 3.00pm - 6.00pm

Place: Beyond Efficiency, 710 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA


Guest Presenter Bio:

Stas Zakrzewski, AIA CPHD, is a principal at ZH Architects located in NYC. ZH’s work focuses on integrating sustainable practices into its current body of modern and design driven work. ZH is currently working on several Passive House projects in the NYC ranging from a twenty-four story residential high-rise, to single family homes. This range of work has been informative in understanding the hurdles and opportunities available from the current code and regulatory climate. ZH is also interested in mass timber construction such as CLT and exploring the benefits when used in conjunction with Passive House. Stas frequently speaks at both national and international conferences on the subjects of Passive House design and mass timber construction.

 Further to the work of his firm, Stas is active in advocating for the Passive House standard and CLT construction with local government and regulatory agencies. He currently is the treasurer for New York Passive House and is on the Committee for the Environment for City Chapter of AIANY.

This event is open to all.  FREE to PHCA members, $15 donatioin for the General Public. 



Beyond Efficiency, 710 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA