Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Stellar Apartments Energy Study Presentation

Stellar Apartments Passive House building, by Bergsund DeLaney Architecture & Planning PC (photo from Bergsund DeLaney website)
The Cascadia Green Building Council invites everyone to an educational presentation detailing the results of a 2-year energy study of the Stellar Apartments, a 54-unit, 12-building multi-family housing project developed by the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County and designed by Bergsund DeLaney Architecture & Planning PC. The project is located in Eugene and provides affordable housing for low-income families and military veterans.
Bergsund DeLaney designed one of the twelve Stellar Apartments buildings to Passive House standards, focusing on extremely air tight and energy efficient construction. The energy study evaluated the health, environmental, and financial trade-offs of this type of construction by comparing it to another building on site with the same design and solar orientation, built to Earth Advantage standards. 
St. Vincent de Paul partnered with Alison Kwok at the University of Oregon, EWEB, and the City of Eugene  to monitor energy use and indoor air quality data between the two buildings and assess the value of pursuing the Passive House approach for multi-family projects. The presentation will include a background of the project, a summary of the Passive House philosophy and design principles, the results of two years monitoring the energy usage data, and a discussion of the lessons learned from this process. 
What promises to be an informative presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 24 at the NEW Barn Light East.  At 4:30 PM, directly prior to the presentation there will be a brief opportunity to network and enjoy light complimentary appetizers, with beverages available for purchase. The presentation will occur from 5-6 PM. Seating is limited, so please RSVP. And please walk, bike, share a ride, or take the bus! 
What: Stellar Apartments Energy Study Presentation 
When: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – 4:30 PM-6 PM 
Where: Barn Light East, 545 East 8th Avenue, Eugene 
Cost: FREE 

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