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October Solar Drinks - Portland

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  • Networking
When Oct 15, 2013
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where The Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St
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Contact Phone 503-231-5662
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October Solar Drinks!

Passive House Case Study: The Karuna House

at The Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St

Doors Open at 6:00pm, Speaker at 6:30pm

Lemelson House

Courtesy of Holst Architecture. Photo by Jeff Amram.

The Karuna House is an ambitious sustainable design project that was designed to meet a combination of the world's most demanding green building certifications. It also successfully maintains a rigorous form that responds to the client's programmatic needs.

The project is the first MINERGIE-certified home in North America, earning the top rating of MINERGIE-P-ECO. Additionally, it has achieved Passive House PHIUS+ and is pending LEED for Homes Platinum. It is expected to be one of the few homes in the world certified by both MINERGIE and Passive House Institute US.

Located on the southern slope of a mountain overlooking the Willamette Valley's rich wine region, the Karuna House's super-insulated envelope is designed to be airtight. Solar heat gain is controlled through the use of exterior operable blinds that shade triple-glazed wood windows. Heating, cooling, and hot water are supplied by an efficient heat pump system, and a heat recovery ventilator provides the spaces with a continuous supply of fresh, preheated air.

The anticipated result of the improvements to the building enclosure is a house that uses 90% less heating and cooling energy than a typical home. The home is also anticipated to achieve Net Zero energy use by incorporating on-site renewable power generation.

The Karuna House was designed to meet some of the world’s highest standards of sustainability and energy efficiency.  Located on the southern slope of a mountain overlooking the Willamette Valley’s rich wine region, the Karuna House’s super-insulated envelope is designed to be airtight. Solar heat gain is controlled through the use of exterior operable venetian blinds that shade triple-glazed wood windows. Heating, cooling, and hot water are supplied by an efficient heat pump system, while a heat recovery ventilator provides the spaces with a continuous supply of fresh, preheated air.

The anticipated result of the improvements to the building enclosure is a house that uses 90% less heating and cooling energy than a typical home. The home is also anticipated to achieve Net Zero energy use by incorporating on-site renewable power generation.

Presenter:  Cory Hawbecker, LEED AP BD + C, Certified Passive House Consultant - Holst Architecture

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About Solar Drinks:

Solar Drinks is an opportunity for folks in the greater Portland area to meet other community members who support renewable energy. Come join us for a relaxed social and networking event where you can speak with Solar Oregon staff, solar industry members, and your neighbors about any topic under the sun!

Solar Drinks is a free event, but we are asking for a $5 suggested donation from non Solar Oregon Members to help us cover the costs of providing this event.

 

 
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