Active Conversations for Passive House Design Success

Date: January 19, 2021 12:00pm
Location: Online Zoom Webinar
Speaker(s): Cheryl Saldanha
passive house webinar

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Eastern: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Central: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Mountain: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Pacific: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Online Zoom Webinar

aiaParticipants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for attending the live webinar. Registration is free. Please note that space is limited – email to join our waitlist if the session is closed when you register. 


Note: Due to overwhelming demand, this webinar will cover the same material as Cheryl Saldanha’s January 8 session. 

Passive House continues to gain popularity as designers seek to improve performance, reduce carbon emissions, and optimize end-user comfort. The design concept uses solutions like stringent air tightness and minimized thermal bridging to create buildings that consume very little energy – allowing architects to program more usable areas and owners to market spaces that are more comfortable. Passive House design can enhance overall performance for a range of building types, from high-rise structures to single-family homes, but requires coordinated design, construction, and verification testing. In this webinar, we will introduce the Passive House certification process, explore Passive House design principles, and discuss how to overcome some of the obstacles to adopting this approach on future projects. 

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the core principles of Passive House design. 
  • Understand the overall Passive House design and construction process.
  • Understand required field testing and inspections. 
  • Recognize how to respond to project stakeholders’ concerns with Passive House approaches.



cheryl saldanhaCheryl M. Saldanha, P.E., CPHD | Senior Project Manager 
Cheryl Saldanha specializes in designing and evaluating building enclosures for new construction projects, and in investigating and renovating building enclosures for existing buildings. She has a wide range of experience including rainscreen facade, curtain wall, roofing, and waterproofing systems. Her background is in building science, including computer simulations of buildings and building components. She is adept at using multiple computer software packages to perform thermal and hygrothermal analyses of building details, and whole-building energy and daylighting analyses. Cheryl is a leader in SGH’s Building Science and Passive House practices, and is a Certified Passive House Designer from the Passive House Institute.