Active Conversations for Passive House Design Success

Active Conversations for Passive House Design Success

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.

Participants 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 events@sgh.com to join our waitlist if the session is closed when you register.

About the Speaker

Cheryl  Saldanha
Cheryl Saldanha | Senior Project Manger

Cheryl Saldanha serves as SGH’s Building Science and Passive House practice leader. She specializes in designing and evaluating building enclosures for new construction projects, and investigating and renovating building enclosures for existing buildings. She has a wide range of experience involving 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 Certified Passive House Designer from the Passive House Institute.