January 8


Attendance is $15 for members and $20 for non-members

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Passivehaus – Deep Energy Reduction

Come join us as we kick off our 2014 Green Eggs Series with an in-depth look at Passivehaus. You’ll learn about the history of Passivehaus, its American roots, the technical components of the standard and how it compares to LEED, Net-Zero and conventional low-energy construction. Passivehaus is a concept gaining popularity most rapidly in Germany and Austria with over 20,000 completed structures. It has attracted a great deal of attention in the US in the past few years for being the possible path towards the deep energy reductions needed to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our built environment.

Jesse Thompson, presenting

Jesse Thompson of Kaplan-Thompson Architects is an award winning architect who has become a national leader in building science and green design. Jesse is increasingly seen as an architect who is knowledgeable not just in the craft and details of the profession but who also has a deep holistic understanding of construction on the macro and micro level. Jesse received his BA from the University of Oregon in 1996. He is a Maine Licensed Architect, a member of the AIA, and is a Certified Passive House Consultant.

Jesse has practiced all phases of architecture and design while working at firms in Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont. He grew up in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, and now lives in Portland, Maine with his family.

About Green Eggs and To Register:

Green Eggs is the Chapter’s monthly breakfast forum featuring a speaker and topic relevant to green building. January’s meeting will feature networking and full breakfast from 7:30 – 8:00am followed by a presentation. Attendance is limited and pre-registration with payment is recommended. Attendance is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

Please follow this link to register: http://www.usgbcnh.org/ViewEvent.ashx?eventId=811605

We look forward to seeing you at the event!