Past Meetup

NCRES Series: The Healthy Side of Zero-Energy, High Performance Buildings

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Every last Tuesday of the month

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Buildings are for humans. We spend 90% of our lives indoors, and there is much more at stake for our health than a high energy bill. You may think that current building code effectively addresses issues such as mold, internal pollutants, and durability of buildings. However, there is a large gap between proven building science and mainstream applications.

Renewables, high-efficiency appliances, and LED lights are all fantastic and necessary innovations in the journey for humans to compensate for our high consumption of energy. But what about health, comfort, conservation, and durability? In the big push to revolutionize our built environment, we need not stop half way when there is proven data available for best practice when considering human health and comfort.

In this presentation, Enrico Bonilauri, of the Denver based international firm Emu Systems, will present cutting edge research led by the Passive building movement and its practical and cost-effective implementation in the local building market.

Enrico, originally from Cavriago, Italy, holds two Masters Degrees — one in Architecture from the University of Parma, and one in Design Science from the University of Sydney. As a registered Italian Architect and a Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD), he has extensive work experience in Australia, Europe, and North America, with a specialty in building envelope design and analysis. He specializes in performing detailed computer simulations for thermal, hygrometric and economic analyses, informed by the thousands of hours he has spent on varied construction sites. Training and speaker experience includes: 2016, 2017 and 2018 International PH Conference, 2016 NAPHN Conference; 2017 and 2018 South Pacific PH Conference; 2017 and 2018 Certified Passive House Tradesperson courses.

The presentation will be held at Odell Brewing Company’s taproom at 800 E. Lincoln Avenue in Fort Collins. Doors open at 7 pm with presentation commencing at 7:30 and running through 8:30 pm.

There is a $5.00 entry fee for non-members but the event is Free for CRES Members (includes one complimentary beverage). To join CRES: