High performance meets high design in the recently completed Karuna House, the first building to achieve three of the world’s most demanding energy efficiency certifications: LEED for Homes Platinum, MINERGIE-P-ECO, and Passive House US. Join Hammer & Hand and Holst Architecture for a Friday class and Saturday project tour that dispel the myth that high performance building and high design don’t mix. Karuna House’s advanced building science and Passive House construction detailing have resulted in both award-winning design and high energy performance. The home earned AIA Portland’s 2030 Design Award last year, and has reached Net Zero energy usage due to onsite solar panels.
Friday, July 25 | 12-2pm: 2-hour class, AIA Portland Office. Earn 2 HSW/SD LUs.
Speakers: Sam Hagerman, President, Hammer & Hand, Jeffrey Stuhr, AIA, Partner, Holst Architecture, and Cory Hawbecker, LEED AP, CPHC Associate and Sustainability Coordinator, Holst Architecture
Saturday, July 26: 1-hour tour, Karuna House, Newberg, OR. 1 HSW/SD LU.
Friday’s class will include a primer on Passive House US standards, followed by a case study examination of the design and construction of Karuna House. Saturday’s home tour will build on this class material and feature members of the project team diving deep into inspirations, assemblies, and lessons learned.