November 2014 Monthly Meeting

Nov 4 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Site Tour of Multi-Family Passive Haus Project


Orenco Station, please see the linked flyer


Michael Bonn

Marty Houston


This tour will feature in-progress construction of the largest Passive Haus project in North America to date. Attendees will hear from both the design and construction teams about the challengers and solutions to creating a project that will meet the Passive Haus standard. The design and construction team will share their experiences as members of a collaborative team that has worked together to come up with solutions to meet the high level of air tightness and thermal barrier continuity required by the Passive Haus standard. Of particular interest will be the changes to the design process required by the construcion schedule and methods of construction. A thorough review of the building enclosure construction will highlight air control and thermal control continuity, both as designed and as constructed.

Martin Houston, AIA, is the Quality Director for Walsh Construction Co. (WCC) in Portland, Oregon. He has a B.Arch. degree from the University of Cincinnati, holds a California architect’s license, is a LEED Accredited Professional, and is a certified Building Science Thermographer. With WCC since 2006, Martin’s focus includes ensuring overall building quality while concentrating on high performance envelopes and emerging technologies for building envelope commissioning and diagnosis. Michael Bonn is a Senior Associate at Ankrom Moisan Architects in Portland Oregon. Michael has deep experience and expertise in multi-family housing with an emphasis on high performance design.