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NEW DATE: Tour: Single-family Net-Zero Energy Construction

Clean Energy DC is the city’s ambitious plan to combat climate change by 2032 through innovative strategies affecting our buildings, infrastructure, and transportation systems. The plan calls for all new single-family and small multifamily buildings to be net-zero energy by 2026.

This tour highlights design and construction features that contribute to the net-zero energy operation of a single-family detached house. Architect and Passive House Consultant Robin McGrew, AIA and John Allen, Passive House Builder of Allen Built, Inc. demonstrate how net-zero energy building contributes to the civic good by realizing the goals of the Clean Energy Plan and how net-zero energy housing is not that difficult to achieve.

This event has been rescheduled from April 2.


Presented by: Robin McGrew, AIA, Architect and Passive House Consultant with John Allen, Passive House Builder of Allen Built, Inc.

Organized by: Robin McGrew, AIA


At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by a passive house design and how it contributes to achieving a net-zero energy building;
  • Describe construction details critical to meeting the passive house standard for a single-family house;
  • Identify the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems used in a passive house single-family residence; and
  • Describe the envelope products which are used in a passive house single-family residence.

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