Join Passive House Western Pennsylvania for Linda Wigington’s presentation on the lessons learned in the highly successful Thousand Home Challenge.Register Now
The Thousand Home Challenge is an initiative designed to demonstrate the potential for deep reductions (70% or greater) in existing homes across the United States and Canada. Examine the basis for the determination of a project’s customized threshold. Explore lessons learned and find out how the 1000 Home Challenge complements and contrasts with Passive House and other high performance building initiatives. Through the combination of efficiency, behavioral choices, community solutions, and renewables, unique strategies emerge. Results? The EUI (net site energy) for the 24 projects who officially meet the Challenge is 6.75 KBtu/ft². By comparison, the average EUI for single-family homes in the U.S. is 42.6 KBtu/ft².
Linda Wigington provides residential energy consulting services through her firm, Linda M. Wigington & Associates, based in Waynesburg, PA. She is the founder of and has been associated with the Affordable Comfort Conference from its inception in 1986 through 2013. Currently, Linda is leading the effort to demonstrate the feasibility of achieving deep energy reductions in existing dwellings through the Thousand Home Challenge. In addition to her work with the Thousand Home Challenge, she operates a ductless heat pump contracting business and is the team leader for the SWPA Initiative, Reducing Outdoor Contaminants in Indoor Spaces (ROCIS). Linda was a founding board member of Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS).
PHWPA is a membership organization dedicated to lowering energy use in buildings. PHWPA’s goal is to provide education and promote awareness, transparent resource sharing, and advocacy for Passive House strategies for commercial and residential buildings in our region. In pursuing this goal we will foster a collaborative network to unify the Passive House community in this region and in the country.
To learn more about PHWPA organization and how you can get involved, please visit the Passive House Western PA website.