1 – 3 PM ET
Metrics & Certifications
Glass | Spacer | Frame | Installation
The Passive House Standard pays detailed attention to doors and windows. It breaks down these critical components into these specific elements: glass; spacer; frame and installation. It further requires that each element meet specific performance metrics and that all work together to deliver customized metrics specific to each window. This granularity is what sets Passive House Certified windows apart.
North American Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) calculates window performance using a different algorithm and delivers performance outputs as a whole window rating. This sets up confusion between the two rating systems, which are not interchangeable and hinders the U.S.-made fenestration products from being specified for local Passive House projects.
This session will provide a broad overview of the two systems, to form a baseline understanding for what each certification framework does, looking at how we can use both pathways to support better building outcomes.
Session 1 Agenda
Introduction by Bronwyn Barry, Founder passivehouseBB
Fenestration Certification Overview: Metrics and Certification Standards, Targets & Process. by Adrian Muskatewitz, PHI
Translating PHI metrics into American – How does this stack up with NFRC and US window certification and what’s the converter? by Daniel Haaland, RDH
Looking at both frameworks to weigh impacts and benefits. by Helen Sanders, Technoform, FTI
Panel Discussion, moderated by Bronwyn Barry