Carbon Sequestering: Synthesizing Passive House and Healthy Materials

Passive House approach to operational energy with challenges of addressing upfront embodied carbon, as a key combination to address in approaching carbon-zero buildings.

​​To move our construction into a carbon-neutral environment it is essential to address the operational energy through Passive House performance together with the upfront embodied carbon through an integrated and methodical approach. The symposium “Carbon Sequestering: Synthesizing Passive House and Healthy Materials” will explore the possibility of radically reducing carbon emissions of the constructed environment; and explore where low carbon/carbon sequestering materials may also present healthier material options.

The event will feature presentations, panel discussions and workshops bringing together professionals and students to advance the discussion to reach carbon-zero buildings.

Organized by New York Passive House, The School of Constructed Environments at Parsons School of Design, and Healthy Materials Lab

Symposium Committee:

  • Sara A Bayer, Chair Membership Engagement, New York Passive House
  • Buck Moorhead, Board Chair, New York Passive House
  • Andreas M Benzing, Executive Director, New York Passive House
  • Bethany Camarati, Associate Director of Operations, Parsons School of Design
  • Lori Maffucci, Program Administrator, Parsons School of Design