Building Envelope as Technology

High Performance Architecture and the Passive House Standard

Spokane Convention Center: 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Room 402

We would like to thank everyone who attended the Building Envelope as Technology event. We sincerely hope that you found it valuable.

Building Envelope as



Join us as we hear about the evolving sustainable commercial and residential development movement referred to as “Passive House”. Sam Rodell and Maren Longhurst of Sam Rodell Architects, our region’s leading Passive-House architectural firm, will share the benefits of this emergent approach from an owner’s economical choice, to a holistic, team-based design methodology, to certified contractor implementation, to the ultimate product in durability, occupant health and comfort, and energy efficiency.

Despite its name, the Passive-House concept goes beyond housing. Originating in Germany, Passivhaus emerged as a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in buildings, reducing the ecological footprint and resulting in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling.  Many countries in Europe have adopted Passivhaus standards as the building code minimum and growth in the U.S. has been exponential, with the most significant gains seen in multifamily housing and commercial building.

This presentation qualifies for 1 HSW credit through the AIA. 

Thank you to our sponsor AIA of Spokane.

*Note: MAS members receive free parking. For Non-members, event parking is $8-10 at the Convention Center. Please provide 72 hours notice to receive reimbursement for cancellations.

RSVP per the MAS website by Monday, April 10th to guarantee your spot. For more information, please contact Leslie Hebert at or Katie Fitzpatrick at

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If you have dietary restrictions for lunch, please contact Terri McRae Garrett at

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