Fri, Apr 8, 2022 - 2:00pm ET

Indoor Environmental Quality is a huge component of CHPS high performance criteria and mission to foster healthy schools. Passive House design is a building standard that is energy efficient, comfortable and affordable at the same time. In this webinar, you'll learn how the Passive House concept has been applied to schools, and how available building components can help design teams meet the requirements of CHPS criteria and Passive House design.

CE Credit: Earn 1 HSW LU through AIA

Learning Objectives:
  • Common goals of CHPS and Passive House
  • Review the key characteristics of Passive House buildings.
  • Understand IAQ (ventilation, comfort, sound, materials, etc.) research, standards and design considerations.
  • Case studies and lessons learned

The Free webinar begins at 2pm EST and last 45-60 minutes. It will be available through online Sustainability Education Provider GBRI The registration button below will take you to the GBRI event page. 


Mike Woolsey, Swegon North America

Mir Ali, Swegon North America

Recorded webinar

Speaker bios

Mike Woolsey first became interested in building energy use during the oil embargo of the 1970s. Ongoing curiosity about building energy led to a career in the HVAC industry that launched in 1985 while completing his BSME degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Now a Certified Passive House Designer and WELL AP, Mike specializes in product and system applications, market management and business development and has presented on ventilation topics in the United States and abroad at hundreds of seminars. An active member of ASHRAE, Mike is a voting member of ASHRAE SPC 227P Passive Building Design Standard and was previously a voting member of SSPC 170 Ventilation of Health Care Facilities. Mike currently serves as Business Development Manager in the Commercial Ventilation group of Swegon North America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Swegon AB, with 1500 employees and annual sales of over US$600M worldwide.

Mir Ali has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and completed Pg. Diploma in Project Management. Also registered as an EIT, Mir is working with Vibro Acoustics as an Application Engineer in the Noise Control department for Swegon North America. He works with engineers, acousticians, and consultants to help reduce the noise generated from mechanical systems by analyzing the complete system and offering custom solutions in order to have better IEQ.

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