This event is co-sponsored by New York Passive House.
Come to our second annual Gingerbread Passive House Competition and show off your building skills! Urban Green Council and New York Passive House members are encouraged to form teams to create the ultimate passive house structure… made of gingerbread. Illustrate Passive House principles using only edible materials typically used in gingerbread houses (think: spreadable marshmallow as insulation). This will be a fun event whether you are a Passive House (or gingerbread house) expert or novice.
How will this work?
- Teams (maximum of four people) will be provided with a basic gingerbread house kit to build a gingerbread house with visible passive house details.
- Each team will be given 45 minutes to complete their designs and 5 minutes to explain their approach. Of course, a gingerbread house will not pass a blower door test, but teams should avoid thermal bridges!
- Points will be awarded for accuracy, creativity and presentation. Participants are encouraged to bring their leftover candies and other edible gingerbread-making materials.
Who can participate? Anyone who would like to test their gingerbread-passive-house building skills!
If your team is already assembled, please contact Kaitlin Logsdon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food (in addition to gingerbread) and beverages will be available.
Edwin May is a licensed Architect and a LEED Green Associate. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2001 and a Masters of Architecture from Parsons the Newschool in NYC in 2009. May has been an Adjunct Professor at Parsons the NewSchool University as well an Industry Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ where he directed the 2015 ‘Solar Decathlon’ program. In addition, May teaches with the Passive House Academy the North American Passive House Network, and Passive House Canada and is certified by the Passive House Institute (PHI) in Germany and the Passive House Institute of the US (PHIUS) as a Certified Passive House Consultant.
John Mitchell graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Colorado College in 1996 and a Masters of Architecture from Parsons the Newschool in NYC in 2009. Mitchell has worked for both Parsons the NewSchool and Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. Mitchell also teaches with the Passive House Academy and the North American Passive House Network. Mitchell is also certified by the Passive House Institute (PHI) and the Passive House Institute of the US (PHIUS) as a Certified Passive House Consultant.