Saturday October 6, 2012, 4 p.m.
FREE ADMISSION and DONATIONS at the door welcomed
Why is the topic of ENERGY EFFICIENCY not considered sexy or beautiful? Why do our national policies favor renewable energy alternatives and ignore incredible opportunities to save energy first? Join us and learn about a new movement sweeping the country and igniting a firestorm of passion among builders, architects, designers and ordinary homeowners. Discover a building methodology that is showing how saving is sexy and that beautiful buildings are ones that don’t destroy our planet.
Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions, the creators of the award winning film ‘The Power of Community’ (2006), is proud to screen two documentaries that chronicle the rise of the Passive House movement in the United States.
PASSIVE HOUSE: A BUILDING REVOLUTION
By local filmmakers: Faith Morgan, Pat Murphy and Eric Johnson
Screen time: 45 minutes
Passive House: A Building Revolution takes us through the beginning of the Passive House movement in America’s super-insulated houses of the 1970s. Although abandoned here, people in Germany carried the movement forward and today there are 25,000 such buildings in Europe. The film explains the environmental challenge and opportunity represented by buildings and why deep energy retrofits that reduce energy consumption and CO2 emission for our 113 million existing homes, should be a national priority.
By Charlie Hoxie
Screen time: 21 minutes
In Passive Passion, we meet American builders hoping to open eyes with ambitious projects, including the first Passive House apartment building in the United States, as well as the European experts that helped launch the idea decades ago and continue to improve upon it today.