Keynote Speakers

NAPHC2016 Keynotes to Feature Zachary Semke of Nicholson Kovalchick (NK) Architects and Joe Lstiburek of Building Science Corporation

Zachary Semke    Joe Lstiburek - NEXUS Green - cropped

Zachary Semke, Chief Marketing Officer at Nicholson Kovalchick (NK) Architects, will deliver the opening keynote address at the 11th Annual North American Passive House Conference (NAPHC) on the first day of core conference Friday, September 23, 2016 in Philadelphia. Dr. Joseph Lstiburek, Principal at Building Science Corporation, will deliver the technical keynote on the second day of core conference Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Semke’s address “On Buildings, Swans, and the Power of Arithmetic” kicks off two days of core conference presentations covering multiple tracks including the most exciting large-scale multifamily passive buildings in the country as well as climate-specific strategies for achieving the PHIUS+ Passive Building Standard. Lstiburek’s address will feature the latest updates on the perfect wall for all climates.

Opening Plenary Featured Speaker

Anne Fadullon

anne fadullon

City of Philadelphia

Anne Fadullon is the Director of the Planning and Development, cabinet level position for the City of Philadelphia, which includes OHCD, PRA, PHDC, and the Land Bank, as well as overseeing the City’s planning, zoning, development services, and historical commission. Previously, she was the Director of Development, Dale Corporation. Prior to her tenure at the Dale Corporation, Anne was Director of Development at the Redevelopment Authority during the Rendell Administration.  Anne has nearly 30 years of experience in the real estate development field, including project management, planning, site acquisition, and construction implementation. She also served as a development consultant on a broad spectrum of both market-rate and affordable projects in Philadelphia. During the course of her extensive career, Anne has administered over 125 residential and commercial development projects, which produced over 1,500 housing units and numerous commercial enterprises. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies and Economics from Lehigh University and her Master of City Planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Closing Plenary Featured Speaker 

katrin klingenberg

PHIUS Executive Director

Katrin Klingenberg designed and built the very first home built in the United States to the Passive House standard in 2003. Her experience led to her founding e-cological Construction Laboratory (e-colab) to further investigate applying passive building principles in the United States. As interest in passive building grew, Klingenberg oversaw the expansion of e-colab into Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), a national organization that promotes passive building through training, research, certification, and outreach efforts. Klingenberg has since designed and consulted on numerous passive house projects across North America’s varied climate zones. She serves as Executive Director and director of technical and research programs of PHIUS, and is also the lead instructor and director of curriculum development for the PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC®) training program. Klingenberg earned the German equivalent of a B.S. in Architecture at the Technische Universität in Berlin, Germany, holds an M.S. in architecture from Ball State University, and is a licensed architect in Germany.