The third annual “How Low Can We Go” event will focus on applied trades and will feature a panel discussion with architects, uniquely positioned tradespeople, and educators.

Retrofitting existing buildings to attain higher energy performance and to increase carbon reduction is often the direct result of not just exemplary design or detailing but also skills-based knowledge and training at the level of the individual tradesperson. This is particularly the case with traditional craftsmanship and within the recently meteoric Passive House movement. At this panel, experts from different fields will come together to discuss the complications of preservation in the age of sustainability.