Ecocor Founder and Technical Director, Christian Corson CPHD, Assoc. AIA was scheduled to speak at the 2017 passivhausMaine Fall Forum this Friday, November 3rd at the Portland Public Library. Unfortunately, the power outages resulting from Sunday's powerful wind storm, and affecting the entire state will prevent Chris from speaking. He sends his apologies.
He was to share his early experience retrofitting existing homes to Passive House standards and how that led him to his current passion: building a factory to produce Passive House panelized components for owners, builders and architects.
Chris was to speak about how his experienced Ecocor carpenters construct panelized wall and roof components to within a 32nd of an inch. He planned to describe the obvious advantages of never having any weather delays due to inclement weather and discuss Ecocor's foundation system which meets Passive House Institute certification.
And, he planned to describe how owners, builders and architects can have a complete shell package assembled on time, within budget and ready for interior fit and finish, typically, within 5 to 7 working days.
Chris has over twenty-five years of multidisciplinary experience in construction, architecture, design and engineering.
His concern for the state of the planet’s energy balance, his love of designing and building high performance buildings coupled with his expert knowledge in building physics, makes Chris a natural fit for Passive House building. One of the first Certified Passive House Designers in the United States, Chris trained at the Passive House Institute in Darmstadt Germany and is recognized as a Passive House Designer Trainer.
Chris’ goal is to better align building methodologies and best practices with contemporary sustainable materials and practices that embrace low embodied energy. Chris has several patents pending on the only opaque building components in the United States that are certified by the Passive House Institute.
He completed his studies at Southern Illinois University and studied Interior Architecture at Columbia College and Fine Art at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with an emphasis on Architecture. Chris lives in Northport Maine with his wife Alexia, their two children, two dogs, one cat, six chickens, and an ever changing number of fish.
We’re happy to announce another Passive House from our Solsken by Ecocor line will be leaving the factory soon. The panelized components will be shipped to Long Island, NY where it will be assembled by our team of building professionals and made ready for the final fit and finish.
We’re proud to be the industry partner of TEAMMTL in the biennial green building competition at the Solar Decathalon China 2018 in Dezhou, China.
Check out our Passive House Components. Our Panelized Construction approach to passive house building is perfect for all high performance building applications.