Multifamily Peer to Peer Network

The Multifamily Peer to Peer Network meets monthly on Fridays from 11:30 am to 1 pm (previously in-person, now virtually). Presentations cover a wide range of topics. Please register to attend by contacting Rudy Sturk at the Connecticut Green Bank.

October – TBA

“Building Systems and COVID-19”

Stephen Turner, President of Stephen Turner Inc., presents “Building Systems and COVID-19: Practical HVAC System and Space Use Upgrades to Promote Better Indoor Environments,” as part of the Connecticut Green Bank’s High Performance Multifamily Housing Video Series, with Deane Evans and Kathy Dorgan. 


“Passive House: Scaling Up”

Lois Arena, Director of Passive House Services at Steven Winter Associates, discusses scaling up passive house implementation with Deane Evans and Kathy Dorgan. 


“Modeling the Thermal Performance of Exterior Walls to Optimize System Selection”

Paul Selnau, architect and Vice President at Schadler Selnau Associates in Farmington, CT, presents “Modeling the thermal performance of exterior walls to optimize system selection,” and answers questions from co-moderators Deane Evans and Kathy Dorgan.


“The Decision Being Made Right Next to Us”

James Geppner, Executive Director of, presents “The Decision Being Made Right Next to Us” as part of the Connecticut Green Bank’s High Performance Multifamily Video series, and answers questions from co-moderators Deane Evans and Kathy Dorgan.


Presentations from previous Peer to Peer Network meetings are below. Click on the topic to view presentation.

Date Topic Presenter
April 21, 2017 Understanding CT’s State and Quasi-State Agency Housing  Related Energy Policies Nick Lundgren, Department of Housing, & Marcus Smith, CHFA
April 21, 2017 Achieving High-Quality Deep Energy Retrofits in  Multifamily Housing Darien Crimmin, Winn Development
May 19, 2017 Energy Modeling Software:  Uses, Benefits & Limitations James Moriarty, Sustainable Comfort, Inc.
July 21, 2017 If Walls Could Talk:  Designing and Building High Performance Building Envelopes Peter Harding, Home Energy Technologies, & Susan Odell, Paul Bailey Architects
Sept. 15, 2017 Sustainable CT Alyssa Norwood, Institute for Sustainable Energy, EastConn
Oct. 20, 2017 Standards for Rehabbing Historic Properties Julie Carmelich, SHPO, DECD, with Karla Butterfield, Steven Winter Associates
Nov. 17, 2017 Connecticut’s Disaster Resilience Program David Kooris, CT DOH
Dec. 15, 2017 An Overview of Hartford’s Climate Stewardship Initiative Sara Bronin, Uconn Law School
Feb. 16, 2018 Multifamily Domestic Hot Water Design:  How Can We Do Better? Dylan Martello, Steven Winter Associates
April 20, 2018 Minimizing Combustion of Fossil Fuels in Multifamily Mixed Income Mixed Use Buildings Bruce Becker, Becker & Becker Architects
May 18, 2018 Moisture Control in Multifamily Passive Houses Dylan Martello, Steven Winter Associates
June 15, 2018 An Exploration of Resilient Design for Multifamily Housing Don Watson
Oct. 19, 2018 The Unfolding of Passive House Construction in Connecticut:  Project Updates and Lessons Learned Susan Odell, Paul Bailey Architect
Jan. 18, 2019 Green and Healthy Homes Initiative Kerry O’Neill, Inclusive Prosperity Capital
Feb. 15, 2019 Resilience evaluation of existing properties  Tom Chase, New Ecology
March 15, 2019 Cargill Falls Mill historic preservation and rehab project Leanne Parker
April 26, 2019 Advanced Building Energy Modeling for Early Design Support Nick Allen-Sandoz, Karpman Consulting
May 17. 2019 Our Buildings, Our Health Karla Butterfield, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
June 21, 2019 Historic preservation and multifamily housing rehab Julie Carmelich, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)
Aug. 16, 2019 “The Decision Being Made Right Next to Us”  (see video in tab above) James Geppener, 
Oct. 18, 2019 Making Affordable Fossil Fuel Free 2-4 Unit Housing John Humphries, Executive Director/Lead Organizer, Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs, and Michael Uhl, System Smart LLC
Nov. 15, 2019 Net Zero Energy Buildings: Overcoming Obstacles Linda Reeder, FAIA, LEED AP
Dec. 14, 2019 Sustainable Communities and Affordable Housing in CT Commissioner Seila Mosquera-Bruno
Jan. 17, 2020 Whole Building Mechanical Engineering Design Mark Gendron
Feb. 21, 2020 Solar for Multifamily Housing Properties Isabelle Hazlewood, CT Green Bank
March 2021 Scaling Up Passive Multifamily: What’s Up In Massachusetts Beverly Craig, Senior Program Manager, Low & Moderate Income Programs, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)
April 2021  Tracking Energy Performance in Multifamily Buildings Todd Rothstein, CPHC and Director of Construction Services for Avesta Housing in Portland, Maine
May 2021 Passive House Domestic Hot Water  Adam Romano, Steven Winter Associates
June 2021 Leveraging Efficiency Program Resources to Advance Passive House Design  Nick Jones, Eversource
September 2021 Update on G3 Progress Dr. Rebecca French, CT DEEP

Energy Modeling in Historic Buildings