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PHI Credit Points: 16 - ID: V159-2018-CA
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Wednesday, November 7 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Application of Advanced Thermal Insulation Materials in Energy Efficient Buildings
Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya , University of Victoria 
Building energy code updates and stringent energy efficiency requirements arising from global movement towards heavily insulated net-zero or net-positive building construction have created a historic opportunity to integrate advanced thermal insulations, primarily aerogel and vacuum insulation panel (VIP), in building envelope construction. Aerogel has about 2 to 3 times higher insulating capacity than traditional thermal insulations and the same for VIP is about 5 to 10 times.
However, uptake of these insulations in the Canadian construction industry has been extremely slow due to a number of technical, economical and regulatory issues.
This presentation will highlight how these issues can be and are being addressed in Canada and around the World.

Doing it Right with Out-Board Insulation
Derek Snitynsky, Quik-Therm Insulation Solutions Inc
Raymond Belanger, Quik-Therm Insulation Solutions Inc.
In our quest to become energy efficient and meet Passive House requirements, we have both moved insulation to the out-board side and have significantly increased the thickness of the insulation. This creates a number of challenges associated with fire compliance, moisture management, structural integrity and cost. Our team has engaged numerous building experts to deal with these challenges and has incorporated these building practices into building design. This process is essential to avoid horrific mistakes as experienced with the Leaky Condo Syndrome and more recently the Grenfell fire in London.
This presentation will discuss the most current science to evaluate the pros and cons of different wall assemblies and address the related cost/benefits. Presentation will draw on knowledge gained from participating in 20 different Passive House projects that involve about 10 different architectural firms.

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Raymond Belanger

Manager/Technical Sales Specialist, Quik-Therm Insulation Solutions Inc.
Part of Quik-Therm Insulation Solutions Inc. product development team, Raymond reviews current building codes, interpretation and implications in new product design and development for Quik-Therm. He has 12 years’ experience in insulation and energy efficiency including direct involvement... Read More →
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Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya

Associate Professor, University of Victoria
Phalguni is an applied engineering researcher and started his research career in 1997, immediately after finishing his doctoral studies from the University of Sheffield, UK. Initially, his research focused on new construction materials and structural strengthening techniques. Soon... Read More →
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Derek Snitynsky

Manager, Passive House Initiatives, Quik-Therm Insulation
Derek has a Management and Organizational Science degree from the University of Western Ontario and has 6 years of direct experience in residential and commercial insulation projects.  Derek is an accredited education provider to B.C. Architects and has direct involvement with Passive... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 1/2/3 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1