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Professional Development: 
PHI Credit Points: 16 - ID: V159-2018-CA
AIBC: Up to 10.75 Core LUs, & 1 Non-Core LU for Conference Sessions / 1 Core LU for BCIT Event / 4 Core LUs for Vancouver Project Tour / 2.75 Core LUs for Whistler Project Tour
BC Housing (HPO): Up to 11 training hours

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Wednesday, November 7 • 2:10pm - 3:10pm
Northern PH

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Passive House in the North: Feasibility and Case Studies in Northern Communities
Elyse Henderson & Graham Finch , RDH Building Science
Achieving Passive House buildings in the North may be an effective strategy to help underserved northern communities minimize their dependence on fuel shipments, lower their energy costs, and improve public safety during the coldest months of the year.

In this study, energy modelling and incremental costing are used to assess the feasibility of reaching Passive House in Northern Canada. Technical challenges will be discussed, including the availability of cold-climate products and high-performance building enclosures. Additionally, best practices and lessons learned will be shared through case studies of three Passive House buildings currently under construction in Northern British Columbia.

Valleyview Town Hall - Ultra-Low-Energy Building
Oscar Flechas, Flechas Architecture
The Valleyview Town Hall is the result of extensive collaboration between the municipality and the design and builder teams to achieve the standard in a northern climate. Upon completion, this building is aiming to become the First Passive House certified commercial building in Alberta.

This presentation is aimed at sharing the challenges our team overcame and the strategies that led us to success. Some of the challenges include the design-build contract approach, availability of commercially PH rated components, the application of the standard in a region where winter temperatures can reach -40°C.

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Graham Finch

Principal, Senior Building Science Research Specialist, RDH Building Science
Graham is a Principal and Senior Building Science Specialist with RDH. He has a passion for technology and improving energy efficiency in new and existing buildings. He leads RDH's building science research group and is actively involved in numerous projects ranging from building... Read More →
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Oscar Flechas

Principal, Flechas Architecture
Oscar Flechas is an Architect with more than 25 years of experience. A registered Architect in Canada (Alberta, British Columbia) and Colombia, he is also one of the few Certified Passive House designers in Alberta with an architectural background.Oscar is passionate about sustainability... Read More →
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Elyse Henderson

Energy & Sustainability Analyst, RDH Building Science
Elyse Henderson is an Energy and Sustainability Analyst, specializing in energy efficiency consulting and building science research at RDH. Her background in environmental chemistry and her experience in sustainable development are expertly applied to projects to inform policy development... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 2:10pm - 3:10pm PST
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 11/12 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1