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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 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lessons Learned

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Shoot for the Moon: First and Largest
Pete Rackow  & Samuel Rupp, Spire Construction Inc., & Shaun St-Amour, Footprint Sustainable Housing Corp.
Go big or go home! We didn't expect some of the obstacles that we have encountered when building Spire Landing, Canada's largest multi-unit passive house project! In this interactive panel discussion, we look at some hard lessons learned and key takeaways of building passive.

Two Big Affordable Housing Retrofits in Pittsburgh - Lessons Learned
Andrea Detweiler, Nicholson Kovalchick (NK) Architects  
Morningside Crossing and Glassport Retirement Residence are two Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency-funded affordable Passive House retrofits that will be completed this summer. Both will provide affordable housing to seniors in working class neighborhoods. Both involve a Passive House retrofit of an abandoned elementary school, with the addition of a new Passive House wing. And both will be delivered at or near construction cost parity with conventional affordable housing. How did the project team accomplish all this, not once, but twice? This presentation will explain, providing lessons for practitioners of Passive House retrofits, multifamily buildings, and affordable projects.

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Andrea Detweiler

CPHC, NK Architects
Andrea earned her Master of Architecture degree from University of Oregon and turned her focus early on to high performance building design. Andrea is dedicated to creating high quality urban housing, bringing to bear both her experience in residential design and high performance... Read More →
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Pete Rackow

Vice President, Spire Construction Inc.
Pete Rackow is co-founder of Spire Development and has over 25 years of construction expertise in commercial and residential developments. He contributes his success not only to a vast knowledge of construction but also to the commitment to clients he continually provides. Pete takes... Read More →
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Samuel Rupp

Project Manager, Spire Construction Inc.
Samuel Rupp oversees the construction and day-to-day operations of Spire Landing, Canada's largest multi-unit Passive House building. With 12 rich years of project management experience having worked for a well-respected real estate developer in the Greater Toronto Area, Sam brings... Read More →
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Shaun St-Amour

Principal, Footprint Sustainable Housing Corp.
Shaun is a product consultant for 475 high performance building supply in BC and Alberta. He is a certified passive house tradesperson. He also teaches the passive house tradesperson course at BCIT. He organizes the local passive house socials which bridge architects, builders, engineers... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 1/2/3 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1