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PHI Credit Points: 16 - ID: V159-2018-CA
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Thursday, November 8 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
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The Opportunities and Challenges of Building to Passive House Standards in a Remote Community: Lessons Learned from a Post Occupancy Evaluation Study
Alex Hutton, Fraser Health Authority, & Ghazal Ebrahimi, Fraser Health Authority
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Authority rebuilt a staff-housing complex, which was damaged by fire to Passive House standards to reduce GHG emissions and energy costs. Combining modular construction techniques with Passive House standards helped achieving a time-sensitive, sustainable, and cost-effective solution to housing demand in a remote community in Northern BC. The results of the post-occupancy evaluation of this facility and the co-benefits of moving towards zero-carbon design will be discussed. The presenters explain how the organization's strategic framework and commitment to innovation and sustainability resulted in overcoming the challenges and realizing a high quality, energy efficient building in a remote community.

High Performance Measured: Modelled Versus Measured Energy Use
Brittany Coughlin, RDH Building Science Inc., & Eric Catania, RDH Building Science Inc.
Passive House has become known as a standard that delivers measured performance. Post-occupancy evaluations are demonstrating heating energy demand in line with modelled results for numerous Passive House buildings that have been in operation for several years. This presentation will provide a summary of measured energy use for a variety of Passive House buildings. Measured energy use will be compared to modelled use for building types including single family, multifamily, and commercial buildings. The presentation will summarize lessons learned to inform future PHPP models and Passive House building designs.

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Eric Catania

Senior Energy and Sustainability Analyst, RDH Building Science Inc.
As a Senior Energy and Sustainability Analyst, Eric focuses on improving the energy efficiency of buildings through energy modelling, Passive House consulting, and building science research. He specializes in the simulation and evaluation of energy efficiency measures and has experience... Read More →
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Brittany Coughlin

Principal, Energy + Sustainability Specialist, RDH Building Science Inc.
Brittany Coughlin is a professional engineer with over 10 years' experience in energy efficient and sustainable buildings. Her work comprises a wide range of projects including Passive House, new and existing building energy studies, energy efficiency research, and policy and program... Read More →
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Ghazal Ebrahimi

Fraser Health Authority
Ghazal is a sustainability consultant for high performance buildings at Lower Mainland Facilities Management, a department that manages the facilities of the four health care authorities in Lower Mainland, BC. Ghazal is also a PhD Candidate at the Institute for Resources, Environment... Read More →
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Alex Hutton

Energy Manager, Fraser Health Authority
Alex is a Professional Engineer with over 18 years of experience in the sustainable building design field. She specializes in sustainability and change management with a focus in the past five years on energy and carbon management within the healthcare sector. She is responsible for... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 1/2/3 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1