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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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Thursday, November 8 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm

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Comparing Embodied and Operational Carbon Emissions
Chris Magwood, Endeavour Centre
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a key motivation for pursuing Passive House certification. This presentation argues that designers and builders should be looking at the combination of embodied emissions and operational emissions, as some building typologies can have embodied emissions that far outweigh their operational emissions. The presentation is based on detailed analysis of a model home using a wide variety of material options, and points toward solutions that greatly reduce (and even reverse) embodied emissions while maintaining the low operational emissions expected from Passive House designs.

The Importance of Being Electric
Brandon Wilbur, Ryerson University
Why do we want to reduce building energy use? The real purpose of energy standards is to minimize building life-cycle costs for homeowners/ratepayers (mortgage + utility bills), and greenhouse gas emissions from that energy use--both direct emissions from heating fuels, and indirect emissions from electricity generation. Whole-building design optimization accounting for local construction and equipment costs, climate, natural gas and electricity costs, and electricity emissions intensity indicates that, in most Canadian provinces, the least-cost pathway to deep emissions reductions from houses is to mandate the use of heat pumps for space and water heating.

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Chris Magwood

Director, Endeavour Centre
Chris Magwood is obsessed with making the best, most energy efficient, carbon sequestering, healthy, beautiful and inspiring buildings. Chris is currently the executive director of The Endeavour Centre, a not-for-profit sustainable building school in Peterborough, Ontario, where he... Read More →
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Brandon Wilbur

MASc in Mechanical Engineering, Ryerson University
I have a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering and a MASc in Mechanical Engineering from Ryerson University under the supervision of Dr. Alan S. Fung. I discovered Passive House design during a semester abroad in Bergen, Norway (2008) where I learned the PHI standard and PHPP software... Read More →

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