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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 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Big Buildings Case Study 3: In Cold Climates

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The Wood Innovation Research Laboratory, a certified industrial Passive House in Cold Climate
Guido Wimmers, UNBC, & Andrea Frisque, STANTEC
The University of Northern British Columbia has together with our project partners build an industrial/institutional Passive House in Prince George. Given the unfavorable ration between the envelope area and the TFA and the rather cold climate, this is an extraordinary achievement. Even though we had to incorporated a large overhead door for semi-truck access and a large dust extraction unit we achieved a North American record for air tightness following the international Passive House Standard. A comparative Life Cycle Assessment was parallel to the design and construction phase done to optimize the performance, showing some interesting results.

Case Study, Forestry Innovation Investment​​​

World's First Passive House Car Dealership
Lukas Armstrong, Cover Architectural Collaborative Inc., Andrew Peel, Peel Passive House
This session will explore the design challenges and solutions of the first Passive House Car Dealership in the world.  The client sought a low impact building that would support its growing business.  

Being located in a very cold, dry, windy climate, the improved efficiency, comfort, and durability that Passive House buildings deliver were crucial in convincing the client to commit to the standard.  Strict corporate design standards, specific client requirements and operational realities forced the design team members to continually re-evaluate proposed solutions in order optimize the design.  What resulted is an innovative building that will serve as a beacon for commercial Passive House buildings in the region and province.  

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Lukas Armstrong

Principal, Cover Architectural Collaborative Inc.
Lukas is a founding principal of Cover Architectural Collaborative Inc., a multi-disciplinary studio practicing Architecture across a range of scales and building types including residential, commercial, institutional and industrial, using both standard construction practices and... Read More →
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Andrea Frisque

Dr. Frisque, Associate and Senior Building Performance Engineer for Stantec, provides technical direction and leadership in low-energy design for buildings and communities. She publishes technical papers in international journals, presents at national and international conferences... Read More →
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Andrew Peel

Principal, Peel Passive House
Andrew's primary areas of expertise are in low carbon buildings and renewable energy. His professional and academic experience ranges from consultancy, programme management, building certification, business development, technical and non-technical articles and publications, lecture... Read More →
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Guido Wimmers

Chair, Associate Professor, UNBC
Dr. Guido Wimmers is Associate Professor and the Chair of the Master of Engineering Program in Integrated Wood Design at UNBC, he holds a Master Degree in Architectural Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the University of Innsbruck.Guido is working in the field of... Read More →

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