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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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Tuesday, November 6
 

5:00pm

Making Connections for Transformation - Networking Reception (External Ticketed Event)
Join us for an evening of Partnering for Transformation with our friends from the Wood Solutions Conference and the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI). This networking reception requires advance ticket purchase ($20 plus taxes & service fee) and ticket includes hors d’oeuvres and one-beverage ticket.

Advance Ticket Purchase Required. Visit the Wood Solutions Conference website for tickets.



Tuesday November 6, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
West Building, Vancouver Convention Vancouver Convention Centre WEST, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
 
Wednesday, November 7
 

7:30am

Registration & Networking Breakfast
Wednesday November 7, 2018 7:30am - 8:00am
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, south Foyer Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

8:00am

Conference Welcome & Kick-Off
Wednesday November 7, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 1/2/3 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

8:30am

Putting the Active in Passive: Creating Transformational Organizations & Roles
What does it mean to be a transformational professional? What are the qualities of a transformational company? Are there strategies for system change that can impact the individual and organizations? Coro will share her experience as a transformational leader and engage participants to seek answers to the above questions.

Speakers
avatar for Coro Strandberg

Coro Strandberg

Strandberg Consulting
Coro Strandberg, President of Strandberg Consulting, is a recognized sustainability thought and practice leader, with over 25 years experience advising governments, companies and industry and professional associations on sustainability transformation and catalytic leadership. She... Read More →



Wednesday November 7, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 1/2/3 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

9:30am

Networking Break
 

Wednesday November 7, 2018 9:30am - 9:50am
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, south Foyer Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

9:50am

Healthy & Comfortable - Part A
Elimination of Interior Overheating of Multi Unit Residential Buildings using Passive Cooling Measures
Michal Bartko, National Research Council Canada
In Ontario, the number of days with summer outdoor air temperature above 30°C is rising. Also, the values of maximum daily temperatures are increasing. As a result, overheating of interiors in MURBs and room temperatures elevating above the thermal comfort levels is becoming a significant concern.

At the NRC, long-term hygrothermal behaviour of a couple of diffusely open assemblies with Passive House levels R-values was evaluated using the Field Test facility. Also energy models are being developed to evaluate thermal comfort and measures effective to eliminate the interior overheating problem in residential buildings, such as high R-value envelopes, shading, natural ventilation and occupant behaviour.

Modulating Ventilation Airflow to Meet the Needs of Passive House Designs
Hugh Crowther, Swegon
One of the 5 pillars of Passive House design is dedicated ventilation air through an ERV.  Being able to modulate the airflow to the different zones serviced by the ERV offers both opportunities and challenges to enhance the Passive House design.  This presentation will focus on variable ventilation airflow.


Speakers
avatar for Michal Bartko

Michal Bartko

Research Officer, National Research Council Canada
Dr. Bartko is a Research Officer at Construction Research Center of the National Research Council Canada with more than 15 years of research experience.Since he joined the NRC in 2014, he leads and conducts research related to energy efficiency of building envelope assemblies, their... Read More →
avatar for Hugh Crowther

Hugh Crowther

Vice President, Engineering, Swegon
Hugh Crowther is Vice President of Engineering for Swegon North America. Hugh has over 25 years' experience in the application, design and commissioning of applied HVAC systems and is an expert on large HVAC system design, high performance buildings and sustainable buildings. He has... Read More →



Wednesday November 7, 2018 9:50am - 10:50am
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 11/12 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

9:50am

Big Buildings Case Study 1: A Passive House Office
Passive House Goes to Work: Western Canada's First Passive House Office Building
Graeme Verhulst, Waymark Architecture
This will be a case study of the Charter Telecom Head Office, a four storey, 15,000 square feet project that will be the first office to meet the Passive House standard in Western Canada.

Passive House Design for Commercial Offices - Scaling Up, Design Tools, Overheating, and a Client's Motivation
Andy Chong, Integral Group
This presentation will discuss the application of Passive house design for commercial office projects, supported by a case study of the Charter Telecom Headquarters project on Vancouver Island, BC. Andy will address the implications of applying Passive House design to large, complex buildings, as well as commercial client incentives to choosing Passive House.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Chong

Andy Chong

Principal, Integral Group
Andy joined Integral Group in 2007 and has gained a mastery of the design, construction, and contractual challenges of large, complex projects. In 2014, Andy was responsible for the start-up of Integral Group's Victoria Design Studio, and is now the Principal overseeing projects on... Read More →
avatar for Graeme Verhulst

Graeme Verhulst

Principal, Waymark Architecture
Graeme Verhulst is a founder and Principal at Waymark Architecture. With the realization that to make change we have to build differently, Graeme decided to pursue a career in architecture with the goal of improving people's relationships with our fellow humans and the environment... Read More →



Wednesday November 7, 2018 9:50am - 10:50am
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 1/2/3 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

11:00am

Knitting the Sweater
Application of Advanced Thermal Insulation Materials in Energy Efficient Buildings
Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya , University of Victoria 
Building energy code updates and stringent energy efficiency requirements arising from global movement towards heavily insulated net-zero or net-positive building construction have created a historic opportunity to integrate advanced thermal insulations, primarily aerogel and vacuum insulation panel (VIP), in building envelope construction. Aerogel has about 2 to 3 times higher insulating capacity than traditional thermal insulations and the same for VIP is about 5 to 10 times.
However, uptake of these insulations in the Canadian construction industry has been extremely slow due to a number of technical, economical and regulatory issues.
This presentation will highlight how these issues can be and are being addressed in Canada and around the World.

Doing it Right with Out-Board Insulation
Derek Snitynsky, Quik-Therm Insulation Solutions Inc
Raymond Belanger, Quik-Therm Insulation Solutions Inc.
In our quest to become energy efficient and meet Passive House requirements, we have both moved insulation to the out-board side and have significantly increased the thickness of the insulation. This creates a number of challenges associated with fire compliance, moisture management, structural integrity and cost. Our team has engaged numerous building experts to deal with these challenges and has incorporated these building practices into building design. This process is essential to avoid horrific mistakes as experienced with the Leaky Condo Syndrome and more recently the Grenfell fire in London.
This presentation will discuss the most current science to evaluate the pros and cons of different wall assemblies and address the related cost/benefits. Presentation will draw on knowledge gained from participating in 20 different Passive House projects that involve about 10 different architectural firms.

Speakers
avatar for Raymond Belanger

Raymond Belanger

Manager/Technical Sales Specialist, Quik-Therm Insulation Solutions Inc.
Part of Quik-Therm Insulation Solutions Inc. product development team, Raymond reviews current building codes, interpretation and implications in new product design and development for Quik-Therm. He has 12 years’ experience in insulation and energy efficiency including direct involvement... Read More →
avatar for Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya

Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya

Associate Professor, University of Victoria
Phalguni is an applied engineering researcher and started his research career in 1997, immediately after finishing his doctoral studies from the University of Sheffield, UK. Initially, his research focused on new construction materials and structural strengthening techniques. Soon... Read More →
avatar for Derek Snitynsky

Derek Snitynsky

Manager, Passive House Initiatives, Quik-Therm Insulation
Derek has a Management and Organizational Science degree from the University of Western Ontario and has 6 years of direct experience in residential and commercial insulation projects.  Derek is an accredited education provider to B.C. Architects and has direct involvement with Passive... Read More →



Wednesday November 7, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 1/2/3 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

11:00am

Urban Density
Passive House Child Cares (Made Easy!)
Mary On, Integral Group, & Adam James, Ryder Architecture
Designed by Acton Ostry Architects, the City of Vancouver Child Care project provides two Passive House certified child care facilities atop two existing parkades in downtown Vancouver, both designed to LEED Gold certification with a 30% energy usage reduction and a net zero energy focus. This presentation will review the challenges and opportunities of designing and building two identical Passive House buildings several stories above a below-grade parking structure in a dense urban environment.

Scaling New Heights: Passive House at Scale 
Ciaran Garrick , Allies and Morrison 
The Passive House movement has gained considerable momentum in recent years, evolving from a niche standard adopted by passionate self-builders and emerging into mainstream focus on the agendas of large developers.

But with an ever increasing majority of Passive House certified buildings being single-family homes, have we reached the limit of its application? How can we test the limits of the Passive House standard to higher scale and density applications with more complex procurement methods?

Allies and Morrison set out to address many of these perceived limiting factors through a year long research study, examining implementation of the standard on an active project prototype - a 48 storey residential tower in London,UK.


Speakers
avatar for Ciaran Garrick

Ciaran Garrick

Associate, Allies and Morrison (CPHD)
Ciaran graduated with a Masters in Architecture from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Aberdeen, Scotland. In 2014 he became a Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD)._x000D_Ciaran has spent a number of years working in Shenzhen, China and Hong Kong on mainly high density... Read More →
avatar for Adam James

Adam James

Principal, Ryder Architecture
Adam James, Architect AIBC, RIBA PrincipalAdam James is a Principal of Ryder Architecture in Vancouver. His early Passive House projects were in the UK in 2009-11. Since moving back to Canada he has supported Passive House Canada as a volunteer on their Education Committee and the... Read More →
avatar for Mary On

Mary On

Project Manager, Integral Group
Mary On, PEng, CPHD, LEED AP Project ManagerMary is a certified passive house designer who brings over 15 years of experience to Integral Group. Her technical expertise and strong attention to detail make her well-versed in all aspects of the design process, where she is involved... Read More →



Wednesday November 7, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 11/12 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

12:00pm

Grazing Lunch
Wednesday November 7, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, south Foyer Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

12:30pm

News from the Passive House Institute: Global trends & new developments
Jessica Grove-Smith from PHI will provide insight into current projects and the latest news from the Passive House Institute. You can look forward to a report on trends within the growing global Passive House community and an outlook on what new developments to expect in the near future.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Grove Smith

Jessica Grove Smith

Researcher, Passive House Institute
Jessica Grove-Smith joined the research team at the Passive House Institute (PHI) in 2008. As a physicist, her responsibilities include stationary and dynamic energy demand modelling and climate data for energy calculations. The application of the Passive House concept in different... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 12:30pm - 12:50pm
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 11/12 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

1:00pm

Creating the Seal
Lessons from a Decade of PH Airtightness
Paul Jennings , ALDAS
The UK's most experienced active airtightness tester discusses what is required to deliver PH airtightness.  Stategies for delivering airtightness and lessons from a several projects where delivering PH airtightness proved problematic.  PH airtightness doesn't happen by accident, it requires a strategy, attention to detail, and above all needs to be managed.

Product discussion & demonstration, an exercise in identifying the Air Barrier Strategy on a project. Tapping a decade of experience of delivering airtightness on UK PH projects - and sometimes failing to achieve the PH target.

Airtightness Testing & Implementation at Scale: Analysis of New Strategies Within a Constrained Project
Marine Sanchez , RDH Building Science Inc.
Achieving PH levels of airtightness on large-scale projects start with a "good" design. However, key elements such as buildability and testability are integral to delivering it on site and have to be considered early on to ensure a successful outcome of the project. Lessons from one of the UK large-scale projects are shared here, highlighting the difficulties met due to some key elements not being considered at the onset of the project, and how partial testing was used during construction to better understand the building's performance when whole building testing wasn't a possibility.  

Speakers
avatar for Paul Jennings

Paul Jennings

Air Leakage Specialist, ALDAS
Paul Jennings is the UK's most experienced active airtightness tester, with over 30 years’ experience.  He tested the first UK certified domestic & non-domestic Passivhaus projects on the same day back in 2007 and has been tester or airtightness consultant on more than half of... Read More →
avatar for Marine Sanchez

Marine Sanchez

Energy Analyst & Passivhaus Specialist, RDH Building Science Inc.
Marine recently joined the specialist Passive House team at RDH Building Science, focusing on large-scale mixed-use projects. Before joining RDH’s Toronto office, Marine was a Principal and Building Science Engineer in one of the English pioneering Passive House consulting companies... Read More →



Wednesday November 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 1/2/3 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

1:00pm

Big Buildings Case Study 2 - A Community Centre
Charting New Territory in Passive House: Clayton Community Centre
Melissa Higgs & Zina Berrada, HCMA Architecture + Design
While the Passive House standard is experiencing spectacular growth, over 80% of certified buildings are residential. How can Passive House chart new territory and be applied to more sectors?

In this session, HCMA will share their experience working on the largest Community Centre in North America targeting Passive House certification: the 76000 sqf Clayton Community Centre located in the City of Surrey, BC. Through sharing their Passive House journey, the presenters will highlight the potential that an integrated design approach offers in overcoming wide-ranging challenges to achieve Passive House Certification in a community, library, recreation, and arts and culture centre.

Integrating Natural Ventilation and Mechanical Systems in Passive House
Joe Quad & Thomas Bamber , Integral Group 
Clayton Community Centre in Surrey, BC is a 76,000 sq ft community-focused building combining recreation, arts, a library, and a gym in an integrated design that once completed, will be the largest community centre in North America targeting Passive House certification. In this session, Integral Group will present on the integration of natural ventilation and mechanical systems in Clayton Community Centre, as discuss additional local projects focusing on the successful implementation of natural ventilation for achieving Passive House targets.



Speakers
avatar for Thomas Bamber

Thomas Bamber

Senior Mechanical Designer, Integral Group
Thomas Bamber, MEng (Hons), CEng Senior Mechanical DesignerAs a Senior Mechanical Designer at Integral Group, Thomas brings seven years of project experience to the mechanical engineering team. Specializing in education, commercial, public, residential, retrofit, and historic buildings... Read More →
avatar for Zina Berrada

Zina Berrada

Sustainability Coordinator, HCMA Architecture + Design
Zina is committed to integrating sustainable design solutions into architectural concepts and their development to maximize user comfort and building performance. With a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Masters in Sustainable Environmental Design from the AA School of Architecture... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Higgs

Melissa Higgs

Principal, HCMA Architecture + Design
Melissa is a believer in the power of architecture and design as a catalyst for positive change in the world. As a Principal at HCMA Architecture + Design, Melissa enjoys working closely with clients and project teams to find creative solutions to unique design challenges. She is... Read More →
avatar for Joe Quad

Joe Quad

Senior Mechanical Designer, Integral Group
Joe Quad, PEng, CPHD, LEED GA, GDBA - Mechanical DesignerAs a Certified Passive House Designer and mechanical engineer at Integral Group, Joe is a valuable asset on the mechanical engineering team. His background consists of projects in the school, commercial, office and residential... Read More →



Wednesday November 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 11/12 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

2:10pm

Once Moved In - Part A
A Post Occupancy Review of Vancouver's Largest Passive House Certified Building
Kevin Welsh, Integral Group, & Scott Kennedy,  Cornerstone Architecture
The Heights is one of Canada's largest Passive House certified projects, and one of the first to deliver Passive House in line with the City of Vancouver's rezoning policy objectives. This presentation will explore: the building's thermal comfort throughout the summer; overheating issues which often affect Passive House residential buildings; a critical analysis of occupant building usage; and the post-occupancy evaluation strategy of the building.

Multifamily Ventilation: 130 Units in Two Passive House Buildings in Vancouver BC: From Design, Installation, Commissioning.
Albert Rooks , Small Planet Supply
This session contrasts two different approaches to ventilating two 50+ unit Passive House buildings completed and occupied in Vancouver BC:  The Heights (85 units using semi distributed HRVs and risers), and Brixton Flats (56 units using primarily HRV's in every suite). The presentation considers the challenges and benefits of using individual HRV's (heat recovery ventilators) in each unit versus a semi-distributed approach of mid-sized HRV's over risers. The presentation will be made by 3 participants of the two projects. The session will end with IAQ data on the monitored and occupied units.  

Speakers
avatar for Scott Kennedy

Scott Kennedy

Principal, Cornerstone Architecture
Scott is a Principal of Cornerstone Architecture. He is a professional engineer as well as a graduate of the UBC School of Architecture.Scott applies his combination of architectural and engineering expertise to ensure projects achieve optimum development outcomes while exemplifying... Read More →
avatar for Albert Rooks

Albert Rooks

CEO, Small Planet Supply
Albert Rooks has worked to establish and strengthen the Passive House Standard in North America. In 2010, he founded Small Planet Supply Inc., a company that imports and distributes passive house components. The company currently has branch offices in Tumwater, WA and Vancouver BC... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Welsh

Kevin Welsh

Intermediate Sustainability Advisor, Integral Group
Kevin is a motivated, independent leader and Certified Passive House Consultant who seeks out challenge and experience in all that he does. His hands-on site and leadership experience is paired with reliable, well-rounded teamwork skills. Kevin is willing to dig in and "get his hands... Read More →



Wednesday November 7, 2018 2:10pm - 3:10pm
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 1/2/3 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

2:10pm

Northern PH
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.

Speakers
avatar for Graham Finch

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 →
avatar for Oscar Flechas

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 →
avatar for Elyse Henderson

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
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 11/12 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

3:10pm

Networking Break
 

Wednesday November 7, 2018 3:10pm - 3:30pm
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, south Foyer Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

3:30pm

Lessons Learned
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.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Detweiler

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 →
avatar for Pete Rackow

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 →
avatar for Samuel Rupp

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 →
avatar for Shaun St-Amour

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
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 1/2/3 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

3:30pm

PH University Initiatives
The Deep-Performance Dwelling: Canada's entry in the 2018 Solar Decathlon China competition
Michael Jemtrud & Philippe St-Jean, McGill University
McGill and Concordia Universities have teamed up to form TeamMTL, Canada's sole entry into the 2018 Solar Decathlon China competition to be held in Dezhou, Shandong province July 11-August 19.  Based on the classic Montreal row house typology, the "Deep-Performance Dwelling" (DPD) is an affordable, smart-grid capable, factory-built (panelized) design for the urban context that is constructed to Passive House standards.  The DPD is TeamMTL's answer to pressing global needs for flexible, affordable, and sustainable urban housing. 'Deep-Performance' implies a socially, culturally, and technologically advanced architecture that embodies qualitative and quantitative notions of performance in addressing energy efficiency, comfort, wellbeing, affordability, environmental sustainability and ecological awareness.

University of Toronto Scarborough's 750-bed PH Student Residence
Jonathan Kearns, Architect, B.Arch., OAA, AIBC, AAA, MAA, AANB, FRAIC, RIBA, FRIAI & Deborah Byrne, Chartered Engineer, CEng, BEng (Hons), MIEI CPHD, LEED AP BD + C, Kearns Mancini Architects Inc.  
With the new Canadian net-carbon mandates and rising energy costs, more building owners are interested in High Performance Buildings. Toronto Green Standard has already acknowledged PH as a means to meeting Net-Carbon Targets. We created a Project Output Specification for an exemplar PH Student Residence using a P3 Procurement Model. This exemplar of a large-scale PH Student Residence complete with a commercial kitchen (North-American Style Food Court) is currently the largest of its kind in North America. The tested PH exemplar provides the university with a specified minimum design standard, that any chosen design-build team can use to meet the PH design and construction requirements.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah A. Byrne

Deborah A. Byrne

Director of Passive House Design Services, Kearns Mancini Architects Inc
Chartered Engineer, Ireland, a certified Passive House Designer, 2010 and a certified Passive House Trainer, 2012. Deborah was the Founding Director of Passive House Association, Ireland, Founding Director Ontario PH Group, Board Representative North American Passive House Network... Read More →
avatar for Michael Jemtrud

Michael Jemtrud

Associate Professor/Founding Director of FARMM, McGill University - Architecture
Michael Jemtrud is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Founding Director of the Facility for Architectural Research in Media and Mediation (FARMM) at McGill University School of Architecture. His research and creative activity focuses on investigating the contemporary understanding... Read More →
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Jonathan Kearns

Principal, Kearns Mancini Architects Inc.
Jonathan is a founding principal of Kearns Mancini Architects Inc (KMAI). Born in Ireland, he graduated from the National University School of Architecture in 1974. As the firm's creative leader, Jonathan has led the firm's major institutional, community and award-winning projects... Read More →
avatar for Philippe St-Jean

Philippe St-Jean

Sustainability Construction Agent, McGill University
Philippe St-Jean is a LEED BD+C Accredited Professional, a Living Building Challenge Ambassador Presenter, and a certified Passivhaus consultant and course instructor. With over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, Philippe currently works on reducing the environmental... Read More →



Wednesday November 7, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 11/12 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

6:00pm

BCIT High Performance Learning Lab Demo Night (Ticketed Event)
SHUTTLES BUSES  TO BCIT: Please meet in the lobby of the VCC-EAST Building at 5:10pm, buses depart at 5:30pm.

Dinner starts at 6:00pm, with activities to follow.

Shuttle buses start heading back to VCC-EAST at 8:30pm

BCIT High Performance Building Lab is located at 3700 Willingdon Ave. Burnaby, a 35-minute drive from the VCC.


Wednesday November 7, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
BCIT High Performance Learning Lab - 3700 Willingdon Ave. Burnaby
 
Thursday, November 8
 

7:30am

Networking Breakfast
Thursday November 8, 2018 7:30am - 8:00am
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, south Foyer Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

8:00am

Passive House Canada Annual General Meeting
Thursday November 8, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 1/2/3 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

9:00am

Move it Forward - Part A
Policy, By-Law, and Focus on using Passive House as a tool to transition to a 100% renewable city.
Chris Higgins , City of Vancouver, Allison Holden-Pope , ONE SEED Architecture + Interiors
This panel session will give an overview of Vancouver latest and greatest policy, bylaw, and regulation improvements to encourage Passive House projects.  

Passive House and Architectural Expression
Sailen Black , City of Vancouver, & Cillian Collins , Perkins+Will Architects
Explore the intersection of architecture, city policy, and Passive House performance from two different perspectives. Review how the exterior form and expression of a building affects the ability of buildings at three different scales to achieve PHI requirements while meeting the expectations of developers, designers and planners.

Speakers
avatar for Sailen Black

Sailen Black

Senior Green Building Planner, City of Vancouver
Sailen Black, Architect AIBC, works for the City of Vancouver as a Senior Green Building Planner. His work includes changes to the zoning and development process to facilitate more zero emissions buildings, including large scale Passive House projects. He also brings twelve years... Read More →
avatar for Cillian Collins

Cillian Collins

Perkins + Will
Cillian is a Senior Architect at Perkins + Will. He has over 10 years of experience across a variety of project types and scales. Cillian is a Certified Passive House Designer and has worked on Passive House projects in Canada and Ireland. He is Chair of Passive House Canada Education... Read More →
avatar for Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins

Green Building Planner, City of Vancouver (BC, Canada)
Chris is an accomplished project manager who has developed a number of successful programs that overcome market barriers and result in lower energy buildings. He possesses a well-developed knowledge of energy use in residential buildings and has the experience to know the policy triggers... Read More →
avatar for Allison Holden-Pope

Allison Holden-Pope

Architect + Principal, ONE SEED Architecture + Interiors
Allison founded ONE SEED in 2008 in order to pursue evocative and sustainable residential design. The exploration of new concepts for modern and green housing continues to be the foundation of the practice ten years on.  She was an early adopter of green practices, getting registered... Read More →



Thursday November 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 1/2/3 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

9:00am

Healthy & Comfortable - Part B
Mechanical Systems for Multi-residential and Commercial Buildings
Martino Fanfani, NORR Architects and Engineers Ltd.  
As the Passive House standard gets applied in a larger scale to different typologies of buildings, like condominiums, tower and commercial applications, there is the need of a more customized approach to this kind of projects. Starting from understanding the main features that the mechanical building systems should have to properly fulfill their scope and meet mandatory (Building Code) and voluntary (Passive House Design Standard) requirements this short presentation will provide a glimpse on to design the systems to be more effective and efficient and how to avoid common mistakes.

Earth Tubes performance in Canada as part of the Passive House solution
Trevor Butler, Archineers
This session will explore the application of earth tubes as a means of tempering outdoor air as part of the overall passive house solution. The presenter will draw from numerous monitored installations in BC and Alberta on both residential and non-residential applications The projects will include PH certified non-residential and PH ‘certification in progress’ residential buildings.

Speakers
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Trevor Butler

CEO/President, Archineers
Trevor is a Professional Engineer, with over 24 years of design experience delivering integrated sustainable designs into the built environment. His focus is on regenerative design and engineering on passive house/net zero energy buildings and utility infrastructure on district and... Read More →
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Martino Fanfani

Chief Mechanical Engineer, NORR Architects and Engineers Ltd.
Martino is a Mechanical Engineer and Passive House Designer with over than 20 years of experience in building services; his first approach to sustainable design and Passive House Standard has been in the early ‘90s.Martino is currently working as Chief Mechanical Engineer at NORR... Read More →



Thursday November 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 11/12 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

10:00am

Networking Break
 

Thursday November 8, 2018 10:00am - 10:20am
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, south Foyer Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

10:20am

Move it Forward - Part B
Resource Conservation and Energy Efficiency as the Leading Strategies for GHG Emissions Reduction in Parks Canada Operations
Sonia Zouari, Parks Canada  
Parks Canada administers a diversified portfolio of protected heritage and contemporary assets with a broad geographic distribution. It contributes to the greening government agenda through reduced GHG emissions and increased resiliency of assets, services and operations. The approach to greening operations builds primarily on resource conservation for new construction and major building rehabilitation projects. This approach will be discussed in relation with feasibility studies on the Passive House standard in few national parks, climates and topographies. The passive house design of Lake Superior national marine conservation area discovery centre in Nipigon/ Northern Ontario, will be presented.

NR Can Research Project Updates

Speakers
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Sonia Zouari

Contemporary Architect, Parks Canada
Sonia joined Parks Canada architectural and engineering services team in early 2016 in the capacity of a contemporary Architect. As an award winning Architect, experienced Passive House Designer in cold climate with over 18 years of international experience in the private and public... Read More →



Thursday November 8, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 11/12 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

10:20am

Costs Matter
Mistakes Were Made - A Sad Story of Passive House Screwups and Their Costs
Mark Bernhardt, Bernhardt Contracting Ltd.
A light-hearted review of the mistakes made during the design and construction of high performance buildings.  Mistakes of all kinds in all areas will be included, where possible the emotional and financial costs will be discussed.  Bring tissue the presenter may need to cry or get a hug.

Speakers
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Mark Bernhardt

President, Bernhardt Contracting Ltd.
Mark is the President of Bernhardt Contracting Ltd., a general contracting company based in Victoria BC. In 2012, Bernhardt Contracting built the first Certified Passive House on Vancouver Island, and has since gone on to build or consult on dozens more. Mark is currently the Passive... Read More →



Thursday November 8, 2018 10:20am - 11:20am
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 1/2/3 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

11:30am

Once Moved In - Part B
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.

Speakers
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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
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 1/2/3 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

11:30am

Big Buildings Case Study 3: In Cold Climates
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.  

Speakers
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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

Stantec
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
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 11/12 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

12:30pm

Grazing Lunch
Thursday November 8, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, south Foyer Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

1:30pm

Footprint
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.

Speakers
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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
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 11/12 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

1:30pm

Big Buildings Case Study 4: At UBC
Passive House (Planning), Action, Results
Brian Wakelin, Public Architecture + Communication, Shannon Dunn, UBCO Student Housing and Hospitality Services, & David Kiloh, UBC Student Housing and Hospitality Services  
UBC Okanagan is building Canada's first Passive House student residence (confirm). The 6900sm Skeena House will be the latest addition to UBC's living laboratory. It will be next door to two existing residences of comparable size, one built to 1992 building code standards, and another certified LEED Gold in 2012. This session will be the first of three sessions in which the client and design team describe the planning and design process. Subsequent presentations will be describe what was built followed by results compared with two baseline buildings.

The Road to Passive House Design: Mechanical Design Considerations, Code Implications and the District Energy Discussion
Kevin Shea P.Eng., CPHD, LEED Green Assoc., The AME Consulting Group, Matt Younger P.Eng., P.E., CPHD, LEED AP, The AME Consulting Group
Presented with the opportunity to complete two Passive House buildings simultaneously, design began on Skeena Residence - a student housing project located at UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC; and Corvette Landing - a multi-family housing project located in Esquimalt, BC. While developing these two complex projects in different municipalities brought many unique challenges, such as a heating only system high-rise compatible while meeting Passive House thermal comfort criteria, and district energy Passive House design in the Lower Mainland and Okanagan.  

Speakers
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Shannon Dunn

UBCO Student Housing and Hospitality Services
Shannon Dunn is the Director of Business Operations at the Okanagan campus of UBC where she has overseen the expansion of student housing from 300 beds to more than 2,000.  In addition to student housing Shannon is responsible for the ancillary departments on campus and previously... Read More →
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David Kiloh

Director, Facilities & Building Services, UBC Student Housing and Hospitality Services
David has worked at UBC for 20 years, beginning as a student in the Residence Life program in 1998.  He established a core understanding of and appreciation for the value of an excellent residential experience for students pursuing higher education.  During that time, Student Housing... Read More →
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Kevin Shea

Associate, The AME Consulting Group
Graduating from McGill University's Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in 2006 Kevin began his professional engineering career with Williams Engineering and Omicron, before joining AME Consulting Group in 2014 as a Design Engineer. Kevin's wealth of experience working on a range of... Read More →
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Brian Wakelin

Principal, Architect, Public Architecture + Communication
Brian has worked in the architectural field for nearly thirty years and holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of British Columbia. He was with Busby Perkins + Will for ten years before co-founding PUBLIC in 2008 to focus on platforms for education and civic engagement... Read More →
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Matt Younger

Principal, The AME Consulting Group
Since graduating from the University of Victoria in 1995, Matt has worked for a number of large consulting engineering firms before joining AME as Principal in 2007. Matt has significant expertise in designing mechanical systems for a wide range of complex engineering projects, across... Read More →



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

2:40pm

PH in a Changing Climate
How to Assess Passive House Projects in a Changing Climate
Monte Paulsen, RDH Building Science
Passive House buildings are finely tuned for the climate zone in which they are constructed. But how will these buildings perform when the climate changes? This presentation will introduce the study of future climate scenarios, will introduce sources of data for predictive future climate files, will review a procedure for creating predictive PHPP climate files, and will present an example of how the performance of a specific Passive House project may vary according to future climate scenarios.

The Design, Construction, and Post-occupancy Performance of a Passive House in the West Coastal Climate
Guido Wimmers, UNBC
This presentation will cover the design, construction, and post-occupancy performance of a single-family house built to the Passivhaus standard in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. The design/construction challenges faced by the team and the solutions provided will be elaborated by the project architect. Sensors were installed during the construction to measure the hygrothermal performance of south- and north-facing exterior walls and indoor environmental conditions. The monitoring over a period of five years shows overall good durability performance of the double-stud walls used. Utility data is analysed to compare the actual space heating energy consumption with the design targets. 

Speakers
avatar for Monte Paulsen

Monte Paulsen

Associate/Passive House Specialist, RDH Building Science
As one of Canada's most experienced Passive House professionals, Monte Paulsen leads RDH's Passive House consulting services in British Columbia and facilitates the development of Passive House capacity among RDH teams across Canada and the U.S. Monte possesses nearly 7 years in the... Read More →
avatar for Guido Wimmers

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 2:40pm - 3:40pm
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 1/2/3 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

2:40pm

Sustainable Reuse
EnerPHit retrofit of a derelict Multi-family building
Andrew Peel, Peel Passive House
This seminar explores the deep energy retrofit of a derelict building to the EnerPHit standard.  Numerous project constraints and site conditions presented substantial challenges to realising the project.  What emerges is a highly efficient, comfort, affordable multi-unit residential building that rehouses at-risk tenants: a true model of social, environmental, and economic sustainability.

The seminar offers two perspectives.  The first is the design perspective: how can the building be designed to achieve such an ambitious performance target.  The second is the developer perspective.  What approaches, processes, and tools are required to actually deliver the performance targets on time and on budget.

Transformational Change: Adopting the EnerPHit Approach for Social Housing Tower Retrofits
Tom Hunter, CityHousing Hamilton, Ya'el Santopinto & Graeme Stewart , Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal | ERA Architects
CityHousing Hamilton Corporation (CHHC) is embarking on a ground-breaking project to rehabilitate an aging 17-storey apartment tower using the ultra-low energy Passive House standard. The Ken Soble Tower transformation will convert this asset, built in 1967, into state-of-the-art housing. The first of its kind in North America, this project will bring together innovations in ultra-low energy retrofit, financing, and community benefit.

Speakers
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Tom Hunter

CEO, CityHousing Hamilton
As CEO, Tom leads the strategic renewal and redevelopment of CityHousing Hamilton's portfolio, the first phase of which includes four new builds and one high-rise retrofit, all to the Passive House standard.An experienced senior leader from the healthcare sector, he has deep experience... 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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Ya’el Santopinto

Director of Research & Partnerships, Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal | ERA Architects
Ya’el Santopinto OAA MRAIC is the Director of Research and Partnerships at the Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal (CUG+R), a non-profit organization advocating for supportive policy frameworks around the preservation of Canada’s affordable apartment housing supply. In this role... Read More →
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Graeme Stewart

Principal, Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal | ERA Architects
Graeme Stewart OAA MRAIC CIP RPP CAHP is a Toronto based architect and urban planner. Graeme is a principal with ERA Architects, where he has contributed to many of the Toronto region’s leading urban design, cultural planning, and revitalization projects.Graeme is also a founding... Read More →



Thursday November 8, 2018 2:40pm - 3:40pm
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 11/12 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

3:40pm

Networking Break
Thursday November 8, 2018 3:40pm - 4:00pm
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, south Foyer Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1

4:00pm

Closing Keynote: Gernot Vallentin
Recognize how the creative process, from IDEA to DESIGN to CONSTRUCTION, can be the foundation of sustainable architecture:

1) Learning how energy-efficient buildings positively influence the creative process.
2) Getting to know the synthesis of cost-effectiveness and energy-efficient buildings.
3) Learning why timber construction is a predestined construction for energy efficiency & sustainable construction.

Speakers
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Gernot Vallentin

Vallentin Architektur



Thursday November 8, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
East Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Meeting Room 1/2/3 Suite 200-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1
 
Friday, November 9
 

9:00am

Passive House Project Tours (Ticketed Event)
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Friday November 9, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
TBA