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Thank you for attending the Passive House Canada Conference. The presentation slides are now posted below - please click on the session to see the pdf files of the slides.

Your certificate of participation has been emailed to you.  If you have not received it, please email janet@passivehousecanada.com 

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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Ya’el Santopinto

Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal | ERA Architects
Director of Research & Partnerships
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, she leads research related to Tower Renewal, an initiative to catalyze reinvestment and community building in apartment tower neighbourhoods. This work includes policy advocacy to support best practices in housing and neighbourhood renewal, ranging from retrofit standards to planning policy and green financing. Recent initiatives have included consulting with the federal government on retrofit performance targets for the National Housing Strategy, and developing retrofit best practices and performance standards using Passive House techniques.

Ya’el is also a registered Architect and Associate at ERA Architects, where she specializes in affordable, healthy, and climate-resilient housing rehabilitation and retrofit. She is Project Architect on the landmark Passive House retrofit and renewal of a Hamilton apartment tower, as well as several building- and site-rehabilitation projects on postwar apartment towers across the region.