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Net Positive Symposium (Oct 30, 2017)
Jointly presented by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and Passive House Canada (PHC)
This Symposium focuses on the connection between net zero energy and passive house ideas, techniques, and technologies, with a specific focus on the how to, with examples and implementation.

Passive House Deep Dive (Oct 31, 2017)
Presented by the Passive House Canada (PHC)
Dive in to current design and construction challenges, emerging solutions and best practices. This deep-dive is aimed at those familiar with Passive House design wanting an in-depth exploration of solutions to the challenges being encountered by today’s project teams.
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Monday, October 30 • 11:00 - 12:00
Lessons Learned from the Field: a Contractor’s View

Living Buildings and Passive House buildings introduce an array of new construction methodologies, from thermal bridging details to inbuilding sewage recycling to solar arrays. Hear directly from the constructors their successes, challenges, and solutions.

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Brad Liljequist

Net Zero Energy Director, International Living Future Institute
Brad directs the Zero Energy Program for the Institute. In this role, he is an international thought leader in zero energy concepts and systems, and helping reinvent humanity to thrive without fossil fuels.  For the Institute, he speaks, teaches, and consults regularly on zero energy buildings and communities, and plays the lead role in developing the intellectual framework for energy related programs and... Read More →

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Marsha Gentile

Director of Sustainability, Ledcor
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Peter Rackow

Vice President, Spire Development Corporation
As Vice President of Spire Development Corporation, Pete Rackow is wholly invested in client and company relations. With a carpentry apprenticeship from BCIT, he specialized in design-build projects across the Lower Mainland, accumulating over 25 years of construction expertise in commercial developments. Since co-founding Spire in 2007, Pete has continued to build a reputation as an exceptional and trustworthy real estate professional. In a company that offers fully-integrated real estate services, his breadth of skills spans across all aspects of construction, including operations, invoicing, cost reporting, and project management. Through decades of experience, he has honed the ability to view a project from every side and angle, identifying unique challenges and upsides in the big picture. He contributes his success not only to a vast knowledge of construction, but also to the commitment to clients he continually provides. Pete takes pride in maintaining a significant level of integrity by always delivering what is promised. Ultimately, his philosophy is to treat the... Read More →
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Doug Wilson

President, Peak Construction Group of Companies

Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada