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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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Tuesday, October 31 • 13:45 - 14:45
[Deep Dive 4] Ventilation Design Considerations for Passive House Multifamily Residential Buildings
Passive House projects have gained significant momentum in North America. The first projects were more focused on single family dwellings. More recently Passive House has expanded into large commercial projects in particular, multifamily residential buildings.  This presentation will focus on design considerations around providing ventilation design for Passive House multifamily residential projects.
The presentation will discuss the pros and cons of centralized versus decentralized ventilation systems.  Issues such as locating duct work, fire damper issues, impact on multiple wall penetrations, joining exhaust air from multiple apartments, energy performance of centralized vs. decentralized systems etc.
An unexpected consequence of air tight Passive House hi density multifamily projects is humidity control in winter.  A detailed discussion of what is happening, how to recognize the potential issue and how to mitigate it will be discussed.
Finally, on applications where mechanical cooling is being considered, a discussion on how to tie the ventilation system into the cooling system will be reviewed.  In particular, best practices for connection ventilation systems to VRF.

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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... Read More →

Tuesday October 31, 2017 13:45 - 14:45 PDT
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada