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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 • 16:00 - 17:00
[Deep Dive 6] Mechanical Issues in Complex Buildings

Larger scale, non-residential Passive House buildings present unique challenges in adapting traditional Passive House design ethos, particularly in North America.  These types of buildings are often more complex with more involved requirements from both the owner and local building code.

 The list of the usual suspects often includes:

-  Cooling (Air-Conditioning) and De-Humidification Requirements

-  Large Process Loads – Commercial Food Services, Elevating Devices, Data Centres, and Product Refrigeration (e.g. grocery store)

-  More Sophisticated Mechanical and Control systems

- Increased ventilation rates, often driven by code mandated minimums

- Limited equipment availability at higher capacities and rated for commercial duty

The intent of this presentation is to contemplate how mechanical system design can be developed for North American commercial- and institutional-scale Passive House Buildings, without becoming unnecessarily complex or cost-prohibitive.

 Topics that will be covered include:

-   An overview of how heating, cooling, and domestic hot water systems for large scale buildings are developed

-  Ventilation systems including comparisons between code required and Passive House rates, airflow control, and heat exchange type best suited for your application

- Common challenges related to code-driven requirements, such as heat tracing systems, emergency generators, smoke exhaust requirements, etc.

- Managing process ventilation requirements surrounding elevators and kitchens

- Managing cooling-dominant applications and process loads

 The content draws upon the experiences and lessons learned from some of Integral Group’s current projects, including the Charter Telecom Headquarters Office in Victoria, BC; the Clayton Heights Community Centre in Surrey; the Hornby Island Firehall; the Vancouver Art Gallery; and the Vancouver Firehall 17 Redevelopment.

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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, Andywas responsible for the start-up of Integral Group’s Victoria Design Studio, and is nowthe Principal overseeing projects on... Read More →
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Scott Ghomeshi

Senior Mechanical Designer, Integral Group
As a Senior Mechanical Designer at Integral Group, Scott brings six years of project experience to the mechanical engineering team. Since joining thecompany in 2013, Scott has been involved in a diverse range of projects specializing in institutional and commercial building types... Read More →
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Stuart Hood

Managing Principal, Integral Group
Stuart brings more than 25 years of building experience to the Integral Groupteam. His mechanical experience covers a wide range of projects includinginstitutional, residential, airport, commercial, cleanrooms and manufacturingfacilities. Specifically, he has completed a large number... Read More →

Tuesday October 31, 2017 16:00 - 17:00 PDT
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada