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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
 

08:00

Registration + Light Breakfast
Monday October 30, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

09:00

Passive House and the Living Building Challenge: a Primer

Join us in building a foundation of understanding between both communities. What is Passive House and the Living Building Challenge?



Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Chooi

Kenneth Chooi

Professor, Vancouver Island University, Co-Founder, The Green Point Project
With over 20 years of Architectural design and teaching experience in Canada, the United States and Japan, Kenneth has focused his career in sustainable education and critical design thinking, previously teaching at BCIT and now at VIU. He recently co-founded the Green Point Proj... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Sturgeon

Amanda Sturgeon

CEO, International Living Future Institute
Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA is the CEO of the International Living Future Institute. She joined the Institute in 2010 following a career as a licensed architect with fifteen years experience designing and managing some of the most sustainable buildings in the Pacific Northwest. She has... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

10:00

Penticton Daycare for Okanagan College: a Passive House Project

The presentation will cover the learning experience and lessons learnt from the viewpoint of the Engineer of Record for HVAC and Plumbing systems as follows:

  • Heating system;
  • Ventilation efficiency;
  • Earth Tubes;
  • AAVs
  • Compliance with PHPP for non-residential;

The building is being monitored for energy performance, air quality and comfort.


Speakers
avatar for Trevor Butler

Trevor Butler

PEng LEED AP BD+C
Trevor is a Professional Engineer, with over 23 years of design experience delivering integrated sustainable designs into the built environment. His focus is on regenerative design and engineering on netzero energy/passive house buildings and utiliy infrastructure on district and municipal... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 10:00 - 10:30
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

10:30

Coffee Break
Monday October 30, 2017 10:30 - 10:45
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

10:45

What's New with Zero Energy?
The International Living Future Institute has recently simplified and strengthened its certification systems – hear the latest and see how to your projects fit in.

Want to learn more before the Symposium? Read the latest case studies on our Zero Energy certified projects here. 

Speakers
avatar for Brad Liljequist

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 →


Monday October 30, 2017 10:45 - 11:00
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

11:00

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.


Moderators
avatar for Brad Liljequist

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Marsha Gentile

Marsha Gentile

Director of Sustainability, Ledcor
avatar for Peter Rackow

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 →
avatar for Doug Wilson

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

12:00

Lunch Break
Please note, lunch is not provided at the Symposium but we recommend you check out the following local eateries:

Monday October 30, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
TBA

13:00

What's New with Passive House?
Speakers
avatar for Graeme Verhulst

Graeme Verhulst

Architect, 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 through better buildings. In addition to the practice of architecture, Graeme has also been a teacher at an architecture program at the University of the Gambia, West Africa. During his time in this challenging setting, he has seen first hand... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 13:00 - 13:15
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

13:15

The Bullitt Center: a Living Building Challenge Project
THE BULLITT CENTER (read the full case study here)
Seattle, WA

Backed by its mission to protect the Pacific Northwest’s natural environment and promote healthy and sustainable ecosystems, the Bullitt Foundation wanted their new headquarters to be built to the highest level of sustainability. They also wanted the building to be a demonstration project that would set a new standard for developers, architects, engineers and contractors. The rigorous performance standard set forth by the Living Building Challenge was the perfect.

The Bullitt Center is a six-story commercial office building in the Central Area of Seattle, WA. The Center is home to a number of commercial office tenants who are successfully operating their businesses, while working in a net-positive energy environment. The Bullitt Center aims to advance the awareness and adoption of high-performance building through ongoing educational efforts, and by demonstrating that performance-based design works in a market-rate commercial project.

The Center is powered by a 244 kW rooftop solar array, composed of 575 PV panels. All rainwater that falls on the site is collected in a cistern in the basement, treated to potable drinking standards, and supplies all water needs of the building. The building is a type-IV heavy timber structure, made of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified glulam beams and dimensional lumber. The building sits atop a ground-source heat exchange system made up of 26 wells, each reaching a depth 400 feet. All materials used in the building were screened for compliance with the Materials Red List to restrict toxic chemicals. The wide variety of performance-based attributes are shared with the public through a ongoing tour program, a public exhibition space, and a number of research projects all managed by the University of Washington’s Integrated Design Lab.

Photo by Nic Lehoux, courtesy of Bullitt Center

Speakers
avatar for Jim Hanford

Jim Hanford

Principal, The Miller Hull Partnership
Jim Hanford is an Architect and Project Manager for Miller Hull, and serves as the firm's building performance and sustainable design lead.  He has a professional background, both in a research capacity and as an architect, in evaluation of design strategies and technologies suitable for low-energy... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 13:15 - 14:00
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

14:00

A Technical Dive into Passive House Plus and ZE
International Living Future Institute's "Zero Energy (ZE) Certification" and Passive House Canada's "Passive House Plus" have many overlaps, and the two organizations are working to bring them together. In this session we'll explore a unified, simplified approach.

Speakers
avatar for Cillian Collins

Cillian Collins

Senior Architect, Perkins+Will
MRIAI | Certified Passive House Designer | LEED AP BD+C
avatar for Brad Liljequist

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 →


Monday October 30, 2017 14:00 - 14:30
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

14:30

Passive House Project Delivery: Keys to Success
Speakers
avatar for Sandra Rohler

Sandra Rohler

Owner, Architect, rohler | passive house design
Architect AKNW registered in Germany, Passive House Designer and Project Manager at Cornerstone Architecture, Vancouver BC | PHI Certified Passive House Designer | PHI Certified Passive House Tradesperson | LEED AP | Certified Joiner + Furniture Maker (GER) | Co-Founding Director of CanPHI West/Passive House Canada | Instructor for Passive House Canada and the British Columbia Institute of Technology... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 14:30 - 14:45
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

14:45

Coffee Break
Monday October 30, 2017 14:45 - 15:00
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

15:00

Wilson Street: a Passive House Project
Speakers
avatar for Mark Bernhardt

Mark Bernhardt

President, Bernhardt Contracting Ltd.
Mark has been in the construction business since 2007, significantly expanding the business each year since inception. Prior to founding Bernhardt Contracting, Mark was a project manager with environmental consulting firms. He has taken that science background and applied it to b... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 15:00 - 15:30
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

15:30

Desert Rain: a Living Building Challenge Project
DESERT RAIN (read the full case study here)
Bend, OR

Desert Rain is a residential compound, located on a 0.7-acre parcel on the edge of a historic downtown neighborhood. The focal point is the building called Desert Rain: a 2236-square foot, one-story residence with a stucco exterior, graceful rooflines and a striking curved wall which greets visitors on approach. The wall threads through the building and exits out the opposite side, near a walkway which connects this main residence to the other buildings: a 489 square foot accessory dwelling unit called Desert Sol, a 512 square foot detached garage, which supports more solar panels and houses the rainwater collection cistern, and Desert Lookout, an 815 square foot second dwelling above a garage and the central composting system. The structures cluster in the southeast part of the site; to the north, a constructed wetland filters greywater from all three dwellings. Native plants, rocks and pavers fill out the common areas.

The home was inspired by the owners’ desire to build an “extreme green dream home” in 2008. Although they were well into the design process when they heard of the Living Building Challenge in the fall of 2009, they decided to adapt the existing plan to meet the challenge. This proved to be more difficult and expensive than anticipated, resulting in a painful (and expensive) decision to scrap the original plan in December of 2009 and begin afresh.

Desert Rain is the product of many talented and committed individuals: the core team, comprised of the designers, general contractor, landscape architect, water systems engineer and sustainability consultant, as well as the many subcontractors and craftspeople who contributed their specific skills. Consultants from near and far lent their expertise, and representatives of municipal and state agencies met with the team to hammer out code issues. Suppliers and vendors worked with the team on materials selection and vetting.

Finally, hundreds of people including schoolchildren, family, friends, residents of Bend and people who were simply curious or craving a dose of inspiration have toured the project in various stages of construction.

The core team met innumerable times over the years, often around a dining room table. Though the owners, Thomas and Barbara Elliot, were the ultimate decision makers, the process was extremely collaborative. While more time-consuming, this process ensured a more holistic and integrated design.

Speakers
avatar for Al Tozer

Al Tozer

Architectural Designer, Tozer Design, LLC
http://tozerdesign.com/



Monday October 30, 2017 15:30 - 16:15
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

16:15

Where Do We Go From Here?: an Expert Panel Weighs In
An expert panel will reflect on the day and share thoughts about how to make zero energy and passive house the new normal.

Moderators
avatar for Kathy Wardle

Kathy Wardle

Director of Research, Vancouver, Perkins+Will
As Associate Principal and Director of Research, Kathy plays an instrumental role in the development of high-performance green building projects, such as Dockside Green—one of the highest scoring LEED Platinum Certified projects in the world and an AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Project, one of the best known sustainable design awards in North America. In addition to her involvement in project work, Kathy directs the Vancouver... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Butler

Trevor Butler

PEng LEED AP BD+C
Trevor is a Professional Engineer, with over 23 years of design experience delivering integrated sustainable designs into the built environment. His focus is on regenerative design and engineering on netzero energy/passive house buildings and utiliy infrastructure on district and municipal... Read More →
avatar for Marsha Gentile

Marsha Gentile

Director of Sustainability, Ledcor
avatar for Jim Hanford

Jim Hanford

Principal, The Miller Hull Partnership
Jim Hanford is an Architect and Project Manager for Miller Hull, and serves as the firm's building performance and sustainable design lead.  He has a professional background, both in a research capacity and as an architect, in evaluation of design strategies and technologies suitable for low-energy... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 16:15 - 17:00
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

17:30

Networking Cocktail Hour
Join your fellow symposium-goers for a cocktail event in the private Regis Room at the St Regis Bar and Grill. Cash bar. 

Monday October 30, 2017 17:30 - 20:30
Regis Room St. Regis Bar and Grill, 608 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1Y6
 
Tuesday, October 31
 

08:00

Registration + Light Breakfast
Tuesday October 31, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

09:00

[Deep Dive 1] Passive House Goes to Work: Western Canada’s First Office Building to Seek Certification
The Passive House standard is quickly gaining traction in residential buildings, but in North America, so far, the standard has been applied to very few places of work. Charter Telecom, a technology company which operates nation wide, values innovation and employee wellbeing. They are demonstrating these values in their new headquarters in Greater Victoria with a unique and cutting edge building. The exceptional thermal comfort and air quality in a Passive House building is expected to increase staff wellbeing and productivity, and the technical achievements of the building will act as a showcase for innovation that Charter can be proud of when presenting themselves to their customers and the world. This presentation will discuss some of the key considerations for office buildings, as well as talk about the unique challenges and opportunities specific to this building. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Bernhardt

Mark Bernhardt

President, Bernhardt Contracting Ltd.
Mark has been in the construction business since 2007, significantly expanding the business each year since inception. Prior to founding Bernhardt Contracting, Mark was a project manager with environmental consulting firms. He has taken that science background and applied it to b... Read More →
avatar for Graeme Verhulst

Graeme Verhulst

Architect, 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 through better buildings. In addition to the practice of architecture, Graeme has also been a teacher at an architecture program at the University of the Gambia, West Africa. During his time in this challenging setting, he has seen first hand... Read More →


Tuesday October 31, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

10:15

Coffee Break
Tuesday October 31, 2017 10:15 - 10:30
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

10:30

[Deep Dive 2] Natural ventilation for passive cooling – comfort today and in the future.

Throughout Canada many buildings are built in locations where the climate allows for using outside air for cooling at least some of the time. Passive cooling can be used to achieve comfort conditions for a significant number of buildings. If successfully implemented, there are multiple benefits to this strategy. The obvious benefit stems from the energy savings resulting from elimination of cooling air and mechanically moving it through the building with fans. Beyond this there is also the potential for improved comfort and the multitude of wellness and health benefits from a connection to the outdoors. In a work environment this might even lead to improved productivity.
However, there is ample anecdotal evidence on the fact that even in the most suitable environments, passively cooled buildings have failed. For success, buildings need to be designed to be suitable to be operated without mechanical cooling, and when appropriate, measures need to be taken to assure comfort. We will discuss the role of solar radiation, shading, occupant numbers, internal loads, thermal mass, stack effect, wind, solar chimneys and more, as well as when it might be advisable to provide some mechanical systems.

 In this session we will discuss how to design for comfort using natural ventilation for cooling, and where the limitations are. We will discuss this in both the conventional context of historic weather data and typical construction, as well as the context of 1) highly insulated, airtight buildings and 2) a changing climate, and both combined. This session will go into some technical detail on design process, design tools, climate analysis, airflow and thermal comfort analysis.


Speakers
avatar for Andrea Frisque

Andrea Frisque

Senior Building Performance Engineer, Stantec
Dr. Frisque 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, and has been invited for talks and lectures. Dr. Frisque has o... Read More →


Tuesday October 31, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

11:30

Project Snapshot 1: Complex Building Solutions

Firehall 17 in Vancouver is being designed to achieve Passive House, LEED v4 Gold as well as targeting Net Zero. As a firehall, it must first and foremost provide for efficient firefighter response times. This requirement, plus a small building footprint, small occupant load and a tight urban site have resulted in a form factor that is not what is typically seen in passive house buildings. This session will illustrate the outer limits of what is possible in a complex, non-residential building with an inefficient form factor, plus some of strategies that can be implemented to overcome this design challenge.


Speakers
avatar for Adam Fawkes

Adam Fawkes

Architect, HCMA Architecture + Design
Adam is an Associate at HCMA Architecture + Design, leading the Victoria studio. He has 20 years of experience working on residential, recreation, community, and educational projects. He has developed special expertise in sustainable architecture, having been a leading member of the design team for several... Read More →


Tuesday October 31, 2017 11:30 - 11:45
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

11:45

Project Snapshot 2: PER - Strategies for Staying Within Limits
Speakers
avatar for Monte Paulsen

Monte Paulsen

Passive House Specialist, RDH Building Science
Monte Paulsen leads RDH’s Passive House consulting and building certification services in British Columbia, and facilitates Passive House capacity among RDH teams across Canada and the U.S. Monte is currently consulting to several Passive House projects, and is one of a handful of PHI-accredited Building Certifiers in... Read More →


Tuesday October 31, 2017 11:45 - 12:00
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

12:00

Lunch Break
Please note, lunch is not provided at the Passive House Deep Dive but we recommend you check out the following local eateries:

Tuesday October 31, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
TBA

13:00

[Deep Dive 3] Thermal Bridges in PH Design

As Passive House becomes increasingly popular in commercial, institutional, and high rise multi-unit residential construction, our understanding of thermal bridging needs to consider an expanding range of materials, assemblies and construction methods.  Luckily, quantifying the impact of and mitigating thermal bridges has been the subject of research for the last several years, yielding a large amount of data that industry can benefit from.  This presentation will introduce participants to an exciting project that is currently in development – an online Thermal Bridging Performance Database.  Participants will get a sneak peek into the resource, including how the data can be leveraged to make better decisions on projects and ultimately reduce energy use on buildings.


Speakers
avatar for Christian Cianfrone

Christian Cianfrone

Principal, Building Energy Practice Lead, Morrison Hershfield
Christian Cianfrone is with Morrison Hershfield’s Building Performance Analysis group, a dedicated team using information driven design to solve building science problems ranging from materials to assemblies to whole building energy performance.  Christian has over 12 years of experience as a mechanical engineer consulting on energy efficiency in the built... Read More →


Tuesday October 31, 2017 13:00 - 13:45
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

13:45

[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.

Speakers
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 lectured on system design all over the world. Hugh is a Professional Engineer (Ontario, Canada) with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from... Read More →


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

14:45

Coffee Break
Tuesday October 31, 2017 14:45 - 15:00
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

15:00

[Deep Dive 5] Designing for Air Tightness and Testing

Troy Glasner from E3 Eco Group along with Pat Cuthbert of Aqua Coast Engineering will be diving deep into large building air tightness testing. They will be covering the strategies that ensure a successful building envelope design as well as how to develop a successful plan for air tightness testing. They will be using “The Heights”, a Passive House multi-family building being constructed at 3501 East Hastings Street, as a case study to illustrate air barrier strategies and details, and to demonstrate the testing. They will discuss their findings and how other non-passive house projects have faired in whole building air tightness testing. 

Protocols for testing to the Passive House standard as well as the US Army Core of Engineers standard will be reviewed.  Construction details will be discussed to demonstrate how such projects can achieve a successful outcome for Passive Houses and for other building systems.


Speakers
avatar for Pat Cuthbert

Pat Cuthbert

Principal, Aqua-Coast Engineering
Pat Cuthbert is a Professional Engineer and Principal with Aqua-Coast Engineering. Pat has consulted on hundreds of Multi-Family Residential and Non-Residential projects ranging from Hospitals and Schools to 40+ storey high-rise condos, within BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. He... Read More →
avatar for Troy Glasner

Troy Glasner

President, E3 Eco Group Inc.
Troy Glasner has become an advocate for building with energy efficiency, sustainability and health in mind.  His 12 years of experience in the industry, on both the product and the consulting side, enables him to source manufacturers and service providers for our clients that offer the highest standards in quality, delivery and... Read More →


Tuesday October 31, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 Canada

16:00

[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.


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

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 →
avatar for Stuart Hood

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 nu... Read More →


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