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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.
PH Deep Dive: Project Snapshot [clear filter]
Tuesday, October 31


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.

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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... Read More →

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


Project Snapshot 2: PER - Strategies for Staying Within Limits
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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... Read More →

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