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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
 

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 Project... 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

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... 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... 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

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... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 14:00 - 14:30
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... 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... 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... Read More →


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