Affordability, cold climate challenges, large wood structures, multi-family housing, prefab construction, high-performance window design, heat recovery ventilation, airtightness testing and a consideration of the Passive House standard as a pathway to Net Zero Energy were among the many topics.
Featured speakers included Wolfgang Feist of the Passive House Institute (Darmstadt), Tomas O’Leary of the Passive House Academy (Wicklow & NYC), and Tim McDonald of Onion Flats (Philadelphia). Also speaking was Henry Gifford, aka ‘The Boiler Man’ (New York City) and Harold Orr, one of the creators of Canada’s landmark Saskatchewan Conservation House.
View the conference program here.
Pre- and Post-Conference Activities
On Thursday, September 26, the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC) co-presented the popular Introduction to Passive House Design and Construction course. This one-day crash course provides a contextual background that enriches the conference experience for any building professional not already familiar with the Passive House Standard.
Other workshops included a two-day exam prep course for individuals seeking to become certified Passive House designers, a workshop for manufacturers seeking to certify Passive House components and a course on the THERM software tool.
Movie Screening | World Premiere: Passive House A Building Revolution
Showtimes: Thursday, September 26 at 8 pm and Saturday, September 28 at 8 pm
At the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
The City of Vancouver and the Canadian Passive House Institute co-presented a breakfast seminar Municipal Best Practices for Energy Efficiency in Buildings on Friday, September 27.
On Wednesday, September 25, the British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) held their annual conference followed by an interactive evening session with Joe Lstiburek.
On Thursday, September 26, Alpine Technical Workshops and Casagrande Woodworks hosted a Passive House North 2013 Pre-Conference Cocktail Party.
On Sunday, September 29, Cascadia Green Building Council conducted Living Building Project Tours at the UniverCity Daycare and VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre.