VICTORIA – Passive House Canada and building industry members explore the latest developments in high-performance, energy-efficient buildings at the Passive House Deep Dive, October 31, at UBC’s Robson Square.
The one-day event focuses on current design and construction challenges, emerging solutions, and best practices in high-performance building standards.
High-performance buildings use up to 90 per cent less heating and cooling energy. This reduces greenhouse gas emissions and helps owners and developers comply with Vancouver’s Zero Emissions Building Plan and the new British Columbia Energy Step Code.
“With building codes changing to target high-performance energy efficiency, it’s important industry understand the benefits and requirements in designing and constructing these kinds of buildings,” says Passive House Canada Chairperson Scott Kennedy. “Passive House Canada is helping industry prepare for that future.”
Results from around the world prove high-performance buildings provide an affordable and achievable solution to rising building maintenance and energy costs, while maximizing occupant comfort. High-performance buildings stay comfortable and quiet through all weather and, because they use so little energy and require little maintenance, they end up costing significantly less than other buildings.
In addition to the Passive House Deep Dive, Passive House Canada offers dozens of courses each year for building-industry members.
More than a dozen new high-performance buildings are currently in design or under construction in the Vancouver area. They include family homes, apartment and condo buildings, and commercial, community, institutional and mixed-use buildings.
Missed the Deep Dive or want to review what was presented?
Three of the speakers have provided copies of their presentations for our Resource Centre (under the Building Professionals tab)