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ONLINE: Built in Canada – Lessons learned from PH Projects (QC)- 10 Jun 2022


Friday June 10, 2022 from 10 am to 12 pm PDT

Webinar description

This webinar series will focus on Canadian Projects all across the Country.

Our third stop of 2022 will see us move out of British Columbia and into Quebec.

This presentation is a case study of the design and construction of a 1,700 sq. ft cold climate single-family Passive House in rural Quebec. Since the presenter, Evelyne Bouchard, was the project’s architect, energy modeller, general contractor and occupant, this project was a unique opportunity to dig into every aspect of the design and construction, and to experience the results on a daily basis.

The presentation will include details of the building envelope and mechanical systems, PHPP results, post-occupancy monitoring and lessons learned. It will also highlight the challenges posed by building in a region where there were no trades familiar with Passive House, and where energy prices are the lowest in North America.


Evelyne Bouchard

Evelyne Bouchard is a Certified Passive House Designer & architect who shares her time between designing projects at Tandem Architecture Écologique, and teaching courses for Passive House Canada and McGill University. Evelyne is passionate about advancing sustainable building practices in Canada and has served on the board of directors of Passive House Canada since 2017. Her architectural experience includes projects in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.


Learning Outcomes

  • The challenges specific to designing a Passive House in a cold climate
  • Best practices for working with a construction crew who has never worked on a PH project before
  • How real-world performance compares to PHPP model predictions (so far!), based on 3 months of post-occupancy data, including frequent -30C temperatures in January
  • The impact of PH ventilation design on indoor air quality, based on post-occupancy monitoring of radon, CO2, particulates, VOCs, relative humidity and temperature

Recommended for:

  • Passive House Designers and Consultants
  • Builders, Architects, Architectural Technologists and Engineers
  • Building Officials and Planners
  • Trades
  • Students
  • Anyone interested in the subject

Prerequisites / required background knowledge

No prerequisites are necessary

Webinar Fee

PHC Member – Free
Non- Member – $100

*Please note that this is a live-only event and a recording will not be available.

Professional development

Total number of learning hours: 1.75 hours (based on attendance of live webinar)

PHI: 2 Credit Points V100_2022_CA
BC Housing (HPO): 1.5 CPD Informal
AIBC: 1.75 Core LUs
ALBNL: 1.75 Core Learning Hours
AANB: 1.75 Core Learning Hours
NSAA: 1.75 Core Learning Hours
AAA: self-reported