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Passive House Pulse Nova Scotia: EnerPHit Project Tour

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023 – 5:30 – 7:00 pm AST | IN-PERSON TOUR

Habit Studio – 5522 Falkland St, Halifax, NS B3K 1A3

We are very excited to announce that our next Pulse Nova Scotia will be an in-person tour of Halifax’s first Passive House Retrofit, the conversion of an 1850s era home into the new studio space of the Habit Studio team. Lorrie Rand will lead you on a tour of the newly retrofitted Habit Studio after the final phase of construction of this very special project, discussing the construction details and lessons learned.

Join us as Lorrie explains how passive house was integrated throughout this newly completed retrofit.

Lorrie Rand | Habit Studio

Lorrie Rand | Co-Founder, President, Lead Designer, Habit Studio

Lorrie is the co-owner and co-founder of Habit Studio, an all-woman residential architecture firm in Halifax, NS. She is also co-founder of the Recover Initiative, a non-profit established to develop deep retrofit solutions that can be implemented at the scale needed to meet Canada’s climate targets. As a building science specialist, Lorrie is passionate about integrating Passive House standards and Biophilic design principles into her work for occupants’ comfort and health. She is a certified Passive House Designer and Tradesperson, and volunteers on the boards of Retrofit Canada and Passive Buildings Canada.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the products, materials and detailing strategies used in the retrofit to achieve continuity of thermal an air barrier.
  2. Understand the HVAC components and layout.
  3. Discuss challenges experienced with a Passive House retrofit.

Passive House Canada is grateful for the support of our event sponsor, Vetta Windows.

Please note: photography and/or videography will take place at the event. If you wish to not have your photo captured, please contact [email protected]

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