March is Passive House month in Edmonton

Between speaking to representatives from cities around the world, presenting our Building Enclosures course to local industry, and presenting the latest policy and technical developments in cold-climate high-performance building, Passive House Canada will be spending much of March in Edmonton.

IPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, March 5-7

Rob Bernhardt, Passive House Canada CEO, moderates a panel discussions at the Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, presented March 5-7 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Two urban–climate scientists and representatives from the cities of Vancouver and New York will present and discuss the developmental and other benefits of high-performance buildings and how cities can model and predict emissions from buildings.

Organized by international, urban and scientific organizations, the conference aims to identify key research and knowledge gaps related to cities and climate change, inspire global and regional research that will lead to peer-reviewed publications and scientific reports, and stimulate research on cities and climate change throughout the IPCC 6th Assessment Report (AR6) cycle. Outcomes will help to inform upcoming IPCC reports and support cities and citizens in building low-carbon, climate-resilient and sustainable cities towards implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the New Urban Agenda, and the Sustainable Development Goals. More info >

Building enclosures master class

We follow up on that event with our Buildings Enclosures for High-Performance Buildings master class on March 16. This one-day course provides in-depth information about high-performance building enclosures for North American buildings, including single-family homes and large commercial buildings, with a focus on walls, roofs and window systems. It also discusses materials now available in Alberta to design and construct thermally efficient, airtight and durable building enclosures. The course targets members of the building  industry, with no prior experience in Passive House design or construction needed.

Passive House sessions and Passive House Pavilion, BUILDEX Edmonton

On March 20-21, we present five Passive House sessions at BUILDEX Edmonton. Leaders from Alberta’s building industry explore the latest developments in cold-climate high-performance building science, design and construction. In addition, exhibitors at the Passive House Pavilion will be on hand to demonstrate the state-of-the-art systems and components that make Passive House buildings so energy efficient, comfortable and durable. More info >

If you’re anywhere near Edmonton in March, stop by and say hello. We hope to see you there!