Oleksandr (Alex) Yakovenko, the winner of this summer’s Ice Box Challenge Grand Prize, and his guest spent an October day in the Whistler area learning more about Passive House buildings. They joined Mattheo Durfield, of B.C. Passive House, for an excursion to the B.C. Passive House facility in Pemberton, and a drive-by tour of Rainbow House and other Passive House and Passive House–inspired residences in Whistler. At the end of the visit, Karel and Karen Jonkers gave them a royal tour of their magnificent Alta Lake Passive House.
VICTORIA – A partnership between industry groups, municipalities and First Nations is bringing outreach and education about high-performance buildings to northeastern B.C. communities.
Passive House Canada, the Real Estate Foundation of B.C., the City of Fort St. John, the West Moberly First Nations, and the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George have joined forces to provide courses and events for the public and construction industry about the Passive House high-performance building standard to northeastern B.C. communities.
VICTORIA – Passive House Canada and members of Alberta’s construction community present the latest developments in high-performance buildings at BUILDEX Calgary, November 8–9.
Designers, builders and high-performance building experts present their findings and experiences in working on Passive House projects, from the first Passive House buildings in Calgary to northern-climate institutional buildings, affordable housing and modular construction.
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.
The NAPHN17 conference wrapped up on Sunday after five days of workshops, seminars and project tours.
Amina Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary General of the UN addressed delegates via video, as did Michael Moller, the Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva. She announced plans for a global network of UN centres of building excellence, including the Vancouver Centre of Excellence. Scott Foster, Director of the Sustainable Energy Division of the UNECE provided the keynote address.
The Net Positive Symposium in Vancouver takes place October 30-31. Space is limited and we highly recommend you tickets now to avoid disappointment. The event is aimed at those familiar with Passive House design wanting an in-depth exploration of solutions to the challenges being encountered by today’s project teams. Speakers will present numerous case studies plus deep dives into ventilation, thermal bridging, air highness and mechanical issues.
On Nov. 29 – 30, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will host the third annual Passive House Summit at IIDEX. Comprised of four seminars, the summit will explore policies, principles, case studies and future directions of high performance building. Speakers include Lisa King (City of Toronto), Jamie Stephens (Oxford County), Rob Bernhardt (Passive House Canada), Graham Cubitt (Indwell), Jonathan Kearns (Kearns Mancini Architects), Ilana Judah (FXFOWLE Int’l), and Andrew Peel (Peel Passive House Consulting).