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Visite de l’usine NZP – Tout sur la fenestration Passive House

Date: 29 Février 2024
Horaire: 5 à 8pm EST

Emplacement: NZP Fenestration Factory – 2459 Rue de la Province, Longueuil, QC J4G 1G3

Visit of the NZP Factory – Everything about Passive House Windows

Date: 29th of February 2024
Time: 5 to 8pm EST

Location: NZP Fenestration Factory – 2459 Rue de la Province, Longueuil, QC J4G 1G3

Rejoignez Passive House Canada, en collaboration avec Bâtiment Passif Québec et sponsorisé par NZP Fenestration, pour une visite d’usine et une présentation éclairantes sur les fenêtres passives.

Notre événement débutera par une visite guidée de l’usine NZP Fenestration, où les participants acquerront une connaissance directe de la production de fenêtres passives haute performance. Découvrez les détails minutieux du processus de fabrication, la précision des machines impliquées et la technologie derrière ces fenêtres écoénergétiques.

Après la visite, une présentation détaillée sera livrée, se concentrant sur les caractéristiques et les avantages des fenêtres passives. Apprenez leur rôle dans l’amélioration de l’efficacité énergétique et les manières dont elles contribuent aux pratiques de construction durable.

Pour conclure, nous organiserons une session de réseautage, offrant une plateforme aux professionnels pour se connecter et discuter des perspectives. Profitez d’un assortiment de nourriture et de boissons tout en vous engageant avec des pairs de l’industrie.

Cet événement est une excellente occasion pour ceux qui s’intéressent aux solutions de construction durable d’approfondir leur compréhension et de se connecter avec des experts du secteur. Nous sommes impatients de vous accueillir.


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Join Passive House Canada, in collaboration with Bâtiment Passif Québec and sponsored by NZP Fenestration, for an insightful factory tour and presentation on passive house windows.

Our event will commence with a guided tour of the NZP Fenestration factory, where attendees will gain first hand knowledge about the production of high-performance passive house windows. Discover the intricate details of the manufacturing process, the precision machinery involved, and the technology behind these energy-efficient windows.

Following the tour, a detailed presentation will be delivered, focusing on the features and benefits of passive house windows. Learn about their role in enhancing energy efficiency and the ways they contribute to sustainable building practices.

To conclude, we will host a networking session, providing a platform for professionals to connect and discuss insights. Enjoy an assortment of food and drinks as you engage with peers in the industry.

This event is an excellent opportunity for those interested in sustainable building solutions to deepen their understanding and connect with industry experts. We look forward to welcoming you.


Nos conférenciers pout cet événement sont / Our speakers for this event are:

Alain Dorais

Alain Dorais | Président fondateur, NZP Fenestration

Alain Dorais, président fondateur de NZP Fenestration, incarne l’esprit visionnaire d’une entreprise dédiée à l’innovation dans le domaine de la fenestration durable. NZP Fenestration, établie depuis 2013, s’est engagés à offrir des solutions écologiques à travers des fenêtres certifiées Passivhaus. Basée à Longueuil, sur la Rive-Sud de Montréal, dans une usine équipée de la technologie européenne de pointe, NZP Fenestration se distingue par sa quête permanente d’excellence et de qualité. Passionné par la contribution à un avenir plus vert et conscient de l’urgence climatique, Alain Dorais met l’accent sur l’économie d’énergie, la durabilité et le bien-être. À travers chaque projet, il cherche à tisser des liens forts avec sa clientèle, en partageant un savoir-faire unique et en construisant ensemble des espaces qui célèbrent le respect de l’environnement. Sous sa direction, NZP Fenestration devient un leader nord-américain en fenestration écoresponsable, prouvant qu’innovation et respect de l’environnement peuvent aller de pair.

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Alain Dorais, the founding president of NZP Fenestration, embodies the visionary spirit of a company dedicated to innovation in the field of sustainable fenestration. Established in 2013, NZP Fenestration is committed to offering ecological solutions through Passivhaus certified windows. Based in Longueuil, on the South Shore of Montreal, in a factory equipped with cutting-edge European technology, NZP Fenestration stands out for its continuous quest for excellence and quality. Passionate about contributing to a greener future and aware of the urgency of climate change, Alain Dorais focuses on energy savings, sustainability, and well-being. Through each project, he aims to build strong relationships with his clients, sharing unique expertise and together creating spaces that celebrate respect for the environment. Under his leadership, NZP Fenestration has become a North American leader in eco-responsible fenestration, proving that innovation and environmental respect can go hand in hand.

Laurence Hamel Dorais

Laurence Hamel Dorais | Directrice du développement des affaires et du marketing, NZP Fenestration

Laurence Hamel Dorais, directrice du développement des affaires et du marketing chez NZP Fenestration, est une figure clé de cette entreprise familiale depuis plus de six ans. Fille du fondateur, sa passion et son engagement pour la mission de l’entreprise transparaissent dans chaque aspect de son travail. Dotée d’une solide expertise technique, Laurence excelle dans l’art de tisser des relations durables avec les partenaires, qu’il s’agisse de clients, d’entrepreneurs ou d’architectes, en les accompagnant vers la réalisation de leurs objectifs et en répondant efficacement à leurs besoins spécifiques. Son focus sur les performances élevées et la durabilité des produits de fenestration positionne NZP Fenestration comme un leader dans le domaine de l’innovation écoresponsable. Laurence incarne l’esprit familial de l’entreprise tout en poussant constamment vers l’excellence, la performance et l’engagement envers un avenir plus durable.

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Laurence Hamel Dorais, Director of Business Development and Marketing at NZP Fenestration, has been a key figure in this family business for over six years. As the founder’s daughter, her passion and commitment to the company’s mission are evident in every aspect of her work. With a strong technical expertise, Laurence excels in the art of building lasting relationships with partners, whether they are clients, contractors, or architects, helping them achieve their goals and effectively meeting their specific needs. Her focus on high performance and durability of fenestration products positions NZP Fenestration as a leader in the field of eco-responsible innovation. Laurence embodies the family spirit of the company while constantly striving for excellence, performance, and commitment to a more sustainable future.

Objectifs D’Apprentissage/Learning Objectives :

  • Processus de fabrication de portes et fenêtres / Window and door manufacturing process.
  • L’importance de fenêtre de haute performance pour une enveloppe de performance / The importance of high performance window in a high performance envelope.
  • Détails d’installation de fenêtre / Window Installation detail

Cet événement est en collaboration avec Bâtiment Passif Quebec et sponsorisé par NZP Fenestration. / This event is in collaboration with BPQ and hosted and sponsored by NZP.

 



Passive House Pulse Toronto – Passive House and Mechanical Engineering: Best Practices for Cooling, Ventilation & Heating

Wednesday, January 31st, 2024 – 5:30 – 7:30 pm EST | IN-PERSON
Introba – 380 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1E3

Optimized mechanical systems are a critical component of any successful Passive House project. This is particularly true in challenging climates such as Ontario’s, where buildings experience extreme conditions during both the heating and cooling seasons. Design teams operating without this understanding can find meeting Passive House performance levels to be a challenge when it comes time to integrate the mechanical design with a high-performance building envelope. Join our panel of mechanical experts as they discuss the apparent gaps that arise between mechanical engineers and the wider design team and how teams can deliver Passive House outcomes, more easily. Topics related to heating system selection, cooling system sizing, and ventilation best-practices will be discussed. Key points for each topic will be presented by each panelist, and the audience will have an opportunity to pose questions to the panel.

Our panelists are the following:

Jamie Fine | RWDI

Jamie Fine | Senior Energy Consultant, RWDI

Jamie is Senior Energy Consultant at RWDI based in the Toronto office. He focuses on applying customized analysis techniques and tailored system performance assessments throughout the building lifecycle. He analyzes new and existing buildings through the detailed simulation of energy use, thermal energy demand, greenhouse gas emissions, and building air flow. Jamie specializes in translating real-world systems to computer models and implementing on-site testing across a variety of facility types. He has a background in research and consulting, and implements software including IES-VE, TRNSYS, CONTAM, and develops custom algorithms for design optimization, performance simulation, and energy code assessment. Jamie also develops custom workshops to support leaders, project managers, and key project stakeholders as they work through the building design process.

 

Cara Sloat | Hammerschlag & Joffe Inc.

Cara Sloat | Principal, Hammerschlag & Joffe Inc.

Cara Sloat is a Toronto-based mechanical engineer and principal at Hammershlag and Joffe, a 100 person M&E firm serving projects across Canada. She brings more than 20 years of mechanical design experience to her clients and their projects, including design of mechanical systems for the 19-story Ken Soble Tower Transformation in Hamilton, the first Passive House retrofit of existing residential tower in North America. Cara focuses on commercial building design with a specific focus on low-energy decarbonized multi-unit residential and commercial buildings. Cara also serves on the board of Toronto’s 2030 District and is a UWaterloo alumni.

 

Jamie Dabner | Introba

Jamie Dabner | Principal, Introba

Jamie Dabner has a breadth of experience in all levels of Mechanical Consulting Engineering across multiple Canadian climates. Jamie received LEED accreditation in 2002 and has designed a multitude of low-carbon building typologies. He has contributed to the growth of Introba’s Sustainability Practice by leveraging his hard-won experience to impact a larger number of projects in their formative stages. As a key member of the Canadian Sustainability Leadership team, Jamie is involved in all facets of business and strategic operations. His wide range of experience covers policy projects, sustainability master planning, zero carbon, passive house, living building challenge, well buildings, pre-fabrication, offshore islands, net zero, low energy, closed and open geo-exchange systems, design analytics, renewable energy systems, life cycle cost analysis, design-build, and acting as a prime consultant.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the gaps that arise between mechanical engineers and the wider design team and how teams can deliver Passive House outcomes, more easily.
  • Understand the challenges of integrating a high-performance mechanical design with a high-performance building envelope.
  • Learn about best practices and solutions for mechanical design for cooling, ventilation, and heating.

Passive House Canada is grateful for the support of our event sponsors, Swegon, and GPA Inc. (Gorski, Plener & Associates Inc.).