Join us at our PULSE Vancouver event October 18th and hear from the developer, designers, and City about applying the passive house standard to the much anticipated – and beautiful – CURV.
We’ve partnered with the team from CURV to organize a thought-provoking and informative event.
CURV is “a luxury passive house that will stand as a tribute to the city, and a new benchmark for design excellence and environmental achievement worldwide.” Aiming to be the tallest Passive House in the world, CURV marks a new era of innovation in design and construction.
Attend and hear how passive house methodologies will minimize the building’s carbon footprint, and how residents will enjoy living in a climate resilient building that helps to keep them safe and healthy in extreme weather.
The Panel, providing their perspectives and insights, are:
Rick Gregory | Brivia Group
Rick Gregory | P.Eng., Project Director, Brivia Group
Rick is a senior executive with over 30 years of experience in the planning and execution of large complex construction projects. Both private and public sector, his portfolio spans major civil, institutional, resort, hotel, office, retail and residential projects.
Rick has worked managing the design and construction for many projects such as, Minto and 2 of their flagship mixed-use projects in Ottawa and Toronto; a project that has become Dubai’s iconic landmark, the Burj al Arab; Intrawest’s pedestrian-centric village development projects globally; and leading Henson’s team on its landmark 60-storey Passive House tower in Downtown Vancouver and its 9-acre residential development project in West Vancouver. Following the acquisition of these 2 properties by Montreal’s Brivia Group, he has joined their new Vancouver operation as Project Director for CURV and West Vancouver Project.
Sean Pander | City of Vancouver
Sean Pander | P. Eng., Manager of Green & Resilient Buildings, City of Vancouver
Sean is the Manager of Green and Resilient Buildings for the City of Vancouver and is also a member of the BC Energy Step Code Council and the Buildings to Electric B2E Leadership Council, past chair of the Zero Emissions Building Exchange ZEBx, and is a recipient of Canada’s Clean50 award.
Under Sean’s leadership, Vancouver has rapidly transitioned its Building By-Law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from new buildings by over 70% to date and approved changes that will reduce emissions by 90% by 2025. In addition, his team recently had Council approve annual carbon pollution limits for existing commercial buildings that will drive electrification as well requirements to reduce embodied carbon for new commercial and multi-family residential buildings.
Brian Hubbs | RDH Building Science
Brian Hubbs | Managing Principal, RDH Building Science
Brian has over 30 years of experience as a consultant practising exclusively in the field of building science. He has completed hundreds of building enclosure investigations and rehabilitation projects and provided design consulting and construction review of building enclosures for new buildings.
Brian’s experience includes work on both high and low-rise commercial, institutional and residential building projects in many cities and in virtually all climatic regions across Canada and the United States. His extensive experience with a variety of building enclosure systems, components, and materials includes steep and low-slope roofing systems, wall cladding of all types (masonry, EIFS, concrete, metal panel, stucco, wood, vinyl siding, etc.), windows, glazing, glass/metal curtain walls and skylights, as well as below-grade and plaza waterproofing systems.
- Applying Passive House principles to high-rise developments.
- The importance of Passive House in achieving the City of Vancouver’s carbon emission targets.
- Taking architecture beyond the sculptural effect and exploring the high quality and detailed engineering of the Passive House building envelope.