The program committee is developing an insightful and engaging program for you to enjoy! This event will feature engaging sessions that span the spectrum of knowledge on deep energy retrofits and EnerPHit projects. 

Below are some featured sessions we are excited to announce. Full event program coming soon!

  • Picking up Speed: Canada’s Housing Retrofit Challenge

    The purpose of this session is to be table-setting, framing the context of retrofits today, and the remarkable strides already made across the country. During the post-war boom years, Canada built a significant volume of modern apartment towers in response to rapid urbanization.

    Today, these buildings are the backbone of our affordable rental housing stock – with at least 750,000 Canadian households calling them home. More than half a century into their service life, the need to retrofit and revitalize aging housing has never been more critical.

    This talk will explore the changing policy and financial landscape which is now enabling more transformation of existing housing than ever before; profile three exemplary tower renewal projects across Canada; and outline the challenges and opportunities that remain to tackling housing renewal at scale.

    Presented by:

    Ya’el Santopinto, Tower Renewal Partnership // ERA Architects
    Graeme Stewart, Tower Renewal Partnership // ERA Architects

  • Ottawa Community Housing Net Zero Pre-fabricated Exterior Energy Retrofit

    Canada is facing a housing crisis and a climate crisis. An recently completed Ottawa Community Housing pilot is tackling both these issues with one project using a pre-fabricated exterior energy retrofit to address capital deficiencies and energy performance together while leaving the tenants in place. By retrofitting the existing building with a highly insulated air tight building envelope and replacing natural gas equipment with a heat pumps (furnace, DHWT and HRV), the energy demand of the building can be greatly reduced and made free of GHG emissions. A 34.8kW solar array on the roof generates as much energy annually as the building consumes.

    Presented by:

    Dan Dicaire, Ottawa Community Housing Corporation

Professional Development

Total number of learning hours TBA.

We will be seeking CPD units from the following accrediting bodies:

AIBC Core Learning Units*
BC Housing (HPO)*
PHI*
ALBNL*
AANB*
NSAA*

*Based on live attendance