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PASSIVE HOUSE FOR HIGH-RISE – DESIGN STRATEGIES FROM NEW YORK AND SEATTLE
April 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm$50 – $125
Sponsored by AIBC
Passive House is rapidly becoming mainstream lexicon for design professionals. With the implementation of the BC Energy Step Code and Vancouver’s Zero Emission Building Plan, it is no wonder that Passive House has been gaining a lot of attention in this city. While the Passive House standard started with single-family homes, it is now shifting to a form which is very relevant to Vancouver: larger scaled high-rise towers.
This session brings together design professionals from New York and Seattle who have first-hand experience building Passive House on a larger scale. Learn about the challenges and solutions to building to this standard, particularly in larger form buildings, and what needs to happen differently on a Passive House project. Speakers will cover the fundamentals of what systems are critical to cost-optimized building energy efficiency. Multiple case-studies will be discussed, including completed projects and several which are in the planning and construction phase, sharing cost where possible. Come prepared to learn from the practices of design professionals doing high-density Passive House work in New York, Seattle, and other major American cities.
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time: 12 – 2 p.m. (lunch provided)
Location: AIBC, Suite 100, 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Learning Units: 1.5 Core