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Event Series Event Series: Passive House Pattern Language

Passive House Pattern Language

March 2, 2021 @ 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Hosted by ZEBx, this online workshop teaches you how to design and build high-performance apartment buildings at the lowest possible cost.

About this event


“A Pattern Language from Passive House” is an interactive workshop that teaches cost-effective planning and design of affordable, low-emission, mid-rise, multi-unit, wood-framed housing.

This four-part workshop presents design problems common to multi-unit buildings, followed by solutions that have worked in previous high-performance projects. These solutions are organized into “patterns” using a format adapted from A Pattern Language¬†by Christopher Alexander (et al).

The patterns presented in this workshop are drawn from the hundreds of affordable multi-unit buildings constructed to the Passive House standard worldwide, because this is the largest cohort of affordable, low-emission, mid-rise, multi-unit housing. While these solutions are taken from Passive House buildings, they are applicable for residential building design to meet Step 4 of the BC Energy Step Code, as well as multi-unit buildings aiming for similar low-TEDI or not-zero energy standards. Likewise, while this workshop focuses on affordable housing, the patterns apply equally to market- and luxury-housing projects.

Course dates and times

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Tuesday, March 9 2021

Thursday, March 11, 2021

All classes will take place between 9:30am to 12:30pm PST.

Discounts for BC association members

With support from Forestry Innovation Investment, a discount is available for BC-based industry associations. Please contact your association for more information.

Professional development

  • AIBC CL Units: 12
  • BC Housing Informal CPD Points: 10
  • PHI CE Points: 16
  • PIBC CPL Units: 10

More information and registration

Visit the course website.