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AIBC*: Up to 12 Core LUs / 4 Core LUs for Golden Horseshoe Tour / 3 Core LUs for York Loop Tour
BC Housing: Up to 12 training hours / 4 training hours for Golden Horseshoe Tour/ 3 training hours for York Loop Tour
PHI: 16 Credit Points - ID: V146_2019_CA
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Thursday, October 17 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Breakout Session 7: Occupant Health & Comfort

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Moderator: Michael Lam

The Application of the Passive House standard to Health Care Facilities: Lessons Learned from a Feasibility Study and a Post Occupancy Evaluation
Ghazal Ebrahimi & Alex Hutton, Fraser Health Authority

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has been looking for ways to build facilities that perform beyond LEED Gold, which is the provincial mandate in BC. As part of this effort, a Passive House feasibility study was conducted for a residential care facility in Vancouver. The results of this study will be discussed and energy, carbon, and cost related findings will be compared with a LEED Gold scenario. The presenters will also explain how a post occupancy evaluation of another of VCH’s Passive House facility helped the organization to recognize other co-benefits of Passive House such as occupants’ health and future climate adaptation.

Panelists: Marianne Touchie, Kady Cowan

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Kady Cowan

Energy Business Partnerships Lead, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
Kady leads the Energy Business Partnerships team at the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) in Ontario. Previously, Kady was Director of Environmental Sustainability Solutions at Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina one of the largest public, not-for-profit hospital... Read More →
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Marianne Touchie

Assistant Professor, Departments of Civil & Mineral Engineering and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
Marianne Touchie joined the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor in July 2016 and is cross-appointed in the Departments of Civil & Mineral Engineering, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering. She completed her BASc (2009) and PhD (2014) in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. Upon completion of her PhD, Marianne became the Building Research Manager at the Toronto Atmospheric Fund and was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto.Dr... Read More →
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Ghazal Ebrahimi

Sustainability Consultant, High Performance Buildings, Fraser Health Authority
Ghazal is a sustainability consultant for high performance buildings at Lower Mainland Facilities Management, a department that manages the facilities of the four health care organizations in Lower Mainland, BC. Ghazal holds a doctoral degree from University of British Columbia (UBC... Read More →
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Alex Hutton

Energy Manager, Fraser Health Authority
Alex is a Professional Engineer with over 18 years of experience in the sustainable building design field. She specializes in sustainability and change management with a focus in the past five years on energy and carbon management within the healthcare sector. She is responsible for... Read More →

Thursday October 17, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
AA112 - Breakout Lecture Hall