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Professional Development:

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 8: All in the Family - Part 9 Case Studies 2

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Moderator:  Pamela Doherty

Infill Passive House Design in Toronto - Challenges and Solutions
Melissa Furukawa, Peel Passive House Consulting
Germain Vaisman, Cool Earth Architecture

The density and spread of already established neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area has resulted in a large quantity of sites that may not be ideal for Passive House design. Infill Passive House projects present new challenges to meeting the Passive House Standard. Key among these are optimizing solar heat gains during the winter, planning constraints, and competing client requirements. This session aims to lead a discussion on the challenges and design solutions for infill Passive House design in Toronto via three case study examples.

Eugenia Lake House
Andrew Peel, Peel Passive House Consulting 
William Dewson, Dewson Architects

Eugenia Lake House is a 370 m2 (TFA) Passive House nestled against the shores of beautiful Eugenia Lake in Flesherton, Ontario. This session explores the design challenges and solutions to creating a Passive House that achieves a superior aesthetic and unusual functionality in a demanding climate. Navigating requirements for specific lake views, interconnecting corner sliding doors, a tailored HVAC, a pizza oven, a curved clerestory ceiling and intermittent occupancy required creativity, a fine attention to detail, and a deep commitment to performance. What emerges is a multi-generational home that is a beacon of possibility for the area.

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William Dewson

Principal Architect, Dewson Architects
William Dewson founded Dewson Architects in 1996 with a commitment to design and construct sustainable buildings.  From the beginning, DA’s early projects included harvesting ‘bug kill’ timber for structure and installing photovoltaic and geothermal systems.  With over a dozen... Read More →
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Andrew Peel

Principal, Peel Passive Consulting
Andrew’s primary areas of expertise are in low carbon buildings and renewable energy. His professional and academic experience ranges from consultancy, program management, authoring technical and non-technical articles, course and lecture delivery, and technical research.Andrew... Read More →
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Melissa Furukawa

Peel Passive House Consulting
Melissa is a Passive House Designer and Certifier at Peel Passive House Consulting where she supports the company's certification, consultancy, thermal modelling, and research activities. Melissa completed her Master of Building Science degree at Ryerson University where she learned... Read More →
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Germán Vaisman

Designer and Building Science Specialist, Cool Earth Architecture
German graduated with an architectural degree from the University of Buenos Aires and after working for architectural firms in Argentina, USA and Canada he went back to school to complete a Masters in Building Science at Ryerson University. He specializes in envelope enclosure performance... Read More →

Thursday October 17, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
HL001 - Breakout Lecture Hall