IT’S A WRAP. Thank you to all who participated in PHCC 2019!  

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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
OAA: All participants will receive a certificate of attendance for those requesting & self reporting CEUs 
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Friday, October 18 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Breakout Session 9: Technical Solutions for Multi-Family Buildings

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Moderator: Dan Gronross

Balancing Passive House with OBC in Multi-Residential Buildings
Niall Byrne and Christian Tirona, Toronto Design Studio

This presentation will provide an overview of the MEP system design for a Passive House Multi-Residential Community Housing project in Windsor, ON. Focusing on the system selection rationale and how the Passive House requirements can be integrated with OBC needs as well as the MEP strategies, this presentation will also touch on the challenging plug-load, DHW and occupancy rate considerations for community housing projects and its impact on the primary energy demand requirements of Passive House.

Lessons learned from overheating at a multi-unit Passive House residence in BC

Monte Paulsen, RDH Building Science

Passive House and other high-performance multi-unit buildings are more prone to overheating than single-family residences. This session will review lessons learned after an overheating incident at a multi-unit building in Northern BC: What design errors contributed to the incident, what operator choices contributed to the incident, what steps will be taken to avoid a repeat of the incident.

Free Cooling options for Passive House Multifamily Residential Applications

Hugh Crowther, Swegon

The outstanding thermal performance of a Passive House envelope can cause a multifamily building to require cooling at ambient temperatures as low as 0 C. Introducing mechanical cooling to resolve over heating will make it almost impossible to achieve the energy performance goals for the project when it is considered how many BIN hours there are between 0 and 25C. This program will review current methodologies being used on a range of PH multifamily projects to achieve free cooling by leveraging the ventilation system and apartment control systems. Integrating free cooling with mechanical air conditioning will also be discussed including control algorithms.

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Monte Paulsen

Associate, Passive House Specialist, RDH Building Science
Monte Paulsen is among Canada’s most experienced Passive House professionals. He leads a multi-city Passive House team that has consulted to or certified more than 70 projects – totaling four million square feet – including homes, offices, affordable mid-rise and luxury hig... Read More →
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Hugh Crowther

Vice President, Engineering, Swegon
Hugh has over 30 years’ experience in the application, design and commissioning of applied HVAC systems and is an expert on large HVAC system design, high performance buildings and sustainable buildings. He has lectured on system design all over the world. Hugh is a Professional... Read More →
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Niall Byrne

Associate, Integral Group – Toronto Design Studio
Recognizing the importance of integrated and sustainable design in the built environment, Niall brings a broad understanding of building envelope systems to each project. Passionate about improving building performance, Niall’s approach is rooted in the philosophy that passive and... Read More →
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Christian Tirona

Mechanical Designer, Integral Group – Toronto Design Studio
Christian is experienced in managing project timelines and responding to technical and financial queries related to a project. He has an invaluable amount of expertise working on a wide variety of commercial, industrial, and institutional projects. Christian’s experience and knowledge... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
AA112 - Breakout Lecture Hall