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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 10: Advancing High-Performance Standards

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Moderator: Evelyne Bourchard

Advancing Building Standards
Lisa King, City of Toronto
The City of Toronto is part of a cross-Canada movement among cities to advance energy codes and standards in new and existing buildings to make significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. This session will provide an overview of the recent changes in requirements for new construction under the Toronto Green Standard V3, in effect for over one year, and the implied shifts and design implications for the building industry. The session will also highlight how the City plans to tackle emissions from the existing buildings sector. What are some of the emerging trends, challenges and achievements so far? Join the conversation about what you think needs to happen next to advance building standards.

PER Calculation Updates
Neil Norris, Passive House Canada, 
Elena Reyes Bernal, Passive House Institute
Andrew Peel, Peel Passive House
As a greater number of large multi-unit residential projects aim for Passive House Certification, achieving set PER targets can be a challenge. This is especially true for projects with greater occupant density, where appliances, hot water usage and plugs loads are all contained within a smaller treated floor area and where elevators, hallway lighting and other building systems used for normal building operation also need to be factored in. This can create uncertainty as to what types of large residential projects designs can reasonably achieve the PER targets. As such, the Passive House Institute (in collaboration with ZEBx, the City of Vancouver and other partners) are currently developing a new PER target tool to allow for methodical adjustments of the PER targets. This presentation will outline the information behind the PER tool as well as how it can be used in future projects to provide greater assurance that well designed larger multi unit residential buildings can achieve certification.

Exploring Passive House Technologies in the College Sector
Shannon Pirie, School of Architectural Technology at Sheridan College
The rapid pace at which building science evolves provides many opportunities for faculty in the college Architectural Technology sector to expand the boundaries of standard course content. This session will present a unique design-build project that was completed in 2017 at Sheridan College in Mississauga. Beginning with a virtual build that included story-boarding, materials research, and energy calculations, and ending with a day of construction in partnership with our Skilled Trades faculty, students were led on a journey highlighting Passive House methodology. The purpose of this session is to reinforce the relationship between the Passive House community and post-secondary education.

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Elena Reyes Bernal

Researcher, Passive House Institute
Elena Reyes Bernal joined the team of the Passive House Institute in 2016. She does consulting and certification of buildings, coordinates the accreditation of external building certifiers and conducts workshops. She has also participated in international cooperation projects to implement... 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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Lisa King

Senior Policy Planner, City of Toronto
Lisa King is a Senior Policy Planner for the City of Toronto, City Planning Division. As a sustainability practitioner for over 20 years in the public and private sectors, Lisa has worked to integrate sustainability principles into land use and strategic planning, policy and processes... Read More →
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Shannon Pirie

Professor & Research Coordinator, School of Architectural Technology at Sheridan College
Shannon Pirie is a graduate of Carleton (B.Arch) and McGill (M.Arch) Universities, and defended her PhD dissertation on the Idea of Home at l’Université de Montréal in February 2015. In addition to teaching, Shannon is the Research Coordinator for the School of Architectural Technology... Read More →
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Neil Norris

Senior Industry Consultant, Passive House Canada
Neil Norris is a building science engineer with over 9 years of experience in the building industry. Neil has focused on the research of the thermal performance of building envelope systems, including for the Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide, The Low TEDI Guide and numerous... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
HL001 - Breakout Lecture Hall