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 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Breakout Session 11: Detailing Big Buildings

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Moderator: Sandra Rohler

Review of Certified Passive House Details for Commercial Buildings
Peter Barrett, Dörken Systems Inc.
Alejandra Nieto, Rockwool

Designing to Passive House standard with steel studs and mass type assemblies requires increased attention to thermal bridging and air tightness detailing. To assist designers and builders in achieving passive house enclosure targets, working with Passive House Academy and Passive House Institute, a series of certified details and calculations have been developed using stone wool insulation for commercial type buildings. This session will examine thermal-bridge free details for both steel stud and mass wall types, discuss proven thermally efficient insulation attachment methods, and review air tightness strategies using vapour permeable water resistive /air barrier membranes.

A Design Guide for Passive House: Estimating the Efficiency of High Performance Non-combustible Wall Assemblies
Thomas Moore, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

With the combination of multiple cladding products and back-up walls it has become challenging for the PH consultant to estimate the effective thermal resistance of wall assemblies and make informed modeling assumptions early in design. To anticipate the thermal efficiency ‘de-rate’ of non-combustible assemblies and to assist the development of a PHPP a supporting wall guide has been prepared utilizing 3-D heat transfer modeling. This wall guide captures assembly variables such as back-up wall, attachments, shelf angles, and unique thermal bridges. It informs PHPP users with effective thermal efficiency values and helps make Passive House more approachable at scale.

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Peter Barrett

Product & Marketing Manager, Dörken Systems Inc.
Peter Barrett is the Product Manager and Marketing Manager for Dörken Systems Inc., and has been with the company for over 10 years. His involvement with the design community and building materials industry spans over 25 years. Peter holds a BA (Hons.) from Queen’s University and... Read More →
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Thomas Moore

Passive House Consultant and Building Systems Analyst, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
Thomas Moore is a Passive House consultant and Building Systems Analyst at Steven Winter Associates, Inc. He possesses four years of experience in the building science field, and focuses on advanced energy modeling, Passive House design consulting, and building performance analysis... Read More →
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Alejandra Nieto

R&D Project Manager, Rockwool
Alejandra Nieto is the R&D Project Manager at ROCKWOOL North America and a Certified Passive House Consultant. Her role includes conceptualizing and managing applied research and development projects related to advancing the knowledge base of full enclosure performance for industry... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
AA112 - Breakout Lecture Hall