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 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Breakout Session 13: An exploration of Carbon Friendly Multi Family Projects

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Moderator: Scott Kennedy

Radiance Cohousing – Collaborating to Build Passivhaus in Saskatoon
Michael Nemeth, Bright Buildings

Radiance Cohousing is a 9-unit townhouse-style cohousing development located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Completed in the fall of 2018, it’s is on track to becoming Canada’s first Passivhaus certified cohousing project. Residents worked together to manage the development of their own homes. Sustainability and building community were priorities for the group. This case study will explore the features of the project including:
  • participated in wood-fibre insulation pilot, fastening 28cm of low-embodied carbon rigid insulation onto 2×6 walls insulated with mineral wool (R60)
  • Canadian manufactured Passivhaus-certified windows, oriented for solar gain
  • each unit served by a Passivhaus-certified ERV for constant fresh air. A centralized air-source heat pump system (VRF) provides heating and cooling for all the units.
  • with a compact, multi-family built form, cohousing complements Passivhaus well

Platforms for Life: New Models for Affordable Net Zero Projects
Clayton Blackman, LWPAC
Troy Grant, Standing Stone Developments
Monte Paulsen, RDH Building Science
​​​​Platforms-for-Life is a generative mixed-use urban housing system for sustainable carbon neutral buildings, with a primary focus on affordability while accommodating evolving desires and needs of individuals, families, and communities. It is systematically driven by digital design, customization, adaptation, automation and collaboration.
Corvette Landing is a 12-storey development designed to transition the still low-density Township of Esquimalt BC. Planned and developed as a prefabricated mass-timber hybrid building, it combines a low carbon footprint with a high level of livability and expedited construction.
The presentation will discuss the convergence of design, systems building, Passive House, digitally assisted prefabrication and automation with sound economics.

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Clayton Blackman

Director of Sustainability, Intelligent City & LWPAC
Clayton Blackman is an architect and passive house designer based in Vancouver BC. His expertise lies at the syncline of sustainability, ecological building systems, and building strong communities through design. He has 10 years experience on prefabricated timber applications in... Read More →
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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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Troy Grant

Standing Stone Developments
Troy Grant has over 30 years of experience in the Development and Construction Industry. With project management experience in the Canadian Arm Forces, Strugeon County, Landrex Land Developments and several development companies. He currently is Vice President of Sierra Lane and most... Read More →
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Michael Nemeth

Bright Buildings
Michael Nemeth is a mechanical consulting engineer living in Saskatoon. In 2013, Michael started Bright Buildings to help others build to the Passivhaus standard. Michael and his wife Shannon Dyck are co-founders of Radiance Cohousing, a collaborative, 9-unit housing development designed... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
AA112 - Breakout Lecture Hall