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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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Wednesday, October 16
 

5:30pm

PBC Presents: Welcome Cocktails for The Passive House Canada Conference 2019
This is a separate ticketed event - register here.

Thank you to the event sponsor Vetta Building Technologies!


Wednesday October 16, 2019 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Westin Prince Hotel 900 York Mills Road, North York Toronto, Ontario M3B 3H2
 
Thursday, October 17
 

7:30am

Registration & Networking Breakfast in Solutions Centre Expo
Thursday October 17, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am
Highland Hall Event Centre University of Toronto Scarborough 1265 Military Trail Scarborough, ON

8:30am

Conference Kick-Off!
Speakers
avatar for Lloyd Alter

Lloyd Alter

Design Editor, TreeHugger
Lloyd Alter is design editor of TreeHugger. He has been an architect, developer, inventor and prefab entrepreneur. He has contributed The Guardian, Azure and Corporate Knights magazines, and is Adjunct Professor teaching sustainable design at Ryerson University School of Interior... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
AC223 - Plenary Session Lecture Theater

9:00am

Opening Feature: Passive House on a Large Scale - Applying Lessons Learned
Passive House on a Large Scale - Applying Lessons Learned
Lois Arena, Steven Winter Associates and Deborah Moelis, Handel Architects
At 26 stories and 270,000 sq. ft. The House at Cornell Tech in New York City is one of the largest Passive House buildings in the world. The lessons learned from this project are now being applied on an even larger scale: Sendero Verde, in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood takes the principles of market rate multifamily Passive House design and squeezes the budget to meet low-income housing, as per New York City Housing Preservation & Development standards.

When complete, Sendero will be the largest PH building in the world and a model for all to follow, showing that deep sustainable design is possible and affordable.

The talk will explore the design and completion of The House and how lessons learned are being applied to a mixed-use, 100% affordable housing project. Deborah and Lois will explore some of the obstacles that have been overcome to implement PH at such scales and compare and contrast the 352-unit market-rate tower, completed and certified, with the 699-unit affordable housing Sendero Verde project, soon to start construction.

Speakers
avatar for Lois Arena

Lois Arena

Director of Passive House Services, Steven Winter Associates
Lois Arena, Director of Passive House Services at Steven Winter Associates, Inc., possesses over 25 years experience in the building science field and has extensive experience with new and existing buildings.  Lois holds both US and international Passive House consultant certifications... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Moelis

Deborah Moelis

Principal, Handel Architects
Deborah Moelis, AIA CPHD, is a Principal and a founding member of Handel Architects, and a licensed Architect in New York and California, and a Certified Passive House Designer. Ms. Moelis has lectured extensively on the principles of Passive House design in various locations and... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
AC223 - Plenary Session Lecture Theater

10:00am

Networking Break & Exhibits - Solutions Centre Expo
Thursday October 17, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am
Highland Hall Event Centre University of Toronto Scarborough 1265 Military Trail Scarborough, ON

10:15am

Breakout Session 1: PH On Campus - Part 3 Case Studies
Moderator: Cillian Collins

University of Victoria Student Housing and Dining Project: A Case Study in Large-scale Passive House Design
David Adams, University of Victoria
Kaz Bremner, Perkins + Will
Chris Doel, Integral Group
Marine Sanchez, RDH Building Science

With a deep commitment to climate action and greenhouse gas mitigation, the University of Victoria has directed that its new 782-bed student housing and dining project be designed to the Passive House standard. Realizing this level of performance requires focus, creativity, and constant evaluation of performance measures. The Residence is among the few projects aiming to achieve Passive House certification with a fully equipped commercial kitchen. The project consists of two buildings including a 600-seat dining hall, a commercial kitchen (8,700 meals/day), meeting spaces and academic classrooms. The design adopts a wide range of measures to reduce the high-energy intensity embedded with the kitchen operation, including high-efficiency ventilation design, kitchen layout optimization and utilization of waste heat sources. Join Marine and Kaz in this conference session and gain practical guidance on how to incorporate energy-efficient measures into large buildings and how some challenges are not a barrier to delivering PH buildings.

Case Study: Leading by Example: Humber College Building Nx Retrofit
Holly Jordan, B+H Architects
Steven Murray, Morrison Hershfield
Rui Raposo, Humber College

Building Nx is undergoing a deep energy retrofit at Humber College’s North Campus. The retrofitted 1980’s building, a 5-storey office space for faculty, is registered for both Passive House EnerPHit and Net Zero Carbon Building – Design certifications. The scope of the project included a complete upgrade of the existing glass block and insulated metal panel system and replacement of existing mechanical and electrical systems for an ultrahigh-performance envelope and energy efficient BAS. Project representatives (architect, building envelope specialist, and owner) will discuss design, technical performance, and owner experience to provide a comprehensive understanding of the Passive House EnerPHit achievement.

Passive House Premium Erne Campus: Inspiring the Future of Education 
Barry McCarron, South West College

​​​​South West College (SWC) is delighted to present the development of our new college campus on the site of the old Erne Hospital located in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The building is currently in the construction stage and has progressed significantly since works began on site in April 2018. This new 7,025m2 (TFA) further education college campus building is specified to the Passive House Premium standard. The existing campus building (8,898m2) which uses 152 kWh/m2/year and used 100,000L of heating oil in 2017 at a cost of ~£55,000.00 pounds. This new building represents a 97% reduction in energy, which will equate to ~£52,000 per year in heating savings. This new campus building from South West College represents an excellent demonstration of a proactive approach to energy efficient building design against the backdrop of the imperative for zero energy buildings.

Speakers
avatar for Kaz Bremner

Kaz Bremner

Project Manager, Perkins + Will
An architect with Perkins+Will"s Vancouver studio, Kaz Bremner has a portfolio of work across a variety of project types, including commercial office towers, mixed-use residential, post-secondary education, and recreational projects.As Project Manager for the University of Victoria... Read More →
avatar for Chris Doel

Chris Doel

Principal, Integral Group
For over 15 years, Chris has been passionately working with clients to deliver cost-effective and sustainable mechanical engineering solutions. Chris" areas of expertise include detailed mechanical system design of high performance buildings, and neighbourhood energy master planning... Read More →
avatar for David Adams

David Adams

Energy Manager, University of Victoria
David Adams has been working as the University of Victoria Energy Manager for 4 years. A certified energy manager, his role is to develop and execute the campus Strategic Energy Master Plan, which involves implementing energy and greenhouse gas conversation projects, enhancing the... Read More →
avatar for Marine Sanchez

Marine Sanchez

Passive House Specialist, RDH Building Science
Being part of Canada’s highly experienced Passive House professionals circle, Marine leads RDH’s Passive House consulting services in Eastern Canada. She is one of the few PHI-accredited Building Certifiers in the country and joined RDH’s specialist Passive House team to focus... Read More →
avatar for Rui Raposo

Rui Raposo

Project Manager, Humber College
Rui Raposo, Project Manager with Humber College, is an Architect with expertise in Building Science. Rui is LEED Green Associate certified and holds a Master’s degree from IST- Portugal in Architecture. His research was based on retrofitting houses to more energy efficient buildings... Read More →
avatar for Steven Murray

Steven Murray

Director, Building Science, Morrison Hershfield
Steve is a Senior Building Science Specialist in the Building Specialty Services group. He has broad professional experience in condition assessment, investigation of building envelope failures, rehabilitation design, structural repair, construction documentation, contract administration... Read More →
avatar for Holly Jordan

Holly Jordan

Senior Project Manager, Principal, B+H Architects
Holly Jordan joined B+H in 2011 and has nearly twenty years of experience in the field. She is the former Vice-Chair on the Canada Green Building Council – the Greater Toronto Chapter (CaGBC-GTC) Leadership Board and former Chair of its Toronto-based Advocacy Committee. She also... Read More →
avatar for Barry McCarron

Barry McCarron

Senior Business Development Officer, South West College
Barry Mc Carron is the Senior Business Development Officer for South West College Innotech Centre. A key part of this role includes the reasonability for the award winning CREST (Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies) Pavilion at South West College in Northern Ireland.Barry... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
AA112 - Breakout Lecture Hall

10:15am

Breakout Session 2: Technical Solutions for Part 9 Buildings
Moderator: Mark Ashby

It Starts with Design
Michael Ingui, Baxt Ingui Architects

We really did learn (and then forgot) most of this in school. Passive House brings it all back and quickly. The essential lesson of shading – siting the house properly – considering how you will service the building – how a few key decisions make all of the difference in the world.
We are a design firm that has bends Passive House to fit our needs only to realize that if we started with the Passive House Consultants early (Pre-SD) that what we learned set our designs free.
No turning back – no do overs – cleaner – easier spaces – worked out and tested so we have the confidence to design better spaces with more ease. The first time!

Schematic Design : Setting up for Success
Lukas Armstrong, Cover Architectural Collaborative Inc.

Achieving PH certification requires consideration of PH strategies from the very start. However, the schematic design must be completed before the first PHPP file can be built. Often the initial PHPP model reveals significant design issues, leading to costly rework and client frustration. This seminar will walk through a number of critical conversations and decisions that can help avoid significant redesign at the end of schematic design. During the seminar we will go through an abridged schematic process for a typical single family home, and review the schematic design process for an existing part 9 and part 3 case study.

Simplified Certification Pilot for Single Family Homes
Cameron Laidlaw, Peel Passive House Consulting
Neil Norris, Passive House Canada
Chris Petit, Regenerative Design

This session will discuss a simplified certification methodology for single family Passive homes with several North American certifiers and PHI representative.

Speakers
avatar for Neil Norris

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 →
CP

Chris Petit

Principal, Regenerative Design
avatar for Cameron Laidlaw

Cameron Laidlaw

Peel Passive House Consulting
Cameron comes from a background in energy efficient design and construction. Having completed a Master of Building Science degree, he brings this knowledge to bear in helping to deliver projects that meet the Passive House standard.​At Peel Passive House, Cameron works on both certification... Read More →
avatar for Michael Ingui

Michael Ingui

Baxt Ingui Architects
Baxt Ingui has brought a high level of design to Passive House through many award-winning projects in the NYC area, creating beautiful homes that are Passive Certified, LEED certified, and NetZero. Baxt Ingui has completed over 7 passive houses including the first Landmark approved... Read More →
avatar for Lukas Armstrong

Lukas Armstrong

Principal, Cover Architectural Collaborative Inc.
Lukas is an Architect and Principal at Cover Architecture in Nelson BC. With degrees in Industrial Design and Architecture, Lukas applies a comprehensive set of skills to projects of any scale.Lukas is responsible for the first Certified Multi-family dwelling in Canada, a certified... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
HL001 - Breakout Lecture Hall

11:45am

Networking Lunch & Exhibits - Solutions Centre Expo
Thursday October 17, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Highland Hall Event Centre University of Toronto Scarborough 1265 Military Trail Scarborough, ON

12:45pm

Breakout Session 3: Technical Solutions for Part 3 Buildings
Moderator: Marine Sanchez

Functional Space Programming to PHPP with BIM
Kelly Fisher, Kearns Mancini Architects

Through the implementation of BIM for all aspects of project work, from Schematic Design to Passive House Energy modeling, efficiencies to the design process can be achieved.

Working alongside an iterative design development process, allows designers to understand and evaluate the impact design changes can have, as they relate to PHPP Verification. Through the creation of Passive House BIM Content used to quantify and report data for PHPP inputs, significant efficiencies can be made in data collection and entry which is favorable for quick design decisions and energy analysis to be evaluated prior to full Architectural design revision and cost analysis.

Factory assembly: the new way to build PH Assemblies 
Deborah Byrne, Kearns Mancini Architects
Joshua Fede, Coreslab Structure 
Irene Rivera, Kearns Mancini Architects 

The YWCA Project is the first mid-rise precast Passive House building in Canada. The concrete precast panels offer an affordable solution that in one envelope achieves air tightness and continuous insulation. This eliminates the need for multiple trades, reducing the time on site and allows for higher quality finish by manufacturing most of the major building components off site. Factory assembly buildings can be the future of PH envelopes. However, in order to succeed, all the members of the team need to be involved and work together from the beginning.

Speakers
avatar for Irene Rivera

Irene Rivera

Architect, Kearns Mancini Architects
Irene joined Kearns Mancini in November 2017. Irene holds a Masters degree in architecture and urbanism from Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona where she focused on high efficiency architecture and Passive House systems. During her degree she studied abroad in Venice... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Fede

Joshua Fede

Coreslab Structures
Graduated from McMaster University in 2016 and began working for Coreslab Structures as a Technical Sales Consultant. Outside of my day to day responsibilities, my goal for the last 3 years has been to steer Coreslab into the forefront of technology and innovation within our industry... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Byrne

Deborah Byrne

COO, Director of Passive House Design, Kearns Mancini Architects
Chartered Engineer, Ireland, a certified Passive House Designer, 2010 and a certified Passive House Trainer, 2012. Deborah was the Founding Director of Passive House Association, Ireland, Founding Director Ontario PH Group, Board Representative North American Passive House Network... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Fisher

Kelly Fisher

Director of BIM and Building Performance, Kearns Mancini Architects
Kelly is a vital member of Kearns Mancini’s BIM Standards & Passive House Teams. Having started her career in the construction industry as a millworker, allowed her to develop a keen eye for detail, in particular millwork components and construction. As Director of BIM and Building... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
AA112 - Breakout Lecture Hall

12:45pm

Breakout Session 4: It's All in the Details - Part 9 Technical
Moderator: Erika Mayer & Duncan Patterson

Detailing Your Passive House Envelope
Jeremy Clarke, Simple Life Homes
Jonathan Kearns, Kearns Mancini Architects Inc.
Ed Marion, Passive House Ontario
Terrell Wong, Stone's Throw Design & Passive Buildings Canada


Those who have designed and built to Passive House standard are well acquainted with the devil in the details. Passive House construction can be highly technical but there are also ways in which passive house construction techniques can be simplified and adopted into common practice. This session will feature a moderated conversation on the top considerations in detailing amongst peers working in the GTA, including a panelized builder, a PH consultant, and two architects. The panel members will discuss their approaches to successfully implement design detailing into construction and provide their insights for best practices on several common Passive House construction scenarios, with an opportunity for audience members to also bring their own high level detailing questions.

Speakers
avatar for Duncan Patterson

Duncan Patterson

Legalett Canada & Duncan Patterson Architecture
Duncan Patterson is the principal at Duncan Patterson Architecture, a Toronto practice specializing in high-performance homes.Duncan's interest in high-efficiency building techniques led him to become the GTA representative for Legalett Canada, a building products company focused... Read More →
avatar for Ed Marion

Ed Marion

Passive House Ontario
Ed Marion is a Passive House Consultant and former builder based out of Oakville, Ontario. Ed spent most of the 2000s working in custom home construction and renovation. During this time he developed a growing awareness that current building practices were not sustainable.  Ed received... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Kearns

Jonathan Kearns

Director & Founding Principal, Kearns Mancini Architects Inc.
Jonathan Kearns is a Director and Founding Principal of Kearns Mancini Architects Inc (KMAI). Born in Ireland, he graduated from the National University School of Architecture in 1974. As the firm"s creative leader, Jonathan has led the firm"s major institutional, community, and award-winning... Read More →
avatar for Erika Mayer

Erika Mayer

475 Building Supply & Passive Buildings Canada
Erika is a product consultant for 475 High Performance Building Supply in Ontario and Quebec. With a background in architecture, Erika has been working in high performance buildings for over 15 years. She's excited about getting more people to build better buildings and is always... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Clarke

Jeremy Clarke

Founder, Simple Life Homes
Jeremy is the founder of Simple Life Homes. An avid environmentalist With a passion for building, Jeremy’s efforts are spent working to reduce carbon emissions by providing solutions for the building industry. It was a natural fit to steer his efforts towards the current business... Read More →
avatar for Terrell Wong

Terrell Wong

Stone's Throw Design & Passive Buildings Canada
Terrell Wong is an architect with over 25 years experience.  Her passion for the environment and design has greatly influenced her career.  In 2006, Terrell lead the winning team to the National Archetype Sustainable House Award.  Their Building Blocks modular home concept was... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
HL001 - Breakout Lecture Hall

1:45pm

Networking Break & Exhibits - Solutions Centre Expo
Thursday October 17, 2019 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Highland Hall Event Centre University of Toronto Scarborough 1265 Military Trail Scarborough, ON

2:00pm

Breakout Session 5: EnerPHit Towers - Case Studies
Moderator: Andrew Peel

Riverside Tower Retrofit
Andrew Peel, Peel Passive Consulting

The 255 Riverside Drive Tower retrofit is North America’s first live-in tower EnerPHit project. The challenges of meeting EnerPHit on a large building are compounded by residents staying during construction work. Learn how the team has approached the design and construction to reimagine what’s possible in retrofitting an existing tower.

Market Transformation - Kickstarting Large-Scale EnerPHit Projects in Ontario (Ken Soble Tower) 
Ya'el Santopinto, ERA Architects
Cara Sloat, Reinbold Engineering Group
Graeme Stewart, ERA Architects

Chris Van Dongen, Entuitive Corporation
Joshua Vanwyck, JMV Consulting


Using the 500 MacNab Tower Renewal EnerPHit project as a case study, this session will examine considerations related to: design; approvals; procurement; and construction as compared to a traditional retrofit. Panelists will include the Architect, Passive House Consultant, Mechanical Engineer and Construction Manager. Since large-scale EnerPHit projects are still uncommon in the Ontario market, this session will outline learnings, challenges and recommendations to aid building owners, design teams and constructors in engaging in EnerPHit projects in Ontario.

Canada's Largest EnerPHit Study: Twin Towers, North Vancouver, BC
Jeff Clarke-Janzen and Ben Mills, HiH Energy

If implemented, Twin Towers in North Vancouver would be the world’s largest multifamily EnerPHit project (combined 26 stories and TFA of 9,760 m2). HiH Energy and Morrison Hershfield performed a feasibility study for BC Housing & Affordable Housing to outline a retrofit pathway to meet EnerPHit requirements as well as complete operational de-carbonization. At 42 years of age, the envelope components require attention and mechanical systems are end of life. HiH will discuss the approach to this challenging problem, results (including 3rd party costing) and recommendations to assist other groups to get the most out of their EnerPHit project.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Van Dongen

Chris Van Dongen

Associate, Entuitive Corporation
Chris is a LEED-accredited professional with a specialty in Building Science. He brings his 11 years of sustainable design expertise to a wide range of work in the institutional, residential and commercial sectors, with a focus on roofing and building envelope renewal. He has participated... Read More →
avatar for Ya’el Santopinto

Ya’el Santopinto

Director of Research & Partnerships, Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal | ERA Architects
Ya’el Santopinto OAA MRAIC is the Director of Research and Partnerships at the Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal (CUG+R), a non-profit organization advocating for supportive policy frameworks around the preservation of Canada’s affordable apartment housing supply. In this role... Read More →
avatar for Graeme Stewart

Graeme Stewart

Principal, Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal | ERA Architects
Graeme Stewart OAA MRAIC CIP RPP CAHP is a Toronto based architect and urban planner. Graeme is a principal with ERA Architects, where he has contributed to many of the Toronto region’s leading urban design, cultural planning, and revitalization projects.Graeme is also a founding... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Vanwyck

Joshua Vanwyck

Owner, JMV Consulting
Joshua Monk Vanwyck brings over 10 years of building science, sustainable building design, facilitation and retrofit experience to each of his projects.With experience in academic, institutional, residential and public buildings across Canada, the USA, France, Germany, Switzerland... Read More →
avatar for Cara Sloat

Cara Sloat

Associate, Reinbold Engineering Group
Cara Sloat is a Toronto-based mechanical engineer who brings more than 17 years of mechanical design experience to her clients and their projects.  Having started her career building low-energy homes across Ontario, she has focused on design for multi-unit residential and retail... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Peel

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 →
avatar for Ben Mills

Ben Mills

Principal, HiH Energy
Ben Mills is a Professional Mechanical Engineer who has provided design and project management services on projects from First Nations community centres to hospitals and university buildings. He is a Certified Energy Manager, Certified Passive House Designer, LEED Accredited Professional... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Clarke-Janzen

Jeff Clarke-Janzen

Energy Operations Manager, HiH Energy
Jeff Clarke-Janzen is an Energy Operations Manager who provides on-site energy assessment management as well as delivering Passive House energy modeling through PHPP. He is a certified Passive House Designer & Tradesperson and a graduate of UBC’s Wood Products Processing Program... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
AA112 - Breakout Lecture Hall

2:00pm

Breakout Session 6: All in the Family - Part 9 Case Studies 1
Moderator: Chris Hill

The Pretty River Passive House – Challenges and Solutions
David Hill, Builder & Homeowner

When designing and building a Passive house for the first time there are several challenges that you may be faced with. This presentation brings the audience through the life of the successful Pretty River project, with detailed photos of every stage of the build, along with highlighting the challenges faced when it comes to achieving the rigorous Passive House standard. Having been heavily involved in both the design and construction of the building, homeowner David Hill is the perfect candidate to discuss the dos and don’ts when taking on a project such as this.

Re(de)fining affordability: a PEI Passive House case study
Lorrie Rand, Habit Studio Inc., Passive Buildings Canada

House 7 is a modest, 2 storey, single family home, constructed in rural PEI in 2018 by Trout River Homes. As Trout River Homes' seventh Passive House, the details and construction methods were informed by their experiences on preceding projects. House 7 meets PHI targets but is not a certified project. After construction a SEEFAR case study was done by SRP Canada, analyzing the total cost of home ownership of the house, compared with the same design built to code minimum. Technical details, economic data and projections will be shared by the designer and energy modeler.

Passive House on Reserve
Crystal Sedore, Yale First Nation

Yale First Nation completed 2 certified Passive buildings in 2017 in partnership with Metric Modular. There was a severe housing crisis that needed to be addressed in a hurry. Our tenants are all lower income and our existing homes on reserve were costing up to $800/month to heat. We had to do something fast!

Speakers
avatar for Lorrie Rand

Lorrie Rand

Design Partner, Habit Studio Inc. / Passive Buildings Canada
Lorrie Rand is co-founder of Habit Studio, a Halifax NS design practice focused on the design of sustainable houses that nurture the senses. Her work integrates principles from the Passive House Standard and Biophilic design principles for exceptional occupant comfort and health... Read More →
avatar for Crystal Sedore

Crystal Sedore

Housing Manager, Yale First Nation
Crystal Sedore is the Housing Manager for Yale First Nation in Hope, British Columbia. She has been working for and on behalf of local First Nations for over 20 years.In partnership with Metric Modular, a modular home construction company located nearby in Agassiz, BC, a 6-plex and... Read More →
avatar for David Hill

David Hill

Builder, Passive House Canada
Independent, real estate and venture capital experience. Interests include: environmental issues, building, sailing, and outdoor adventure.


Thursday October 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HL001 - Breakout Lecture Hall

2:00pm

Build it Right, Build it Tight - Hands-On Detailing Workshop
*TICKETS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS SESSION*
Lessons learned from building to high levels of air-tightness for over a decade, tips & tricks for success during planning and construction. The audience will learn hands-on some membrane & tape installation skills during the session.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Matthews

Jesse Matthews

Carpenter, Fourth Pig Green & Natural Construction
Jesse Matthews has over 15 years of hands-on experience in residential construction, renovation, and retrofits. After completing a series of conventional construction projects, Jesse deepened his knowledge with successful completion of the Construction Engineering Technician Program... Read More →
avatar for Marcel Studer

Marcel Studer

Principal, Econ Group Ltd.
Marcel is a Principal of Econ Group Ltd, a Vancouver based construction firm with a strong focus on modern, high quality architecture designed to the International Passive House Standard. Holding a Masters Degree in Architecture from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HL010 - Classroom Workshop

3:30pm

Networking Break & Exhibits - Solutions Centre Expo
Thursday October 17, 2019 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Highland Hall Event Centre University of Toronto Scarborough 1265 Military Trail Scarborough, ON

3:45pm

Breakout Session 7: Occupant Health & Comfort
Moderator: Michael Lam

The Application of the Passive House standard to Health Care Facilities: Lessons Learned from a Feasibility Study and a Post Occupancy Evaluation
Ghazal Ebrahimi & Alex Hutton, Fraser Health Authority

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has been looking for ways to build facilities that perform beyond LEED Gold, which is the provincial mandate in BC. As part of this effort, a Passive House feasibility study was conducted for a residential care facility in Vancouver. The results of this study will be discussed and energy, carbon, and cost related findings will be compared with a LEED Gold scenario. The presenters will also explain how a post occupancy evaluation of another of VCH’s Passive House facility helped the organization to recognize other co-benefits of Passive House such as occupants’ health and future climate adaptation.

Panelists: Marianne Touchie, Kady Cowan

Speakers
avatar for Kady Cowan

Kady Cowan

Energy Business Partnerships Lead, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
Kady leads the Energy Business Partnerships team at the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) in Ontario. Previously, Kady was Director of Environmental Sustainability Solutions at Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina one of the largest public, not-for-profit hospital... Read More →
avatar for Marianne Touchie

Marianne Touchie

Assistant Professor, Departments of Civil & Mineral Engineering and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
Marianne Touchie joined the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor in July 2016 and is cross-appointed in the Departments of Civil & Mineral Engineering, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering. She completed her BASc (2009) and PhD (2014) in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. Upon completion of her PhD, Marianne became the Building Research Manager at the Toronto Atmospheric Fund and was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto.Dr... Read More →
avatar for Ghazal Ebrahimi

Ghazal Ebrahimi

Sustainability Consultant, High Performance Buildings, Fraser Health Authority
Ghazal is a sustainability consultant for high performance buildings at Lower Mainland Facilities Management, a department that manages the facilities of the four health care organizations in Lower Mainland, BC. Ghazal holds a doctoral degree from University of British Columbia (UBC... Read More →
avatar for Alex Hutton

Alex Hutton

Energy Manager, Fraser Health Authority
Alex is a Professional Engineer with over 18 years of experience in the sustainable building design field. She specializes in sustainability and change management with a focus in the past five years on energy and carbon management within the healthcare sector. She is responsible for... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
AA112 - Breakout Lecture Hall

3:45pm

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

Speakers
avatar for William Dewson

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 →
avatar for Andrew Peel

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 →
avatar for Melissa Furukawa

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
HL001 - Breakout Lecture Hall

5:00pm

Certification Ceremony & Networking Reception in Solutions Centre Expo
A celebration of market transformation! There are numerous components that have been recently certified by the Passive House Institute - come and hear about them at the reception. In addition, you will hear about recently certified Passive House projects!

Thursday October 17, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Highland Hall Event Centre University of Toronto Scarborough 1265 Military Trail Scarborough, ON
 
Friday, October 18
 

7:30am

Registration & Networking Breakfast in Solutions Centre Expo
Friday October 18, 2019 7:30am - 8:15am
Highland Hall Event Centre University of Toronto Scarborough 1265 Military Trail Scarborough, ON

8:15am

9:00am

Be Smart - Build Smart
Moderator: Jenny McMinn

Be Smart - Build Smart
Christian Cianfrone, Zero Emissions Buildings Exchange (ZEBx), Executive Director
Zachary May, Director, Building Codes & Standards, Province of British Columbia 
Richard Yancey, Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex), Executive Director

Zachary May developed and introduced the BC Energy Step Code - providing a roadmap in the code to Net Zero Energy Ready buildings by 2032. Fostering innovation, industry knowledge and capacity building is critical to the successful advancement of low-energy building construction. For a particular construction market, these objectives can be greatly accelerated through the creation of Building Centres of Excellence. Christian Cianfrone, Executive Director of The Zero-Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx, Vancouver) and Richard Yancey, the Executive Director of the Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex, New York), along with Zachary, will discuss the important role Centres of Excellence can play to support policy making and market transformation for low-energy construction.

Speakers
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Jenny McMinn

Managing Director, Urban Equation
As Managing Director of Urban Equation, Jenny leads the Real Estate and Sustainability consulting practice. Prior to joining Urban Equation, for nearly a decade at Halsall Associates (now WSP), Jenny led design teams, municipalities and building owners in the creation of award winning... Read More →
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Zachary May

Director of Building Codes and Standards, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Province of British Columbia
Zac joined the Building and Safety Standards Branch in May 2012 as Codes Administrator. Today, in his role as Director, Building Codes & Standards, Zac focusses on leading and advising project groups, and developing and drafting technical regulations and policies related to the BC... Read More →
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Richard Yancey

Executive Director, Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex)
Richard C. Yancey, FAIA, LEED AP, is the founding Executive Director of the Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) a nonprofit center of excellence that accelerates the transition to healthy, comfortable and energy efficient buildings by serving as a resource and trusted expert to the building... Read More →
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Christian Cianfrone

Executive Director, Zero Emissions Buildings Exchange (ZEBx)
Prior to joining ZEBx as its first Executive Director, Christian spent 13 years as a building energy consultant, working on hundreds of high performance projects, developing progressive energy policy, and researching and presenting emerging and innovative content across North America... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
AC223 - Plenary Session Lecture Theater

10:00am

Networking Break & Exhibits - Solutions Centre Expo
Friday October 18, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am
Highland Hall Event Centre University of Toronto Scarborough 1265 Military Trail Scarborough, ON

10:15am

Breakout Session 9: Technical Solutions for Multi-Family Buildings
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.

Speakers
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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
AA112 - Breakout Lecture Hall

10:15am

Breakout Session 10: Advancing High-Performance Standards
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.

Speakers
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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
HL001 - Breakout Lecture Hall

11:45am

Networking Lunch & Exhibits - Solutions Centre Expo
Friday October 18, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Highland Hall Event Centre University of Toronto Scarborough 1265 Military Trail Scarborough, ON

12:45pm

Breakout Session 11: Detailing Big Buildings
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.

Speakers
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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
AA112 - Breakout Lecture Hall

12:45pm

Breakout 12: Building for the Future
Moderator: Ted Kesik

Embodied carbon and real zero carbon building
Chris Magwood, Endeavour Centre

If we are attempting to prevent runaway climate change, our buildings must strike a balance between embodied carbon emissions – created during the harvesting and manufacturing of materials – and operational emissions. There's a lot to consider, including the carbon intensity of the fuel source, the carbon intensity of the materials and the operational efficiency. This presentation compares multiple scenarios for the same four-story, eight-unit residential building, and shows how the same building can either be a climate change driver or a climate change cure by striking the right carbon balance at the design stage.

Resilience Planning in Passive House Design
Alexander Hay, Risk, Resilience & Security Planner, Southern Harbour
Bala Gnanam, Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Toronto Area (BOMA Toronto)


The combination of Passive House with resilience planning allows one to realise far greater benefit than their sum. To be sustainable, you must be resilient. A high performance envelope enables resilience by buying time when resources are most critical during an event. Conversely, resilience planning identifies what design arrangements are required where to what purpose. High performance in practice is realized through a synergy of resilience planning and building/ envelope design.

Speakers
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Alexander Hay

Risk, Resilience & Security Planner, Southern Harbour
Founding Principal of Southern Harbour Ltd, based in Toronto, Alec was previously the Resilience & Security leader at DIALOG, before which he served 25 years in the British Royal Engineers. A graduate of the University of Edinburgh, the Royal School of Military Engineering and the... Read More →
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Bala Gnanam

Vice President of Energy, Environment & Strategic Partnerships, Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Toronto Area
Bala Gnanam is the VP – Energy, Environment & Strategic Partnerships with the Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Toronto Area (BOMA Toronto). He is responsible for managing and facilitating the development and delivery of educational contents, programs, and initiatives... Read More →
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Ted Kesik

Professor of Building Science, University of Toronto
Ted Kesik is a professor of building science in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto with a career focus on the integration of professional practice, research and teaching. He entered the construction industry in 1974 and has... Read More →
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Chris Magwood

Director, Endeavour Centre
Chris Magwood is obsessed with making the best, most energy efficient, carbon sequestering, healthy, beautiful and inspiring buildings. Chris is currently the executive director of The Endeavour Centre, a not-for-profit sustainable building school in Peterborough, Ontario.Chris has... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
HL001 - Breakout Lecture Hall

1:45pm

Networking Break & Exhibits - Solutions Centre Expo
Friday October 18, 2019 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Highland Hall Event Centre University of Toronto Scarborough 1265 Military Trail Scarborough, ON

2:00pm

Breakout Session 13: An exploration of Carbon Friendly Multi Family Projects
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.

Speakers
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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
AA112 - Breakout Lecture Hall

2:00pm

Breakout Session 14: Making it Happen - Moving procurement forward
Moderator: Deborah Byrne

Streetsville Library : A Feasibility Study 
Shalini Srivastava-Modi, City of Mississauga

The City of Mississauga targets to achieve massive Corporate GHG reduction by 2050. In order to keep working towards this goal, several projects are being evaluated; one of those was the feasibility of retrofitting Streetsville Library, a standalone building, to EnerPHIT standards and eventually Net-Zero by installing solar panels on the site.
This paper presents the entire process of this undertaking and explains why this Feasibility Study was not deemed successful. The discussion focuses on road blocks and lessons to be learnt to work with the vast pool of existing municipal buildings that are inefficient.

IPD Integrated Project Delivery as a procurement model for Passive House Project
Joseph Day, EllisDon Corporation
Nigel Tai, Diamond Schmitt

Passive House projects are a result of carefully engineered design (consultant input) executed with high-quality site control (constructor input). Collaboration between the two-halves of our industry is fundamental.
IPD, a new project procurement model in Canada, is an inclusive process where all disciplines work as one, creating faster delivery times, lower costs, and a more enjoyable process for the entire team, including the owner. It aligns with the necessary components to a successful PH project:

  • Front end engineering design;
  • Early trade input and constructability review;
  • High-quality construction;
  • Collaborative environment of learning and innovation;
  • Deep understanding of project objectives across disciplines

Speakers
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Deborah Byrne

COO, Director of Passive House Design, Kearns Mancini Architects
Chartered Engineer, Ireland, a certified Passive House Designer, 2010 and a certified Passive House Trainer, 2012. Deborah was the Founding Director of Passive House Association, Ireland, Founding Director Ontario PH Group, Board Representative North American Passive House Network... Read More →
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Nigel Tai

Senior Associate, Diamond Schmitt Architects
Nigel Tai is a Senior Associate with Diamond Schmitt Architects. He is a licensed member of the Ontario Association of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, a Certified Passive House Designer, a LEED Accredited Professional and a LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt Certified... Read More →
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Joseph Day

Senior Project Manager, Buildings Division, EllisDon Corporation
Joseph Day is a Senior Project Manager in the Buildings Division of EllisDon. He has 29 years of experience in the industry on many highly technical and challenging projects – hospital renovations, research laboratories and complex phasing and logistics within operating buildings... Read More →
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Shalini Srivastava-Modi

Energy Management Specialist, City of Mississauga
Shalini Srivastava-Modi is a sustainability enthusiast working for the City of Mississauga as ‘Energy Management Specialist'. Shalini completed her Bachelor of Technology in Building Construction, followed by Masters of Science in Energy Management. She worked for Engineering Consulting... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HL001 - Breakout Lecture Hall

2:00pm

Build it Right, Build it Tight - Hands-On Detailing Workshop
*TICKETS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS SESSION*
Lessons learned from building to high levels of air-tightness for over a decade, tips & tricks for success during planning and construction. The audience will learn hands-on some membrane & tape installation skills during the session.

Speakers
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Jesse Matthews

Carpenter, Fourth Pig Green & Natural Construction
Jesse Matthews has over 15 years of hands-on experience in residential construction, renovation, and retrofits. After completing a series of conventional construction projects, Jesse deepened his knowledge with successful completion of the Construction Engineering Technician Program... Read More →
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Marcel Studer

Principal, Econ Group Ltd.
Marcel is a Principal of Econ Group Ltd, a Vancouver based construction firm with a strong focus on modern, high quality architecture designed to the International Passive House Standard. Holding a Masters Degree in Architecture from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HL010 - Classroom Workshop

3:30pm

Networking Break & Exhibits - Solutions Centre Expo
Friday October 18, 2019 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Highland Hall Event Centre University of Toronto Scarborough 1265 Military Trail Scarborough, ON

3:45pm

Closing Feature: Building as a Conscious Act: Finding Opportunity in Health, Resiliency and Community
Building as a Conscious Act: Finding Opportunity in Health, Resiliency and Community
Eric Corey Freed, Morrison Hershfield
100,000 years ago, humans had a near extinction. From those 2000 people came the billions we have today. Now we are facing a new threat of extinction.

In the next decade, more than 6,000 cities, states, and provinces around the world will try to do something that has eluded humanity for 50 years: reduce their carbon emissions. But at our rate of urbanization, we’re building the equivalent of a city the size of New York every five weeks.

Ideas that seem crazy today will seem sane in 10 years. In a world where we will “do anything” to end homelessness (except build homes); will “do anything” to end hunger (except provide food); and will “do anything” to cut emissions (except use less coal), we need new, bold solutions to our address our built environment.

In this talk, we’ll journey through an inspirational look at the global crises facing the world and a variety of ways to transform your business to adapt to a warmer, wetter world. Learn from our work with hundreds of municipalities, agencies, and companies to reduce their carbon, boost their performance, slash their operational expenses, and provide healthy spaces for everyone. Learn how to link design to outcome and uncover new ways to expand your business.

Design affects everything. The typeface in your child's textbook affects their ability to comprehend the information. The ceiling height of your office affects the productivity of your employees. Imagine how you can use design to transform your business to improve outcomes in health, energy, carbon, and more. If you plan cities for cars & traffic, you get cars & traffic. If you plan for people & places, you get people & places.
Hear from an award winning architect and author in a lively discussion that will change how you look at the near future.

Speakers
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Eric Corey Freed

Sustainability Disruptor, Morrison Hershfield
Eric Corey Freed is an award-winning architect, author, and global speaker.  As Sustainability Disruptor for Morrison Hershfield, he identifies solutions to problems most teams didn't know were holding them back.  He was Founding Principal of organicARCHITECT, a visionary design... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm
AC223 - Plenary Session Lecture Theater
 
Saturday, October 19
 

8:30am

Golden Horseshoe Tour
The first stop on this tour is the Swegon Manufacturing Plant for a factory tour followed by tours of Hamilton Passive House Projects including Parkdale Landing, Hughson St. Baptist Passive House and the Ken Soble Tower Transformation.  Transportation is provided and a boxed lunch is included. Tour tickets are non-refundable.

Tickets available for purchase via conference registration site.

Ticket holders please meet at 8:15am in the lobby of the Westin Prince Hotel. Bus departs at 8:30am.




Saturday October 19, 2019 8:30am - 4:00pm
Westin Prince Hotel 900 York Mills Road, North York Toronto, Ontario M3B 3H2

9:30am

York Loop Tour
The tour will start at the  Swegon Manufacturing Plant for a factory tour followed by tours of The NX Building at Humber College and the Sammon Passive House  in the Danforth. Transportation is provided and a boxed lunch is included. Tour tickets are non-refundable.

Tickets available for purchase via conference registration site.

Ticket holders please meet at 9:15am in the lobby of the Westin Prince Hotel. Bus departs at 9:30am.


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:30am - 4:00pm
Westin Prince Hotel 900 York Mills Road, North York Toronto, Ontario M3B 3H2