Designing for Change: Low Energy/Passive House in Multi-Residential Affordable Housing Projects in Ontario

Description:

Passive House low-energy design has finally come to Canada. Started about 25 years ago in Germany, Passive House is a way of designing buildings that are airtight, limit thermal bridging, and take advantage of high levels of insulation. As a result, the mechanical systems are re-imagined to be more about fresh air than heating or cooling needs. This session will include the stories behind three different multi-residential affordable housing projects in Ontario — all currently under construction. These projects have highlighted the significant challenges faced by design teams, constructors, and owners in creating low-energy/net-zero projects. The goal is to demystify Passive House and show what is needed to make this type of construction become the norm in Canada.

Session ID:
CE22
Accreditation:
1.5 Structured/Core
Room Capacity:
68
Session Status:
Full
Date:
June 02, 2018
Time:
8:30 - 10:00
Level:
LL
Room:
KennebecasisI & II
Venue:
Hilton Hotel

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May 30 - June 2, 2018
Saint John, New Brunswick

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The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Architects' Association of New Brunswick have partnered to present the 2018 Festival of Architecture May 30 - June 2 in Saint John.

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