Passive House - ½ Day Seminar

June 13, 2018 -


Edward Village Hotel, 50 East Valhalla Drive, Markham, ON L3R 0A3

8:00 AM Registration, Hot Breakfast
8:25 AM Opening Remarks -
Ian Miller, President

8:30 - 9:10 AM


Passive House as a Path to Net Zero


Luka Matutinovic, WSP
Kamilia Vaneck, WSP

Around the world, policy makers and institutions have established targets for net zero building construction. But how do we get there? Space heating continues to comprise the majority of energy consumed by our buildings, despite gains in the efficiency of mechanical systems. Designing building envelopes that keep heat from escaping in the first place is the next step in significantly reducing energy consumption in buildings, in turn resulting in building energy demand that can more feasibly be met by renewables. The Passive House Standard provides a roadmap for this improvement.

9:10 - 9:50 AM


Passive House Multi-Residential Affordable Housing – Experience from three recent projects


Emma Cubitt
Associate Architect Invizij Architects

Graham Cubitt
Director of Projects and Development for Indwell

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.

9:50 - 10:15 AM Refreshment Break

10:15 - 11:15 AM


The Passive House Landscape in Canada and Beyond


Andrew Peel
Peel Passive House

The Passive House standard is starting to disrupt in the Canadian construction industry. Building professionals, developers, manufacturers, and public officials alike are all turning to the standard to deliver high performance buildings and differentiate themselves in a competitive marketplace. But what exactly is a Passive House? This seminar will explore the fundamental principles and practices behind the world’s leading high performance building standard and present examples from across the nation.

11:15 - 12:15 PM



Panel Discussion
Have your questions ready to ask the experts!

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Edward Village Hotel

50 East Valhalla Drive, Markham, ON L3R 0A3

OBEC / OAA Members: $99.00 + $12.87 HST = $111.87
Non Members: $149.00 + $19.37 HST = $168.37
Student Members: $40 + $5.20 HST = $45.20

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