Delivery of Passive House from Idea to Reality - 3 Affordable Housing Projects

Passive House construction offers opportunities for exemplary thermal control and indoor environmental quality. As the current building code enclosure requirements exceed the point where the next increment of insulation pays for itself in energy savings, the Passive House approach provides progressive guidance for setting enclosure performance targets.

This lecture will present three current Passive House projects, one just completed and two under construction, showing how design decisions, documentation, building science and construction technology are applied. The projects illustrate Passive House concepts, and strategies for compliance, as well as a range of regionally appropriate solutions, materials, and technologies for high-performance buildings.

Session Details

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Thursday, May 25th, 2017: 10:30am - 12:00pm
1.5 Structured/Core AIA LU HSW
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Session Speaker(s)

Anthony Leaning, OAA, FRAIC, LEED AP BD+C, GGP

Pricipal, CSV Architects

Anthony is a multiple award-winning architect who has been engaged in sustainable design for much of his 30 years of architectural practice, has a design approach that has long been informed by principles of responsible environmental stewardship, collaborative pursuit of architectural excellence and a commitment to social equity. His professional experience includes affordable housing, public recreation facilities, and heritage architecture.

Stephen Pope, OAA, MRAIC

Sustainability Consultant, CSV Architects

Stephen is an architect with a long history of engagement in various aspects of sustainable design for commercial buildings. Through Natural Resources Canada, he has delivered over 33 professional or academic lectures on buildings, energy and sustainability since 2010. His expertise in energy modeling and design brings deeper insights supporting the investigations carried out the the Passive House Planning Package.

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24-27 May 2017
Ottawa, Ontario

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