On November 10, the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) will hold a now “sold out” reception and moderated panel discussion about green building Passive House technology. The panel assembles a range of perspectives from the architectural community. Moderator and AIBC Practice Advisor Maura Gatensby Architect AIBC MRAIC CP will raise several points for discussion with expert panelists:
- Sean Pander, Manager, Green Building Programs, City of Vancouver;
- Scott Kennedy, Board Chair, Passive House Canada;
- Allison Holden-Pope Architect AIBC LEED AP BD+C, Principal, One SEED Architecture + Design Inc.;
- Lucio Picciano Architect AIBC LEED AP HPO, Principal, DLP Architecture Inc.; and
- Paul Lilley, Principal and General Manager, Kingdom Builders.
“Events like the Art and Science of the High-Performance Passive House breathe life into the Architecture Centre Gallery, which exists to help connect the public with various aspects of architecture, such as the latest built environment trends,” says Mark Vernon, CEO of the AIBC.
The Art and Science of the High-Performance Passive House exhibit is open to the public during regular Architecture Centre gallery hours (Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and Saturday, November 12 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. for International Passive House days, from which point the public may wish to proceed to attend a self-guided passive house tour. See Passive House Canada website for details.
A now “sold out” reception and panel discussion will take place on November 10. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a reception and the panel discussion will go from 6–7 p.m.
“The Passive House concept is important and I believe we are just getting started. We must broaden understanding as it is a wholistic envelope first concept that delivers a reliable building if it is executed properly. Architects can lead the way with client education and efficient design,” says Scott Kennedy, Passive House Canada Board Chair.
The AIBC’s Architecture Centre Gallery showcases a wide variety of exhibits throughout the year. Admission to the gallery is free and open to all. The Gallery is located at 100 – 440 Cambie Street (at West Pender Street) in Vancouver.
Image credits: North Park Passive House by HCMA Architects, photo by Ryan Hamilton.