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A Pattern Language for Iconic Passive House and Net-Zero Facades for High-Rise Buildings

June 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

A Pattern Language for Iconic Passive House and Net-Zero Facades for High-Rise Buildings

This session is part of the 2020 Summer Professional Development Series

Building codes in B.C. and other Canadian and American jurisdictions are being updated with ambitious energy and/or emissions targets which will change the way we design and build facades on buildings. In B.C. by 2032, all new residential buildings will need to meet levels of performance that we currently associate with Passive House and Net Zero projects. Similar targets are being set by jurisdictions across North America to combat greenhouse gas emissions.

To help the industry prepare for these changes, a number of progressive high-rise projects in Vancouver are being designed and constructed to meet these goals now, in order to lead the way for the industry in years to come. Many conventional assumptions about facade design and building form are going to change as these buildings become more prevalent. Understanding this shift and the redefined goal posts that they represent early in the design process is important so that the building form and attributes can meet the design intent, while also meeting the budget and project schedule.

This session will outline the lessons learned to date and will provide a roadmap for high-performance low-emission buildings and their facades moving into the future.

Date: June 24, 2020
Time: 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Presenter: Brian Hubbs P.Eng.
Location: Online (via WebEx)
Cost: Complimentary
Learning Units (LUs): 1.5 Core
Register: Register online by June 19


June 24
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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