Designing for the Future, Building for Now: A Symposium - Vancouver, Canada


Wed 20 Nov 2019 17:00 – Thu 21 Nov 2019 2:00
C300, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver BC

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Through Canadian energy codes and standards, local governments and industry are pushing towards new buildings being “net-zero ready” by 2032. But what does that really mean in a practical sense? How can we create low-energy or net positive buildings using current practices and what needs to evolve? What happens after 2032?

This symposium will address questions regarding the rapidly changing state of the building industry through the lens of Passive House and the International Living Future Institute, two complimentary approaches at the forefront of sustainable construction. Through presentations, case studies, and moderated panels, the symposium will discuss:

  1. The Performance Gap
  2. Building Resilience
  3. Getting to Net-Zero in Multi-Unit Residential
  4. Working Together
  5. Addressing Carbon
  6. Market Reaction

These design approaches and considerations needed to create truly low-energy buildings were once seen as fantastical or unrealistic in our market, but they are quickly becoming the new best practice. Its only a matter of time before they also become the norm. Are you ready?

Event Details
Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Time: 8am to 5pm
Address: C300, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver BC
Accessibility: the venue is fully wheelchair accessible and if you require an ASL interpreter, or any other accessibility accommodations we are happy to provide them to the best of our ability - please let us know what you need.
Registration: Please note that Student Registrations require valid student ID to be presented at time of check in.

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Presented by Passive House Canada and the International Living Future Institute.