What’s Passive House Design? | Energy Efficiency, Comfort & Affordability *New Date + Location*
May 25 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm$5 – $10
With Germany, Belgium, Scotland and most recently British Columbia adopting Passive house (PH) as their building standard, it is quickly becoming the new normal all over the world. What do the houses that positively impact the environment look like? Join us in this talk to learn more about the housing of tomorrow!
What is Passive House?
Passive house (PH) is a building standard that achieves very high energy efficiency, high levels of comfort, high air quality with simple design and at an affordable cost! It began in 1990 and now with over 50,000 passive house designs built, PH has become the fastest growing near net zero standard worldwide.
Date | Saturday, May 25th*
Location | Evovl1: Canada’s First Net Positive Office Building, 420 Wes Graham Way, Waterloo, ON*
Presentation | 1:30 p.m.
Q&A | 2:15 p.m.
Networking + Additional Questions | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Brad Durant P.Eng, CPHD, REA
A professional Civil Engineer since 1989 Brad started Home Front Professional Home Inspections in 2003. Always an advocate for energy conservation, Brad and his family of four moved into an EnergyStar built home in 2013 and installed rooftop solar PV which generates 95% of the electricity they use. Brad has studied high efficiency home design including Energystar, LEED, Netzero, and Passive House.
Committed to home efficiency, Brad has obtained the Registered Energy Advisor designation through NRCan to help homeowners reduce their energy use and carbon footprint. Brad has also completed the difficult course and exam to become a Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD) from the Passive House Institute in Germany. Brad believes “We can do Better” and Passive House standard is the simplest and best method.
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