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ZEBx - From Code to Passive House - MURB Electrification Case Studies

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Name: ZEBx - From Code to Passive House - MURB Electrification Case Studies
Date: October 15, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Event Description:

Electrification Case Studies from a Mechanical Design Perspective

About this Event

The BC Energy Step Code has provided a clear and consistent performance target for local governments, institutions and other organizations pursuing high performance building outcomes. However, GHG emissions is a notable omission from the Step Code and is being layered on as an additional requirement, notably by the City of Vancouver, but also by institutional and private sector clients who see GHG emission reductions as a priority.


The electrification of projects can take on many forms, with the optimal design contingent on the load profile of the building – largely governed by the performance of the building envelope and ventilation systems. This session will kick-off by contextualizing the energy performance of buildings in today’s landscape – both in the importance of using GHG emissions targets to ensure climate outcomes and in achieving the necessary co-benefits to occupants who will live there. In the feature presentation, experienced mechanical engineering firm, AME, will walk through three electrification projects ranging in performance from code to Passive House, highlighting the opportunities and challenges along the way.


A facilitated audience discussion with City of Vancouver participation will follow the presentations.


This event has been approved for 2 AIBC Core Learning Units.



8:30am - breakfast + networking

9:00am - presentations

10:40am - breakout group, facilitated discussion

11:15am - event ends



Kevin Shea - AME Group

Gerard McDonald - Reshape Strategies

ZGF Architects


BC Hydro Dunsmuir Auditorium

333 Dunsmuir Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 5R4

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Tue, 15 October 2019

8:30 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

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