Calendar

You can check the upcoming events related to building energy modelling in this calendar.

“External events” are run by our sister organizations that we think would be of interest to our membership and are line with IBPSA-Canada BC Chapter education values.

Sep
19
Wed
External Event: High Density Passive House Seminar
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Date:               Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Time:              5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location:        SFU Segal Building – 500 Granville Street, Room S1500

Exploring Vancouver’s first multi-unit residential Passive House projects.

On September 19, ZEBx in partnership with Passive House Canada and the City of Vancouver will host a social seminar to explore the successes, barriers and solutions of building Vancouver’s first two multi-unit residential Passive House buildings – The Brixton Flats and The Heights.

Conceptualized by different designers, these buildings boast their own unique approach to building to the same Passive House standards. With members from both project teams present, event guests will engage in industry-leading discussions focused on the design and build phases, along with the roadblocks and project-specific solutions each team addressed.

Join us at this upscale, catered event to learn from the leaders of Passive House buildings and progress our local projects towards high-performance.

 Key Note Speakers

  • Jordan Milne, GMC Projects
  • Scott Kennedy, Cornerstone Architecture
  • Doug Wilson, Peak Construction Group

 Register

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/high-density-passive-house-seminar-tickets-49488917685

Sep
20
Thu
External Event: 120B Understanding and Working with PHPP – Vancouver @ BCIT
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm

Course description

Understanding and Working with PHPP will enable you to take on your first Passive House project. It provides step-by-step instruction for using the PHPP energy modelling software, which is essential for designing a Passive House building.

Participants will learn the structure, inputs and outputs of PHPP, and how to select appropriate climate data sets and record building measurements. The course includes modelling a sample Canadian project, where participants will assess building heat loss, energy demand and summertime overheating risk, as well as looking at the reliability of data sources and how design decisions impact the building energy demand.

Day 1

  • Introduction and overview of PHPP, treated floor areas and U-values for assemblies
  • Heat loss areas and thermal bridging calculations

Day 2

  • Ground calculations and energy implications
  • Window components and inputs, shading, ventilation volumes and airflow

Day 3

  • Heating demand and load, summer cooling requirements and ventilation
  • Domestic hot water energy, electrical and other energy demands, renewable energy (PER)

Recommended for

  • Those who will be directly involved in the design, construction and energy modelling of Passive House buildings, including architects, engineers and design professionals.
  • Anyone pursuing the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant designation

Learning resources provided

  • Course manual
  • PHPP demonstration files
  • Digital copy of course slides

Prerequisites/required knowledge and equipment/software

  • 120A: Passive House Design and Construction, or equivalent
  • Laptop with Microsoft Excel or equivalent installed (PHPP is Excel based), mouse recommended
  • Area measurement software such as Autodesk Design Review (free) or Bluebeam Revu (free trial)
  • Although PHPP demonstration files will be provided for use during the course, we recommend you purchase the PHPP software prior to attending the course. The PHPP manual is provided with the purchase of the software and is useful in understanding all of the features. In addition, individuals wishing to write the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam are required to supply a valid PHPP registration number on the exam registration form. If you do not yet own a copy of PHPP, one can be purchased from our website herePlease allow at least one week for shipping.

Course instructor

The instructor for this course will be Susan Hayes.

Professional development

Total number of learning hours: 21

AIBC Core Learning Units: 16.25

PIBC Organized & Structured CPL Units: 19.5

BC Housing (HPO) Training Hours: 21.00

EGBC credits: self-reported

Sep
25
Tue
2018 IBPSA Canada BC Chapter AGM @ BC Hydro Downtown Office
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dear IBPSA BC members,

It’s that time of year again! We’re convening for our annual general meeting to reflect back on the last year, plan for next year and elect our executive.

We’ll also have a technical presentation from PCIC and UBC on a new project regarding future climate files. We’ll be presented with background and context for the project (keeping a focus on topics relevant to energy modellers), then hear more about the weather file methodology with a chance to ask questions and provide feedback.

A social beer is planned down the street at Library Square afterwards (we’ll all walk over together) so we hope you are able to stick around for networking!

2pm        Technical Presentation from PCIC & UBC (BC Hydro)
3pm        IBPSA BC AGM (BC Hydro)
4:30pm   Social beer (Library Square)

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ibpsa-bc-2018-agm-tickets-49970436922

Hope you can join us!

Sep
28
Fri
External Event: 110 Introduction to Passive House – Vancouver @ BCIT
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Course description

An Introduction to the Passive House High Performance Buildings provides an overview of the core principles of Passive House design and building energy efficiency regulations in Canada. The course also covers the history of energy efficient buildings, energy consumption data and environmental impact, case studies and the economics of creating high performance buildings.

Recommended for

Anyone wishing to understand the basics of Passive House high performance buildings, including:

Homeowners, developers, project coordinators, realtors, subcontractors and component suppliers, architects, engineers, architectural technologists and other design professionals.

Please note this is an introductory course and does not provide the technical knowledge necessary to design and build a Passive House building. If you are ready to take on a Passive House project, we recommend going directly to 120A: Passive House Design and Construction.

Prerequisites / required background knowledge

There are no required prerequisites for this course.

Learning resources provided

  • Course manual
  • Digital copy of course slides

Course instructor

The instructor for this course will be Sandra Rohler.

Professional development

Total number of learning hours: 7

AIBC Core Learning Units: 6.5

BC Housing (HPO) Training Hours: 7.00

EGBC credits: self-reported

Oct
4
Thu
External Event: Professional Practice Guidelines – Whole Building Energy Modelling
Oct 4 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Joint Architectural Institute of BC and Engineers Geoscientists BC Professional Practice Guidelines, Whole Building Energy Modelling Services has been released and constitutes the standard of practice to be followed in the provision of energy modelling services by engineers and architects on all types and sizes of buildings. These guidelines provide guidance on the provision of services pertaining to building energy performance modelling and analysis, including but not limited to the responsibilities of members of a design team providing building energy modelling services. They also address considerations that apply when hiring or evaluating the qualifications and/or work of a qualified modeller.

The presentation on these guidelines would cover minimum qualifications, professional practice, roles and responsibilities, and quality assurance for projects that involve whole building energy modelling in new and existing buildings.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.egbc.ca/Events/Events/2018/18OCTEMS

Please Note:
*A minimum number of registrations are needed by September 20, 2018 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.

Oct
11
Thu
External Event: 120A Passive House Design and Construction – New Westminster @ Douglas College
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm

Course description

120A: Passive House Design and Construction is a four-day course that covers the technical, economic and policy elements of Passive House buildings. Participants will learn how to apply Passive House principles in the context of building physics, windows and mechanical systems. Numerous case studies, both domestic and international, will be used to demonstrate current best practices and teach concepts of cost assessment. Participants will also have the opportunity to solidify their learning with interactive exercises throughout the course.

120A can be taken as a standalone course even if you don’t intend to write the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam. If you intend to write the exam we strongly recommend you take 120A, 120B and 120C prior to writing the exam.

Day 1

  • Building science and energy use, overview of Passive House principles
  • In-depth look at insulation and airtightness design and construction techniques

Day 2

  • Thermal bridging principles, elimination of thermal bridges through better design and construction
  • Window placement and construction, window components and efficiency

Day 3

  • Ventilation system design principles, components, distribution and operation
  • Heating and cooling a Passive House building, design principles, components, distribution and operation

Day 4

  • Economics of Passive House design and construction, cost and risk reduction, marketability
  • Quality assurance and testing
  • Building certification process

Recommended for

Building industry professionals and individuals who are going to be involved in the design and construction of Passive House buildings or EnerPHit (retrofit) projects, including: architects, engineers, design professionals, site supervisors, general contractors, building inspectors, city planners, homeowners, investors and suppliers of high performance building materials that may be used in Passive House construction.

Prerequisites / required background knowledge

There are no prerequisites for this course, however it will be assumed that the participants can read blueprints and have a basic understanding of construction terminology. This course does include some use of mathematical formulas.

Please note: 110: Introduction to Passive House High Performance Buildings is not required to take this course.

Learning resources provided

  • Course manual
  • Digital copy of course slides

Course Instructors

The instructors for this course will be Mark AshbyMarcel StuderAngela Lai.

Professional development

Total number of learning hours: 28

AIBC Core Learning Units: 26

PIBC Organized & Structured CPL Units: 26

BC Housing (HPO) Training Hours: 28.00

EGBC credits: self-reported

Oct
12
Fri
External Event: 110 Introduction to Passive House High – Victoria @ Camosun College
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Course description

An Introduction to the Passive House High Performance Buildings provides an overview of the core principles of Passive House design and building energy efficiency regulations in Canada. The course also covers the history of energy efficient buildings, energy consumption data and environmental impact, case studies and the economics of creating high performance buildings.

Recommended for

Anyone wishing to understand the basics of Passive House high performance buildings, including:

Homeowners, developers, project coordinators, realtors, subcontractors and component suppliers, architects, engineers, architectural technologists and other design professionals.

Please note this is an introductory course and does not provide the technical knowledge necessary to design and build a Passive House building. If you are ready to take on a Passive House project, we recommend going directly to 120A: Passive House Design and Construction.

Prerequisites / required background knowledge

There are no required prerequisites for this course.

Learning resources provided

  • Course manual
  • Digital copy of course slides

Course instructor

The instructor for this course will be Susan Hayes.

Professional development

Total number of learning hours: 7

AIBC Core Learning Units: 6.5

BC Housing (HPO) Training Hours: 7.00

EGBC credits: self-reported

Oct
20
Sat
External Event: 110 Introduction to Passive House High – Kelowna @ UBC Okanagan
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Course description

An Introduction to the Passive House High Performance Buildings provides an overview of the core principles of Passive House design and building energy efficiency regulations in Canada. The course also covers the history of energy efficient buildings, energy consumption data and environmental impact, case studies and the economics of creating high performance buildings.

Recommended for

Anyone wishing to understand the basics of Passive House high performance buildings, including:

Homeowners, developers, project coordinators, realtors, subcontractors and component suppliers, architects, engineers, architectural technologists and other design professionals.

Please note this is an introductory course and does not provide the technical knowledge necessary to design and build a Passive House building. If you are ready to take on a Passive House project, we recommend going directly to 120A: Passive House Design and Construction.

Prerequisites / required background knowledge

There are no required prerequisites for this course.

Learning resources provided

  • Course manual
  • Digital copy of course slides

Course instructor

The instructor for this course will be Brett Sichello.

Professional development

Total number of learning hours: 7

AIBC Core Learning Units: 6.5

BC Housing (HPO) Training Hours: 7.00

EGBC credits: self-reported

Oct
25
Thu
External Event: 120A Passive House Design and Construction – Victoria @ Camosun College
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm

Course description

120A: Passive House Design and Construction is a four-day course that covers the technical, economic and policy elements of Passive House buildings. Participants will learn how to apply Passive House principles in the context of building physics, windows and mechanical systems. Numerous case studies, both domestic and international, will be used to demonstrate current best practices and teach concepts of cost assessment. Participants will also have the opportunity to solidify their learning with interactive exercises throughout the course.

120A can be taken as a standalone course even if you don’t intend to write the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam. If you intend to write the exam we strongly recommend you take 120A, 120B and 120C prior to writing the exam.

Day 1

  • Building science and energy use, overview of Passive House principles
  • In-depth look at insulation and airtightness design and construction techniques

Day 2

  • Thermal bridging principles, elimination of thermal bridges through better design and construction
  • Window placement and construction, window components and efficiency

Day 3

  • Ventilation system design principles, components, distribution and operation
  • Heating and cooling a Passive House building, design principles, components, distribution and operation

Day 4

  • Economics of Passive House design and construction, cost and risk reduction, marketability
  • Quality assurance and testing
  • Building certification process

Recommended for

Building industry professionals and individuals who are going to be involved in the design and construction of Passive House buildings or EnerPHit (retrofit) projects, including: architects, engineers, design professionals, site supervisors, general contractors, building inspectors, city planners, homeowners, investors and suppliers of high performance building materials that may be used in Passive House construction.

Prerequisites / required background knowledge

There are no prerequisites for this course, however it will be assumed that the participants can read blueprints and have a basic understanding of construction terminology. This course does include some use of mathematical formulas.

Please note: 110: Introduction to Passive House High Performance Buildings is not required to take this course.

Learning resources provided

  • Course manual
  • Digital copy of course slides

Course Instructor

The instructor for this course will be Mark Ashby.

Professional development

Total number of learning hours: 28

AIBC Core Learning Units: 26

PIBC Organized & Structured CPL Units: 26

BC Housing (HPO) Training Hours: 28.00

EGBC credits: self-reported

Nov
1
Thu
External Event: 120A Passive House Design and Construction – Vancouver @ BCIT Downtown
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm

Course description

120A: Passive House Design and Construction is a four-day course that covers the technical, economic and policy elements of Passive House buildings. Participants will learn how to apply Passive House principles in the context of building physics, windows and mechanical systems. Numerous case studies, both domestic and international, will be used to demonstrate current best practices and teach concepts of cost assessment. Participants will also have the opportunity to solidify their learning with interactive exercises throughout the course.

120A can be taken as a standalone course even if you don’t intend to write the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam. If you intend to write the exam we strongly recommend you take 120A, 120B and 120C prior to writing the exam.

Day 1

  • Building science and energy use, overview of Passive House principles
  • In-depth look at insulation and airtightness design and construction techniques

Day 2

  • Thermal bridging principles, elimination of thermal bridges through better design and construction
  • Window placement and construction, window components and efficiency

Day 3

  • Ventilation system design principles, components, distribution and operation
  • Heating and cooling a Passive House building, design principles, components, distribution and operation

Day 4

  • Economics of Passive House design and construction, cost and risk reduction, marketability
  • Quality assurance and testing
  • Building certification process

Recommended for

Building industry professionals and individuals who are going to be involved in the design and construction of Passive House buildings or EnerPHit (retrofit) projects, including: architects, engineers, design professionals, site supervisors, general contractors, building inspectors, city planners, homeowners, investors and suppliers of high performance building materials that may be used in Passive House construction.

Prerequisites / required background knowledge

There are no prerequisites for this course, however it will be assumed that the participants can read blueprints and have a basic understanding of construction terminology. This course does include some use of mathematical formulas.

Please note: 110: Introduction to Passive House High Performance Buildings is not required to take this course.

Learning resources provided

  • Course manual
  • Digital copy of course slides

Course Instructors

The instructors for this course will be Mark AshbyMarcel StuderAngela Lai.

Professional development

Total number of learning hours: 28

AIBC Core Learning Units: 26

PIBC Organized & Structured CPL Units: 26

BC Housing (HPO) Training Hours: 28.00

EGBC credits: self-reported