External Event: HVAC in Large Passive House Buildings

November 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Date:               Friday, November 30, 2018

Time:              9:00am to 5:00pm

Location:        Integral Group – 180 – 200 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1S4

 Course Overview

Large buildings are quickly becoming a dominant feature of the Passive House landscape in North America. High efficiency, well designed HVAC systems are critical to the performance and operation of large Passive House buildings. Yet there are many misconceptions surround requirements and acceptable approaches.

Collaborating partners ZEBx and Peel Passive House have developed this half-day course, where participants will gain a solid understanding of how Passive House approaches HVAC in large buildings.

Hosted at Integral Group’s office in Vancouver, subject matter experts from Integral will participate in course discussions to lend their expertise and insights from past projects.

 AIBC Core Learning Units

Through the completion of this course, architects and architectural technologists can earn 3.75 Core Learning Units, designated by the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC).


Andrew Peel

 Learning Objectives

  • Explore emerging solutions for HVAC systems in Large Passive House Buildings.
  • Understand how HVAC system performance is assessed through the Passive House framework.
  • Explore humidity balance and control in Passive House buildings.
  • Considerations in system selection and design.


  • CPHD/Cs
  • Practitioners engaged in large Passive House building projects.

Best Suited For

This course is best suited for practitioners wishing to further expand their knowledge of HVAC systems in large Passive House buildings.


A subject-matter expert from Integral Group will join the workshop to present on local project examples. Through intimate group discussions with the Integral representative, course participants will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights on green building system design and energy engineering across a range of building types.



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