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October 23, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
About the Presenter: Monte Paulsen, Red Door Energy Advisors
Monte Paulsen is a Certified Energy Advisor and Certified Passive House Consultant based in Vancouver. He has modeled energy performance in more than 500 buildings using Hot 2000 or the Passive House Planning Package. As Managing Partner of Red Door Energy Advisors, he consults to architects and builders, conducts airtightness testing and training, and serves Natural Resources Canada as a member of the ENERGY STAR ® for New Homes Technical Advisory Committee.
Monte is currently advising eight active Passive House projects, including a First Nations fire hall, two multi-story apartment buildings, and several single-family residences. He also serves on the board of the Western chapter of the Canadian Passive House Institute (CanPHI-West) and is a co-conspirator of #ThickWallsAreSexy.
About the Topic: From Longhouse to Passivhaus
Thin walls defined the last 150 years of construction in Vancouver. This presentation will look at how forthcoming provisions in the 2014 Vancouver Building By-Law aim to bulk up wall insulation, and will present details of several Passive House projects that are leading the way. This informal chat will also include details on how the City of Vancouver is expanding the role of Certified Energy Advisors in implementing Part 9 of the city’s new bylaw.