- This event has passed.
February 15, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
About the Presenter: Guido Wimmers
Guido is a specialist in energy efficient and environmentally friendly architecture. Guido started to work on Low Energy and “Passive Houses” in 1999 in Europe. Since 2007 he is living in BC and has been invited to share his expertise with students of UBC, SFU and BCIT and has given numerous seminars and talks about the next leap in building technology at forums and international conventions. Guido is also co-author of the Passive Design Tool Kit of the City of Vancouver and since 2010 he is one of the founding directors of the Canadian Passive House Institute and has already given several intensive Passive House courses across the country.
About the Topic:
This lecture will introduce you to the international Passive House Standard – about 25,000 Passive Houses are already built in over 20 countries and almost every climate zone including the arctic. Passive House is currently also gaining momentum in Canada and will become a popular energy efficient standard in the country.
Passive House building techniques result in an 80-90% reduction in annual heating energy without the need for expensive renewable energy systems and minimizing active components and maintenance thereof. Passive House combines superior thermal comfort, excellent indoor air quality and healthy living with scientifically proven building science and safe and durable construction.
Passive House technology is the key to environmentally friendly architecture and the economically the best way to build truly sustainable buildings.
|PASSIVE HOUSE STANDARD||Guido Wimmers
Canadian Passive House Institute