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May 2019

BC Housing Presents Building Smart with Airtightness Testing: Building Preparation

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brix Studio, 102-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z8 Canada
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Why do we need to prepare the building for airtightness testing? What does this involve? Are there guidance and tips? Potential heat loss due to air leakage through an enclosure with moderate or poor airtightness has a significant and measurable impact on the required heating energy for a building. An enclosure that has good or exceptional airtightness can provide major energy savings. Building codes require that building enclosures include continuous air barriers; the integrity of those air barriers can only…

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June 2019

BC Housing Presents Building Smart: Introduction to Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brix Studio, 102-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z8 Canada
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This seminar is part of the “Building Smart by Designing for People” series that focuses on creating healthy, safe, adaptive and enriching living environment for building occupants. How do People Respond to Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)? IEQ is an integrated study of an occupant’s response to the built environment. That being one’s ability to sense and perceive the quality of air, thermal, sound, light, odors and vibrations. It also includes a study of imperceptible elements such as asbestos, radon or…

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BCIT and City of Vancouver Present: CESA 1500 – Passive House Tradesperson Course – Building Envelope Specialization

June 10 - June 14
British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Ave.
Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2 Canada
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In cooperation with BCIT’s School of Construction and the Environment, the City of Vancouver is giving skilled builders and tradespersons in their communities the opportunity to take this course on Passive House construction at a reduced cost. This five day course provides the knowledge and practical hands-on skills that building contractors, designers, consultants and advanced students need to build to the Passive House standard; an internationally recognized ultra-low energy standard. This course focuses on building enclosure optimization and provides a…

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December 2019

2019 Buildings XIV International Conference

December 9 - December 12
Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 United States
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Inaugurated in 1979, the "Buildings Conference" takes place every three years allowing time to develop new research and technology applications and to document the findings. Attendance is international and draws heavily on the advanced technical knowledge of all our global experts. The "Buildings Conference" presents a great opportunity for product manufacturers, research groups, technical advisors, builders, designers and other consultants to discuss their work achievements, interest and awareness of buildings issues, and provides solutions to some of our major building…

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