This is the first of a three-series continuing education courses, offered by AIA Canada, for architects and professionals in the industry to learn about Passive House concepts and standards. The course is approved for 1 AIA Learning Unit (LU) and 1 HSW.
Course Title: Passive House 101
Course Number: 2022AIACS012
Provider Name: AIA Canada Society
Provider Number: 100100113
Date: 25 October 2022
Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm EST
Credit: 1 AIA LU/1 HSW
Presenter: Marine Sanchez, M.Sc., M.Eng., CPHD Expert, C.Eng.
Marine Sanchez, Passive House Services Lead, RDH Building Science
Being part of Canada’s highly experienced Passive House professionals circle, Marine leads RDH’s Passive House consulting services. She focuses on the design of large-scale institutional and mixed-use projects, channeling her passion and expertise to drive meaningful change in the industry to address the climate emergency. Her role includes developing Passive House designs on leading-edge projects (such as the University of Toronto Scarborough Student Residence), while also guiding site teams new to Passive House towards successful delivery. In addition to her consulting work, Marine also supports various levels of government in implementing policies, including the City of Toronto and their Zero Emissions Buildings Framework.
Introduction of the history, concept, and metrics of the Passive House standard, alongside patterns seen in high performance/Passive House buildings
Learning Objective 1:
What is Passive House? Become familiar with the history, concept and key principles of the Passive House Standard
Learning Objective 2:
What are the Passive House certification criteria? Understand the new absolute performance metrics, used by Passive House and other climate change codes and regulations
Learning Objective 3:
How does Passive House fit with upcoming codes and regulations? Understand the role of the Passive House framework in meeting provincial and national climate change policy and objectives
Learning Objective 4:
What benefits do Passive House buildings offer? Review holistic list of benefits Passive House buildings offer, looking beyond reduced energy consumption