House Planning Information Session
Apr
17
10:00am10:00am

House Planning Information Session

Join us for this free planning information session about our building process.

Tickets are free, but amounts are limited. (Space isn't really limited, it's a huge hall, but I like to keep the group small, so we can address everyone personally.)

Who is it for? Architects and builders.

What to expect? (...) (click on title or image to see details)

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Planning Information Session
Mar
25
10:00am10:00am

Planning Information Session

Join us for this free planning information session about our building process.

Tickets are free, but amounts are limited. (Space isn't really limited, it's a huge hall, but I like to keep the group small, so we can address everyone personally.)

Who is it for? Architects and builders.

What to expect? (...) (click on title or image to see details)

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Jun
17
5:00pm 5:00pm

CSC Ottawa: Efficient & Active Ventilation Systems for Residential Buildings

  • Algonquin College, CA Building, Rm CA 105 abc (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

>> Event on Eventbrite

PRESENTATION OUTLINE:

In this presentation, we will navigate from the why’s to the how’s of residential ventilation:

  • Why ventilate?

  • The signifcance of moisture and air contaminants in homes.

  • Why are windows not the tool of choice?

  • The necessity of a force for continuous air exchange and good air mixing.

  • Why airtightness first?

  • Why heat recovery?

    How to design an efficient residential ventilation system:

  • An air handling unit and distribution system fit for a Passive House;

  • how not to lose the force;

  • the dark side of filters and ducts;

  • how to keep everyone healthy and comfortable at home and let the force be strong with you!

    SPEAKER: Dr Kara Rosemeir

    Kara Rosemeier (PhD) is the chair of the Passive House Institute New Zealand, and director of the Passive House Academy New Zealand. She teaches part-time in the architecture department at Unitec in Auckland. Her PhD thesis looked at “Healthy and affordable housing in New Zealand: the role of ventilation.”

    Before moving to New Zealand, she was the director of an engineering consultancy in Germany, where she advised the federal state government on matters of energy efficiency in the building sector. Kara worked with private clients on the building physics of Passive Houses while supervising hundreds of retrofit projects. Additionally, she managed an up-skill training initiative for building professionals.

    Her book “Positive Energy Homes,” co-authored with Dr. Robin Brimblecombe, will be published by CSIRO later this year. 

If you'd like to attend, please purchase tickets on eventbrite.

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Wood Solutions Fair Toronto
Nov
24
7:30am 7:30am

Wood Solutions Fair Toronto

Pinwheel was presenting Agepan and Ampack at the Toronto Wood Solutions Fair. (I'm writing this right after the event. I didn't have any time to promote the even leading up to it, and I didn't know what to expect, as this was out first Wood Solutions Fair). We had some great discussion about healthy walls. See you in 2016 again.

 

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Jun
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

#PHmeetsNZE: Passive House meets Net Zero Energy

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Net Zero Energy Homes and Buildings are quickly capturing the imagination of homeowners, builders, and policy makers alike.  But what exactly does it mean to be "Net Zero"?

The Passive House Institute (PHI) in Germany has spent the last few years tackling this question.  Their work has confirmed that Energy Efficiency must form the foundation of any Net Zero Energy project.  To this end, they have developed new assessment method that addresses sustainable energy supply in the building sector and, based on this, introduced new classifications that build on the proven Passive House Standard and take into account the interdependencies between energy efficiency and renewable energy supply.

Jessica Grove-Smith from PHI will present an in-depth look at these new classifications and how they can be practically achieved in a cost effective manner.  The talk will include a demonstration of the software tool developed based on the new sustainability assessment criteria.

 

SPEAKER

Jessica Grove-Smith, Passive House Institute

Jessica Grove-Smith graduated with a master’s degree in physics (MPhys) from the University of Sussex in England. She has been part of the research team at the Passive House Institute in Darmstadt, Germany since 2008. Her responsibilities range from stationary and dynamic energy demand modelling, climate data for energy calculations and hygrothermal simulations of individual building components. The application of the Passive House concept in different climate zones and for indoor swimming pools have also been a main focus of her work, as well as contributions to the renewable primary energy assessment method that is being introduced for the new Passive House classes.


REGISTRATION & COST 

Regular In-class: $40.00 + HST (Click here to register
Students: $25.00 + HST  (EGBS please sign-in and click here to register. For non-member students, please click here to email the Chapter for registration)

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Interactive Workshop on Airtightness - Toronto
Apr
14
9:00am 9:00am

Interactive Workshop on Airtightness - Toronto

  • Center for Social Innovation, Room "Think Tank" (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Basic Overview of Hygrothermal Analysis
  • Interior & Exterior Vapor & Airtightness solutions
  • Strategies around complicated spot

Hosted by Pinwheel, Sponsored by Ampack

Space is Limited

so register today: Call (905) 321-3905
or Email us! to reserve your spot.

When?
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 am

Where?
Center for Social Innovation, Room: “Think Tank”
215 Spadina Ave, 4th Floor. Toronto, ON

 

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