Webinar: Introduction to Passive House by BetterHomesTO, September 10, 1-2 pm EDT

  • 10 September 2020
  • Start time : 01:00 PM
  • End time : 02:00 PM
  • Event Host : BetterHomesTO
Introduction to Passive House
Event Description

Find out how to renovate your home to save money, increase comfort, and protect the environment and your family's health.

Are you thinking about renovating your home? Need to replace your windows or your air conditioning unit? Hear from leading industry experts on:

  • rebates and incentives available
  • your best options for heating and cooling your home
  • the best time to start your renovation or upgrade appliances
  • tips and tricks for planning the perfect renovation; and
  • how renovating your home can have a positive impact on the planet and your health, while saving you money!

Did you know that homes and buildings account for over 50% of Toronto's greenhouse gas emissions? BetterHomesTO is on a mission to help homeowners reduce emissions while making Toronto's homes more comfortable and healthy.

Join Clean Air Partnership and Passive House Canada experts as they guide you through the principles of the Passive House standard for renovations and why you should consider going for Passive House certification.

Topics covered will include:

  • Resources to make your home more climate-friendly
  • Renovation must-haves
  • An overview of the principles of the Passive House standard, take you through a Passive House renovation project, and the benefits of getting a Passive House certification for your renovation.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • BetterHomesTO
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • German Vaisman - WSP Canada

      German Vaisman was trained as an architect and received a second Masters in Building Science. He has worked in Architecture and Engineering firms specializing in sustainability, building enclosures, and high-performance buildings. He is part of the High Performance Buildings team at WSP Canada and he is in charge of the thermal bridging analysis for projects targeting the Toronto Green Standard. He will share his experience of the recently finished Sammon Passive House in the Danforth, Toronto. This project was designed while he was working at Coolearth Architecture, and it might become the first deep energy retrofit detached house in Toronto and in Canada achieving ENERPHIT's Passive House certification.

      Marcel Studer - Econ Group Ltd.

      Marcel is a principal of Econ Group Ltd, a Vancouver based design-built construction company. He holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich (Switzerland). Marcel has lived and worked in Canada for the last 16 years in his capacity as a designer, builder and most recently as a teacher of Passive House Canada’s Trades Person Course.

      Since 2006 Marcel has been involved in various local Passive House projects covering design and construction while increasing his skills and knowledge in the fields of energy efficiency, building science and construction technology. He has been a board member of Passive House Canada since October 2014 holding the treasurer position.
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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