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Net Positive Symposium 2.0: Designing for the Future, Building for Now

November 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Through Canadian energy codes and standards, local governments and industry are pushing towards new buildings being “net-zero ready” by 2032. But what does that really mean in a practical sense? How can we create low-energy or net positive buildings using current practices and what needs to evolve? What happens after 2032?

This symposium will address questions regarding the rapidly changing state of the building industry through the lens of Passive House and the Living Building Challenge, two complimentary approaches at the forefront of sustainable construction. Through presentations, case studies, and moderated panels, the symposium will discuss:

  1. The Performance Gap
  2. Building Resilience
  3. Getting to Net-Zero in Multi-Unit Residential
  4. Working Together
  5. Addressing Carbon
  6. Market Reaction

These design approaches and considerations needed to create truly low-energy buildings were once seen as fantastical or unrealistic in our market, but they are quickly becoming the new best practice. Its only a matter of time before they also become the norm. Are you ready?

Professional Development

  • PHI Credit Points: 8
  • BC Housing CPD Points: 7.5

This event is presented by Passive House Canada and the International Living Future Institute.

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November 20, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


UBC Robson Square
C300, 800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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