Jun 2024 Decarb Lunch: University of Victoria’s Housing and Dining Complex

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University of Victoria’s Housing and Dining Complex

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Overview

The 2024 Passive House Canada conference was held at the University of Victoria’s new, Passive House-certified student housing and dining complex consisting of the Cheko’nien House and Sngequ House.

For a few days, attendees experienced what it’s like to live and learn in two all-electric Passive House buildings. This complex is one of the winners of the CleanBC Net Zero Energy-Ready Challenge, and like all the other winning projects, ZEBx has produced a case study on this landmark development. This Decarb Lunch was cohosted with Passive House Canada CEO Chris Ballard and had presentations by Introba and RDH.

Thanks to the financial support of BC Hydro and the City of Vancouver, this event was free of charge.


Speakers

Chris Doel, Senior Vice President at Introba

Chris has over 22 years of mechanical engineering experience with a focus on high-performance buildings in the Post-Secondary and Institutional sectors. He draws on extensive industry experience within the Canadian construction market as a Professional Engineer, and further afield in Europe. Over his career he has developed a passion for delivering occupant focused building design that incorporates cost effective and sustainable mechanical engineering solutions, with a focus on climate resiliency. Well versed in passive and active systems, Chris enjoys developing and implementing the right solution for the projects he works on through a collaborative environment with all stakeholders. Chris also enjoys sharing his knowledge with the next generation and has presented to architectural students at BCIT and UBC on Building System design.


Torsten Ely, Senior Energy and Sustainability Analyst at RDH Building Science Inc.

With over 15 years’ experience in the sustainability and high-performance building sector, Torsten Ely, a German trained civil engineer, Certified Energy Manager, Certified Energy Advisor, and Certified Passive House Designer, specializes in energy modeling, energy audits, and large building airtightness testing, as well as Passive House design and consulting. Torsten brings an in-depth knowledge of high-performance buildings to the RDH Building Science team, including a wealth of experience with the EnerGuide Rating System, the BC Energy Step Code, Passive House, and building science. Torsten is regularly invited by various organizations and clients across Canada to speak to the practical and technical issues of Energy Step Code and various building science topics.


Host

Roberto Pecora, Building Decarbonization Director, ZEIC

Chris Ballard, President and CEO, Passive House Canada