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    Sustainable Buildings Breakfast on Eco-Housing: Passive House


    Breaking New Ground in Insulation and Air Sealing
    Principal, Passive House Ontario

    This latest project, set for completion in June of 2014, represents the third high performance project undertaken by Passive House Ontario in the Oakville area. All of the Passive House Design principles were incorporated into this home including; optimizing overhangs for summer shading, compact building shape, minimizing thermal bridging, triple-glazed windows with insulated frames and orientation specific low-E coatings, high levels of insulation throughout, extreme air tightness, ventilation with high efficiency heat recovery, and a compact mechanical system optimized to maximize efficiency and comfort. A recent air leakage test confirms that the house is one of the tightest ever built in Canada. The low air leakage rate also bodes well for future envelope durability and ultra-low operating costs.

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    Ed Marion

    SPEAKER: Ed Marion
    Driven by the desire to build better, more sustainable housing, Ed Marion has evolved to become one of the country’s leading experts in high‐performance home design and construction.

    A trained Passive House specialist, Ed focuses on the “House as a System” approach to envelope design to achieve high levels of comfort and ultra‐low operating costs. His first project, a retrofit in Oakville Ontario achieved an 80% reduction in heat energy demand. Two new projects in 2013 have added to his experience and enthusiasm for the Passive House concept. Ed operates Passive House Ontario, a consulting firm that specializes in strategies for building ultra‐low energy homes.


    LocationAutodesk Canada Co, 210 King E, Toronto, ON M5A 1J7 (Map)
    Date & Time

    Registration: 8:30 am
    Session: 8:45 am - 9:30am

    @ Autodesk Canada
    210 King St. E. Toronto

    $25 Professional
    $20 Student

    For more information contact:
    Jeff Ranson
    Manager of Education & Outreach - Sustainable Buildings Canada
    416-752-3535 x 2
    Time in 1404822600
    RegisterPlease click here to register.
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