24
May 2017

Technical Energy Modelling Guidelines and City of Vancouver Building Bylaw Update

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Emma Talbott at etalbott@apeg.bc.ca for any inquiries.
Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM-12:00 PM: Technical Energy Modelling Guidelines and City of Vancouver
Location: Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites 1100 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2B6
Presenter: Patrick Enright, P.Eng, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C
Green Building Engineer, City of Vancouver

Chris Higgins, CPHC, LEED AP Homes
Green Building Planner, City of Vancouver

Christian Cianfrone, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C
Principal and Building Energy Practice Lead, Morrison Hershfield
Credit: 3.5 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $59.00 + GST = $61.95 until May 10, 2017

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $89.00 + GST = $93.45

Non-Member Price: $89.00 + GST = $93.45

Student Member Price: $89.00 + GST = $93.45
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by May 10, 2017 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
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Meeting Vancouver's 2050 renewable energy target will require the majority of new buildings to be built to achieve zero emissions by 2030. A significant step to achieving this is the establishment of the Zero Emissions Building Policy and policy updates set to come into effect May 1, 2017. In order to be compliant with the new policy, the City of Vancouver's energy modelling guidelines make evident assumptions to take into consideration when demonstrating compliance with the new City of Vancouver rezoning policy.

This half-day workshop will build capacity among professionals in the sustainability building sectors and involve specialists in energy modelling and from the City of Vancouver. This workshop will discuss the energy modelling guidelines and their ability to guide the implementation and compliance with the City of Vancouver’s rezoning policy. In addition, the City of Vancouver will provide a Low Rise Housing update to the Vancouver Building Bylaw.

Session Overview

Audience:

  • Primary: Engineers involved in the planning, design, and construction of sustainable housing within the city of Vancouver.
  • Secondary: Engineers that work on low-rise housing projects in the municipality.
  • Tertiary: Other engineers that are interested in, integrating, or have future plans to work in the planning, designing, and construction of construction of sustainable buildings.

Scope:

  • Includes technical energy modelling guideline examples and their assistance in demonstrating compliance with the Zero Emissions Building Plan.
  • Focusses on using the modelling guidelines as a tool to ensure compliance with the Zero Emissions Building Plans are met.
  • Includes updates to the Rezoning Policy.
  • Focusses on updates to the policy stemming from the Zero Emissions Building Plan. Examples will be provided.
  • Includes updates to the Low-Rise Housing update to the Vancouver Building Bylaw.

Learning Objectives:

  • To learn about the energy modeling inputs that may have a large impact on the Policy’s performance targets.
  • To learn about acceptable energy modelling software, standardized assumptions, calculation of envelope heat loss and working with passively cooled buildings.
  • To learn about the energy performance and water efficiency targets applicable to large (commercial/residential buildings) and low rise housing in Vancouver.  
  • To identify next steps.

Presenters

Patrick Enright, P.Eng, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C
Green Building Engineer, City of Vancouver

Patrick Enright is the Green Building Engineer with the City of Vancouver’s Sustainability Group, where he works on green building policy for new large (Part 3) buildings. Current priorities include the implementation of the Zero Emissions Building Plan, with the first step being the recent update of the Green Building Policy for Rezonings. Patrick is a professional engineer with years of experience in the building industry, including a number of years in Vancouver with a well-known mechanical engineering firm in design and energy modeling. His time there included projects such as the Sinclair Centre Redevelopment, the Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility reviews, and the UBC Centre for Sports Medicine.
 

Chris Higgins, CPHC, LEED AP Homes
Green Building Planner, City of Vancouver

Chris’s work is focused on addressing climate change with solutions that can be repeated on a large scale to improve the built environment. Chris works with the City of Vancouver as a Green Building Planner, his work is focused on making building codes that address climate change for residential wood frame construction.  Chris also works with leading projects (Passive House, Living Building Challenge, R2000 Net Zero) to remove barriers in the building code or zoning and development bylaw.

Prior to working with the City, Chris worked with the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). Chris developed the Canadian standard, launched a national network of service organizations, and certified thousands of homes. Chris presently sits on the board of directors for Passive House Canada. Chris grew up in Newfoundland but has made British Columbia his home for the last 17 years. 
 

Christian Cianfrone, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C
Principal and Building Energy Practice Lead, Morrison Hershfield

With over a decade of focused experience, Christian is one of Canada’s industry leaders in building energy efficiency, energy code and energy simulation, having worked on hundreds of projects across North America.  In addition, Christian represents MH on numerous North American technical committees. Christian sits on the Energy and Engineering Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the CaGBC, Chairs the USGBC Energy and Atmosphere TAG, and has helped develop energy policy for some of Canada’s largest cities, including Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto. He has also been instrumental in developing and delivering professional education on current industry topics relating to energy efficiency, simulation, codes, and ventilation.

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