Living Future 2015 has ended
The time for “Do less harm” has passed. It’s time for the beginning of being; the beginning of a Living Future. Join us next April for Living Future 2015. We’ll explore a genuine sense of place and community as the bellwether of truly restorative design.

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Thursday, April 2 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
“Conservation First!” The common cry of Passive House, Zero Energy, and Living Building

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Efficiency is the thread that connects Living Building Challenge with Zero Energy and Passive House building. The predictable reductions in energy demand that Passive House delivers make it a powerful way to reach net zero energy and achieve LBC’s energy petal. In urban contexts with limited space for solar panels, this “conservation first” approach can be mission critical. Session participants will learn about the building assemblies and modeling tools that practitioners use to build resilient über-efficient buildings. As case study, presenters will examine UniverCity, the sustainable urban village near Vancouver BC that combines LBC, Zero Energy, and Passive House approaches.

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Dale Mikkelsen

Director of Development, SFU Community Trust
Dale is the Director of Development for the SFU Community Trust, developer of UniverCity, a model sustainable community adjacent to Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. Prior to working with SFU Community Trust, Dale was the lead project planner for the City of Vancouver's 2010... Read More →
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Dan Whitmore

House Consultant and Builder, Hammer & Hand / Passive House Northwest
Dan has worked in the construction industry since 1987 as a carpenter, general contractor, builder, and even FEMA Inspector. His introduction to high-performance building came at an early and impressionable age when, in 1977, his family built an award-winning Solar Home in Oklahoma... Read More →

Thursday April 2, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Aspen Room Sheraton Hotel

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