Cillian Collins to Present at the Global Passive House Happy Hour (Jan 13)

January 08, 2021


The Global Passive House Happy Hour is held Wednesdays at 4 pm (Pacific), 7 pm (Eastern), midnight (British), and 11 am (Thursdays, Australian Eastern). Join us 30 minutes early for pre-show networking and stick around following the main event for our After Hour!

Next week we welcome Cillian Collins, senior architect at Perkins + Will’s Vancouver office, to present the stunning SoLo project. This off-grid, all-electric, mass timber Passive House designed in partnership with Delta Land Developments, is a prototype for off-grid, zero carbon construction. Given the project’s remote location in British Columbia’s Soo Valley, the team constructed the building using prefabricated panels manufactured offsite. SoLo’s robust building envelope is designed to withstand a wide range of outside temperatures, with lows reaching ‑30°C in the winter and highs reaching over 30°C in the summer.

Cillian will present on the stewardship-based model that informed SoLo’s design and will share challenges, lessons learned, and the feasibility of mass timber Passive House projects in Canada. He will be joined by special guest Kirk Robinson, Senior Vice President Delta Land Development who, in addition to SoLo, is responsible for other exciting projects like Canada’s Earth Tower.

About Our Global Passive House Happy Hours

Fast. Factual. Fun. These open, FREE gatherings are a (virtual) place for the global Passive House community—and anyone interested in low-carbon building design—to come together, hear from the world’s top practitioners, and meet one another. They’re fast-paced, high-energy, and habit-forming. They are also open to all, regardless of geography, profession, experience level, or favorite certification type. Come drink in some Passive House knowledge and camaraderie.


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