ZEBx Presents: A Pattern Language from Passive House


“A Pattern Language from Passive House” is an interactive, four-part workshop that teaches cost-effective planning and design of affordable, low-emission, mid-rise, multifamily, wood-framed housing. Presented by the Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx), the “patterns” on which the workshop focuses are solutions to design problems common to multifamily buildings and are based upon a format adapted from the seminal, 1977 work of Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, and Murray Silverstein (et al), A Pattern Language.

The solutions at the center of the workshop will be based upon Passive House methodology, but they are applicable to residential buildings designed to meet Step 4 of the BC Energy Step Code and other high-performing standards (either due to low thermal energy demand or near-zero energy standards).

Monte Paulsen, Passive House Specialist with RDH Building Science, will be facilitating the workshop.

Dates: May 19, 21, 26, 28

Times: 12:00pm — 2:00pm PST

To register and for agenda details, please see the link here.

Note: Discounts are available for BC Association Members. Additionally, if you are a professional in the BC building industry and are currently out of work or working with reduced hours due to the coronavirus pandemic, please contact info@zebx.org for reduced pricing.

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