BUILDEX Vancouver 2022

BUILDEX Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest forum connecting the holistic building industry. Attendees join to interact, learn and discover the newest innovations from a market in constant transformation. Future work, carbon reduction and wellbeing, digitization and industrialization are three critical themes threaded throughout the event’s content, features, and events this year. As we lean into 2022 and look ahead to 2030, BUILDEX recognizes the achievements, challenges, and opportunities facing professionals of British Columbia’s built environment. BUILDEX Vancouver returns in person not just as a conference and trade show, but as a driver and facilitator of industry progress in these momentous times.

Integral Group is proud to be represented at BUILDEX Vancouver 2022 in the following three sessions:

Bringing Climate Action Home: Key Lessons from BC Housing’s MBAR Project

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Over half of Vancouver’s carbon pollution is linked with the buildings sector, including emissions from heating space and water, and embodied carbon in the materials used for new development. BC Housing’s Mobilizing Adaptation and Resilience (or MBAR) project is a multi-year initiative to build industry capacity for adaptive and resilient design in the housing sector.

This presentation will share key MBAR initiatives to support low carbon resilience in the residential building sector, highlighting lessons learned about the value and key challenges of implementing a low-carbon resilient approach. Following this presentation, attendees will have a greater understanding of:

  • Key findings from work to date on best practices for emissions reduction and resilient design of residential buildings
  • Carbon-cutting and resilience initiatives planned for existing and new residential development
  • A sneak-peak at what’s next for the MBAR initiative and climate action in the residential sector

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Constructing Lower Embodied Carbon Buildings: It Takes an (Interdisciplinary) Village

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 |  2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

There is increasing awareness of how embodied carbon is tied into multiple elements of a building. This panel discussion invites professionals from various disciplines to share their own experiences of how they have interacted with the challenge of reducing the embodied carbon of real, recent, projects.

Points of discussion include:

  • What worked and what didn’t
  • Challenges and opportunities other disciplines may not consider
  • Identifying gaps in current frameworks
  • Sharing lessons from local case studies

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Leading with Passive House: Insights and Lessons for the Future

Thursday, March 24, 2022 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

During this session, design leaders of first of their kind Passive House projects in Canada share transformational insights and lessons from their experience using the framework to respond to the challenge of the climate crisis.

The first speaker will describe how applying the Passive House Standard can fundamentally change the project team dynamic and design approach. They will share how to use the tools of Passive House to shift the focus from cost to value for low carbon performance and high‐quality human experience.

The second presenter will speak to the process and benefits of using Passive House to optimize building systems for synergistic objectives while addressing the need for healthier and more resilient buildings.

Attend the session to:

  • Understand how to leverage Passive House tools and principles to guide design decisions effectively
  • Learn how to use the Passive House Planning Package to prioritize project budget spending and evaluate costs for the greatest value
  • Become familiar with the process of balancing passive and active building systems to benefit energy performance, comfort, and resilient building operations

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Date(s): March 23, 2022