Passive House Canada Conference 2019

Passive House Canada is hosting the 2019 Passive House Canada Conference at the University of Toronto Scarborough in Toronto, ON on October 17-18, 2019. Passive House Canada sets a global standard benchmark against which high-performance and energy-efficient buildings can be measured up against. The Passive House Canada Conference serves as a platform for sharing, advocating and advancing the high-performance building agenda. It provides attendees with the opportunity to meet industry leaders, engage in discussion and attend informative sessions on various passive building topics.

Integral Group is proud to be represented by the following conference speakers:

  • Niall Byrne – Commissioning Associate
  • Christian Tirona – Mechanical Designer
  • Chris Doel – Mechanical Principal

Read below for session descriptions.

University of Victoria Student Housing and Dining Project: A Case Study in Large-scale Passive House Design

Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 10:15 am – 11:45 am | Breakout Session 1: PH On Campus – Part 3 Case Studies 

With a deep commitment to climate action and greenhouse gas mitigation, the University of Victoria has directed that its new 782-bed student housing and dining project be designed to the Passive House standard. Realizing this level of performance requires focus, creativity, and constant evaluation of performance measures. The Residence is among the few projects aiming to achieve Passive House certification with a fully equipped commercial kitchen. The project consists of two buildings including a 600-seat dining hall, a commercial kitchen (8,700 meals/day), meeting spaces and academic classrooms. The design adopts a wide range of measures to reduce the high-energy intensity embedded with the kitchen operation, including high-efficiency ventilation design, kitchen layout optimization and utilization of waste heat sources. Join Marine and Kaz in this conference session and gain practical guidance on how to incorporate energy-efficient measures into large buildings and how some challenges are not a barrier to delivering PH buildings.


Balancing Passive House with OBC in Multi-Residential Buildings

Friday, October 18, 2019 | 10:15 am – 11:45 am | Breakout Session 9: Technical Solutions for Multi-Family Buildings


This presentation will provide an overview of the MEP system design for a Passive House Multi-Residential Community Housing project in Windsor, ON. Focusing on the system selection rationale and how the Passive House requirements can be integrated with OBC needs as well as the MEP strategies, this presentation will also touch on the challenging plug-load, DHW and occupancy rate considerations for community housing projects and its impact on the primary energy demand requirements of Passive House.


  • Niall Byrne | Integral Group
  • Christian Tirona | Integral Group

For more information and to register for these events visit Passive House Canada Conference 2019.

Date(s): October 17, 2019