Stuart Hood to Present Passive Aggressive: Façade System Performance at Façade Tectonics

Façade Tectonics Forum Vancouver is a regional conference hosted by Façade Tectonics offers a diverse program of industry leaders sharing innovations in advanced building facades, and emergent drivers that are changing the performance demands on buildings. This Forum’s theme is THE GOOD AND THE BAD: Evolving Considerations and Practices of Building Facade Glazing.

Integral Group is proud to be represented by Stuart Hood, Managing Principal – Vancouver, in the panel discussion:

PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE: Pushing Facade System Performance with Passive House

Monday, July 30, 2018 | 2:45pm – 4:00pm PT

Interest and engagement of passive building as represented by the International Passive House Association standards continues to grow among practitioners, policymakers and code agencies. The passive building strategy balances multiple factors—super-insulation, air tightness, high-performance components, energy-recovery ventilation, minimal space conditioning, and managed solar gain—in pursuit of quantifiable energy efficiency and comfort level. Passive building optimizes efficiency by putting conservation measures first and valuing simplicity over complexity, providing inherently low-tech, affordable building solutions. In addition to energy efficiency, Passive House claims substantial long-term benefits in comfort, air quality, resilience, and an optimal pathway to net-zero or net-positive building energy performance. Passive building principles are independent of building typology and can be effectively applied from residential to tall buildings.


  • Monte Paulsen, Passive House Specialist, RDH Building Science Inc.
  • Stuart Hood, P.ENG, C.ENG, LEED, AP, CPHD, Managing Principal, Integral Group
  • Catherine Lemieux, P.ENG., LEED AP, Principal, Façade Engineering Consultant, Morrison Hershfield

About Stuart

Stuart Hood is a Professional Mechanical Engineer, Certified Passive House Designer, and Managing Principal of Integral Group’s Vancouver office. Stuart has over 30 years of experience and is leading the design on multiple Passive House projects, including multi-family residential projects, recreation centres, fire halls, and single family residential projects. Originating from the UK, Stuart has gained high-level global experience from his involvement in world-class projects in Europe and the Far East, and an in-depth understanding of the integration of engineering and architectural systems for delivering high performance design solutions. He is proactive in following sustainability practices across the world to seek out progressive technologies and strategies that he can incorporate into his projects in North America.

For more information, and to register for this event, please visit Facade Tectonics Forum Vancouver.

Date(s): July 30, 2018

Time: 2:45pm- 4:00pm PT

Speaker: Stuart Hood, Managing Principal