Stuart Hood Presents West Vancouver Passive House – Beauty and Efficiency at NAPHN18

North American Passive House Network’s 2018 conference (NAPHN18) convenes in a hotspot of Passive House design and construction: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Thanks to a strong professional base, innovative governmental policy supporting Passive House, and a community of forward-thinking developers and housing agencies, Pennsylvania is home to one of the largest concentrations of major Passive House and other deep green development on the continent.

The theme for NAPHN18 is Passive (House) First: It’s About Resilience – Not Just Rating Systems.

Integral Group is proud to be represented by Managing Principal, Stuart Hood, as a presenter in the session:

West Vancouver Passive House – Beauty and Efficiency

Solutions Using Passive House | Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 10:45am – 11:15am

An innovative fusion of beauty and efficiency, this single family Passive House home in West Vancouver sets a new precedent for Passive House projects across the globe. Scheduled for completion in 2018, the revolutionary home by renowned residential Architects Battersby Howat combines contemporary west coast architecture with an innovative mechanical system and a solar photo voltaic array to achieve a Passive, Net Zero energy home.

The house incorporates CLT construction, floor-to-ceiling glass for uncompromised ocean views, deep overhangs to protect against solar radiation, and Isokorb thermally isolated slabs on the residences’ balconies. These design elements are combined with a mechanical system utilizing next generation ERV’s with air source heat pumps and hydronic heating and cooling in the supply air, delivering heating and cooling to the entire home.

Hear this compelling story from the homeowner and engineer behind this state-of-the-art home overflowing with unique design features, and learn how solar shading was optimised using dynamic modelling to supplement PHPP modelling results and minimise overheating.


For more information and to register, please visit NAPHN18.

Date(s): October 20, 2018

Time: 10:45am - 11:15am

Speaker: Stuart Hood, Managing Principal