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Partnering for Transformation
Industry leaders and government officials shaping the buildings of tomorrow.
November 7 - 8, 2018 • Vancouver Convention Centre East • Vancouver, BC
Dear Community Partners and Colleagues,
Never has the global policy context been as unified or as relevant as it is to Canadian practitioners today. Build Smart – Canada’s Buildings Strategy, has set our country on a course of incredible market transformation.
As the implications of this federal and provincial climate action agreements and initiatives become more widely understood, Canadians in the design and construction sector will experience a rapid increase in the number of high performance buildings being delivered.
Passive House standard sets the benchmark and, more importantly, reliably delivers results. Canada and the world require the performance levels Passive House provides, including co-benefits such as comfort, health, affordability, resilience, and indoor air quality.
This conference offers the opportunity to all participants to become Partners in Transformation and drive the attainment of national and global emission reduction targets.
In keeping with the conference theme – Partnering for Transformation – this conference is one of three integrated events. Passive House Canada has partnered with the Canadian Wood Council and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (which includes North America) in coordinating our three annual conferences in one time and place.
This collaboration among industry experts, and national and global leaders provides an environment to drive our practices, partnerships and built environment to one that is unified, accessible, and sustainable.
Our staff and volunteers have invested innumerable hours to ensure the conference program is both engaging and informative. The response to our call for proposals was amazing, with almost 100 proposals received! Our volunteer program committee undertook a blind selection process followed by further reviews to create a balance of sessions reflecting stakeholder feedback from past events and formal data collection to provide a program with the most relevance.
We invite you to take advantage of the numerous opportunities to meet the leaders of our wood industry and global policy leaders during joint events and to enjoy conversations with colleagues as much as the sessions, all of which supports our goal to Build Better & Feel Better.