Conference Chair


Scott Kennedy

About

Scott Kennedy

Board Co-Chair of Passive House Canada

Scott has been a principal of Cornerstone Architecture, currently a 15 employee firm, since 1988. He is a Professional Engineer with a degree from University of Alberta and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from UBC.

Scott has committed Cornerstone Architecture to start the conversation about Passive House and its principles with each new client. The firm has had success and currently has an 85 suite mixed use 6 storey wood frame Passive House building under construction, and 11 additional Passive House projects at various stages of development.

Scott was the Board Chair of Passive House Canada since October of 2014 and is currently co-chair.

“The Passive House concept is important and I believe we are just getting started. We must spread the word and protect it from being watered down, as it is a wholistic concept that delivers a reliable building if it is executed properly. Hopefully in the future the Passive House standard or something similar will be standard practise and our organization may cease to be relevant other than as a liaison to code committees on the subject. We can only dream.”


Program Committee


Alex Hutton

About

Alex Hutton

P.Eng., Energy Manager, Fraser Health

Alex endeavours to play a leadership role in advancing the implementation of sustainable, resilient and regenerative design principles within the built environment. She does so by focusing on the possibilities for creative solutions that achieve a "tripple top line."​  Alex currently works as an Energy Manager within the Lower Mainland Facilities Management department of Fraser Health, where she is a key champion for Passive House Standard.

James Woodall

About

James Woodall

Sustainable Manager, Allies and Morrison

As Sustainable Manager at Allies and Morrison, James brings over eight years of international experience dedicated to the design and construction of sustainable, environmentally responsive buildings. James holds a Bachelors degree in Architecture in addition to a Masters Degree in Energy and Sustainable Building Design, both from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. James employs a dynamic approach to design, bringing a holistic approach to sustainability in the built environment. His abilities extend from application of the sustainable design solutions to complex analysis and effective project management. James is also a Certified Passive House designer.

Pamela Doherty

About

Pamela Doherty

Independent Architect in Vancouver

Pamela has recently joined Human Studio | Architecture+ Urban Design. As both a registered Australian architect and Intern Architect, AIBC, her professional career of 17 years spans two countries, two hemispheres and two continents. She is a LEED AP and has taken the Passive House Canada Design & Construct Course. Specializing in community architecture, education, seniors living and healthcare, her personal practice is founded on the belief that architecture can be a catalyst for social connection ~ balancing what it takes, in materials and resources, with what it gives, to humanity ~ in the places where we live, learn and heal. Pamela is currently designing a 2-unit Passive House project in North Vancouver.

Sonia Zouari

About

Sonia Zouari

Contemporary Architect, Parks Canada

As a Certified Passive House Designer and Trainer, Green Globes Practitioner and a LEED professional, Sonia has been focusing on high performance buildings in cold and extreme cold climates. She is the Passive House Designer and Project Architect (Former CSV Architects) of the “Salus Clementine – Karen’s Place“; a 4 storey 42 unit affordable housing project in Ottawa. The project pioneered a revolution in high quality affordable housing in North America and is recognised as:

• The first large scale affordable housing building in a "cold climate” in the world to achieve Passive House certification
• The first multi-residential affordable housing in Canada and largest in North America to achieve the International Passive House Standard certification
• The first light steel Passive House construction in North America

Award winning Architect and recognized leader in sustainable design, Sonia’s contributions to Ontario’s built environment and the architectural profession have been recognized by the Ontario Association of Architects part of the OAA's blOAAg series 'Women in Architecture - Ontario' for Women's History Month 2015.