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December 16th 2014:How the Passive House standard helps build a better world

Reducing energy consumption through proper design is the most cost-effective means towards net-zero.

The Passive House standard has done the analysis and found how to reduce the energy consumption of buildings by 90% for approximately 10% extra cost.

In this episode Dr. Guido Wimmers of the Canadian Passive House Institute will speak with Shane about Passive House and how the standard frees us from unsustainable practices.

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Dr. Guido Wimmers

Dr. Guido Wimmers is the chair of the new Master of Engineering in Integrated Wood Design Program at UNBC. Guido holds a master in engineering and architecture and a PhD in building science. Prior to moving to Canada in 2007 he worked as a consultant designing and building Passive Houses in Austria, Germany, and Italy. Since in Canada, Guido has been invited to share his refreshing expertise with students of UBC, SFU and BCIT at lectures and has given numerous seminars and talks about the next leap in building technology at forums and international conventions including the GLOBE convention, the CAGBC summit, ICBEST, BCBEC or the World Conference in Timber Engineering. Guido is on
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