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ASHRAE BC Dinner Meeting - Energy Code Options for Existing Buildings

  • Italian Cultural Centre 3075 Slocan Street Vancouver, BC, V5M 3E4 Canada (map)

Joint Meeting with IAQA!

Venue:            Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan St., Vancouver, BC
Date:              Wednesday January 11th, 2017
Cost:              ASHRAE BC Chapter Members & IAQA Members $50
                       Other Attendees (Non Chapter Members, Guests) $60
                       Students $10

Schedule:       Doors Open at 5:30pm
                       5:30 - 6:30pm  Registration & Social Hour
                       6:30 - 7:15pm  Dinner & Research Draw
                       7:15 - 7:20pm  Presentation by IAQA Vancouver
                       7:20 - 8:15pm   Speaker Presentation

This presentation explores opportunities to develop new energy efficiency standards for existing buildings in BC through the application of third-party, model standards and codes. The objective is to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings at the time of retrofit and thereby reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The application of energy efficiency standards to existing buildings also has the potential to contribute to a range of non-energy co-benefits, such as enhanced community economic development, resilience to climate change, and improved air quality and health. Implementation options are presented that align with the objectives of the Building Act and with the competency of building officials who enforce the code. The options also promote consistency and innovation within the building regulatory system. Several potential standards were investigated but analysis focuses on staged implementation and enforcement of ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and ASHRAE 100-2015 to retrofits in BC based on historical building permit data.

James Montgomery is a Building Science Research Engineer with RDH Building Science. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia for research on air filtration, energy consumption and indoor air quality. His experience includes designing HVAC and plumbing systems for various building types, and design for renovation projects. Previously, he worked with the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City Scholar program assisting with the development of Energy Benchmarking methodologies and programs for use in British Columbia. His current role focuses primarily on research, monitoring and analysis to improve building energy efficiency, indoor air quality and policy.

Please register for the meeting using the ASHRAE BC Chapter’s web portal, which makes it simple  for you to register and prepay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard). 

All participants must pre-register; walk-ins will not be accommodated. 

If you experience any problems or have questions regarding the registration process please contact: Ali Zahedi, Attendance Coordinator. Tel: 604-298-4858 or email: