Adult Speaker Series: Passive House & Future of Construction

Date: Nov 20, 2017 19:00:00

Join Dr. Guido Wimmers, Chair of the Engineering Graduate Program at UNBC for an interactive discussion about the future of construction, the 4th industrial revolution, Passive House, prefabrication, wood construction and opportunities in Prince George.

Doors open at 6:45pm, lecture begins at 7pm.
This event is FREE!

Dr. Wimmers holds a master degree in architecture and a PhD in building science from the University of Innsbruck. Prior to moving to Canada in 2007 he was head of the building science department of Energie Tirol and worked on Passive House Projects in Austria, Germany, and Italy including large nonresidential buildings and was involved in various research projects in the field of massive timber construction, extreme energy efficient buildings and prefabricated building envelopes. Since in Canada, Guido has been invited to share his refreshing expertise with students of UBC, SFU and BCIT at lectures, worked with UBC students on their master theses 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 and Canadian Wood Council fairs. Guido is one of the initiators of the Austria House in Whistler, Canada’s first Passive House and first CLT application and has worked on truly sustainable projects all across Canada. He is teaching an intensive building science course focusing on high performance buildings across Canada and is also co-author of the Passive Design Tool Kit of the City of Vancouver and a founding director of the Canadian Passive House Institute. Guido is also involved in several research projects in the field of Passive House and high performing envelope components.