Making a high performance building requires a high performance business, says architect and builder
August 29, 2017 by John Bleasby
Architect and certified Passive House consultant Adam Cohen will be visiting Toronto in September to share his experience on building high performance buildings. Hosted by the non-profit Passive Buildings Canada where Mr. Cohen is on the board, these courses will provide builders and architects with tools to make their businesses responsive to the environment and to their clients.
Both courses are at being held at the YWCA Toronto, 87 Elm Street. The first, Designing and Building a Successful Design/Build Business, will take place on Sept. 16 and 17, with the second course, Delivering High Performance Buildings at Market Rate Sept. 20, 21 and 22.
Registration is required for both courses.
Register on-line for Designing and Building a Successful Design/Build Business: CLICK HERE.
Register on-line for Delivering High Performance Buildings at Market Rate: CLICK HERE
Adam Cohen is a recognized national leader in the Passive House movement. He has presented technical papers at both national and international Passive House conferences. His leadership in commercial Passive House design has made him a sought-after speaker, consultant and teacher of advanced courses in Passive House ultra-low energy design. He served for five years as Vice-Chair of the Passive House Institute US technical committee from its founding in 2010 and is co-creator and teacher of Passive House Institute U.S.’s builder training curriculum.
“As an architect and Passive House builder and trainer I love talking and teaching about great buildings. But great buildings need strong businesses, and we don’t talk enough about how to do that,” says Cohen. “We assume if you know how to build a good building you know how to build a good business. Unfortunately that isn’t true. The good news is that there are concrete approaches that work that result in better buildings at better prices with better customer satisfaction. I’m excited to be able to share these approaches.”
Passive Buildings Canada is an organization that aims to grow the low-energy-building movement and build a more sustainable, healthy Canada and planet. Our vision is that all Canadian buildings will be durable, energy efficient and comfortable through the use of Passive House principles.
Passive Buildings Canada President Terrell Wong said in media release, “I’m an architect who has focused on sustainable building for years and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to have someone of Adam’s experience and expertise help Canada not just build sustainable buildings but sustainable businesses.”
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