British Columbia Building Envelope Council

Victoria Luncheon: The Home as a System

Making a home work as a system requires good design, great construction and diligent maintenance. If design, construction and maintenance do not respect the complex and often fragile “sum of the parts” that make up a modern home, that home can quickly fail to deliver a safe, comfortable, and sustainable living environment. In this presentation, Murray Frank of Constructive Home Solutions will explore energy conservation, details for improved durability, advanced mechanical options, and renewable energy choices. The focus will be on balancing these choices based on homeowner priorities as well as the legacy of design and construction choices over the life of the structure. The construction industry is poised at the eve of significant change and this presentation will help builders and homeowners alike with the big picture of how homes work as a system and how that system is evolving. It takes place Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. at Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street, Victoria. To register, go to

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