Heritage Vancouver Society

Tour: Downtown Granville & the Historic Commodore Ballroom
Join 2015 BC Book Prize winner Aaron Chapman for Live at the Commodore and Senior Downtown Planner Michael Gordon and explore the evolution of Granville Street – one of Vancouver’s core main streets. The tour will comprise of two parts, one focuses on the creation of Granville Street, its emergence as a shopping and banking street and then the transformation into Theatre Row as well as its continuing emergence as a renewed commercial street. The other part is a tour of the Commodore building itself focusing on the history of that section of Granville being a local of how the entertainment industry grew prior to Theatre Row, to what it is today

Date: August 1, 2015, 11am-1pm
Location: The Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Learning Units: 2 Non-Core LU
Cost: $21; Heritage Vancouver Members $15
To register: http://www.heritagevancouver.org/#commodore

Canadian Passive House Institute West

One Day Introduction to Passive House Design and Construction Course
This one day course is a 100 level foundation course. It will provide you with a fundamental understanding of the elements of the Passive House Design, which leads to cost effective, low energy buildings with increased occupant comfort and reduced mechanical systems. You will learn about: Passive House design fundamentals, Super-insulated envelopes, Methods for achieving extreme air tightness, Passive house quality windows, leading ventilation design principles, Passive house economics and costs.

Two dates and locations:

Date: September 17, 2015, 8:30am-4:45pm
Location: Parksville Community Conference Centre, 132 Jensen Ave E, Parksville, BC
Cost: Cost dependent on membership type
Learning Units: 5.75 Core LU
To register: http://canphi.ca/event/introduction-to-passive-house-design-and-construcion/

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Date: September 26, 2015, 8:30am-4:45pm
Location: City Hall, 453 W 12th Ave, Vancouver
Learning Units: 5.75 Core LU
Cost: Cost dependent on membership type
To register: http://canphi.ca/event/introduction-to-passive-house-design-and-construction/