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  • Luiz Bezerra posted a discussion in Vancouver
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  • Discussion in Vancouver
    Hello, Vancouver-area members
    If you're a PHPP user, please note that PHI notifications regarding updates to the PHPP are posted on the Passive House Canada website at: www.passivehousecanada.com/phpp-... (under the Software Updates tab)
    There have been a couple of updates in recent months, so...
    see more Hello, Vancouver-area members
    If you're a PHPP user, please note that PHI notifications regarding updates to the PHPP are posted on the Passive House Canada website at: www.passivehousecanada.com/phpp-... (under the Software Updates tab)
    There have been a couple of updates in recent months, so check it out.
  • Cillian Collins posted a discussion in Vancouver
    There is also a Canada forum on the iPHA forum that Adam has set up if you have questions you wish to reach a wider audience.
    forum.passipedia.org/viewforum.p...

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  • Brett Sichello posted a discussion in Vancouver
    Does anyone know how to relate BCBC Heating Degree Days to PHPP Climate Data files? For example, we have a five story multifamily building in Clearwater which is Climate Zone 6, 5700 HDD. The closest PHPP Climate Data set is in Blue River so we've adjusted for altitude from 690m to 460m and... see more Does anyone know how to relate BCBC Heating Degree Days to PHPP Climate Data files? For example, we have a five story multifamily building in Clearwater which is Climate Zone 6, 5700 HDD. The closest PHPP Climate Data set is in Blue River so we've adjusted for altitude from 690m to 460m and the PHPP lists the following under Data for Heating - Annual Method:

    227 Heating / Cooling Period
    106 Heating / Cooling Degree Hours
    121 Radiation North
    305 Radiation East
    622 Radiation South
    327 Radiation West
    455 Horizontal Radiation

    How can we convert the 106 Heating / Cooling Degree Hours and/or 227 Heating / Cooling Period to "Heating Degree Days" to see if we are working with an "apples to apples" heating degree day comparison?
    • Mark Ashby Hi Brett; Am I correct that you are lobbying to have your PHPP model validated for step code compliance? You can convert kKh to HDD fairly simply, (but I suspect that the calculation methods are... see more Hi Brett; Am I correct that you are lobbying to have your PHPP model validated for step code compliance? You can convert kKh to HDD fairly simply, (but I suspect that the calculation methods are different enough that one can't simply convert). 106 kKhx1000/24=4417 HHD. This is miles lower than the 5700 HDD assessed for the location. If 5700 is correct, I'll be avoiding Clearwater in the winter! These alpine climates vary significantly. FWIW, Cache Creek gets 3700 HDD at a comparable elevation. Cache Creek and Blue River are a similar distance from Clearwater. This all leads me to one of two possibilities: either 5700 HDD is inaccurate, or Blue Water is too far away to be valid for Clearwater.
      4 months ago
    • Brett Sichello Hi Mark, thanks for the quick response and formula. We aren't lobbying at this point as the building is already constructed however there is another smaller Part 9 project, which we aren't... see more Hi Mark, thanks for the quick response and formula. We aren't lobbying at this point as the building is already constructed however there is another smaller Part 9 project, which we aren't involved with, where the energy modeler asked what HDD value we used.

      I agree that the 5700 HDD seems entirely out of line and that is a different discussion we are having with the local Authority with Jurisdiction however they have already indicated that they do not have anyone on staff that can speak to this issue. We ended up using the Blue River PHPP climate data to err on the side of caution, adjusted for altitude and then compared it to multiple different data sets before proceeding with the model.
      4 months ago
  • Balazs Farkas posted a discussion in Vancouver
    Hi everyone, I am looking for general contractors active on Vancouver Island (Courtenay area) with PH experience or interested in working on a PH project for a single family residential project. Talked to a handful of contractors; the one contractor with related experience is not willing to... see more Hi everyone, I am looking for general contractors active on Vancouver Island (Courtenay area) with PH experience or interested in working on a PH project for a single family residential project. Talked to a handful of contractors; the one contractor with related experience is not willing to quote the project at a fixed price (wants to contract using cost+). Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks, Balazs
  • Neal Turner posted a discussion in Vancouver
    Hi All
    I am looking for any stats anyone may have exploring projected growth for Passive House, for Vancouver/BC/Canada. I read a lot about it and understand the Step Code requirements but haven't been able to see any actual data monitoring the growth. The closest I found reported projects on...
    see more Hi All
    I am looking for any stats anyone may have exploring projected growth for Passive House, for Vancouver/BC/Canada. I read a lot about it and understand the Step Code requirements but haven't been able to see any actual data monitoring the growth. The closest I found reported projects on the books in Van in this article. www.vancourier.com/news/vancouve...
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