The webinar will include:
- Two deep retrofit case studies-Challenges and opportunities for builders
- Why Canada needs to start a deep retrofit movement
- Challenges and opportunities for industry to help start a deep retrofit movement in Canada
- A Q and A
Peter Amerongen has been designing and building energy-efficient houses in and around Edmonton since the 1970s. As a partner at Habitat Studio, he designed and built net-zero energy houses and led Canada’s first net-zero energy affordable multi-family project and Canada’s first net-zero energy church. In 2018, Peter joined Butterwick Projects. He leads the Sundance Housing Co-op panelized deep energy retrofit. He is also a consultant with ReNu Engineering Ltd., where he helps builders develop practical, affordable, low carbon building solutions. Peter is an original member of Edmonton City Council’s Energy Transition Advisory Committee and the CHBA Net Zero Council Management Committee. He is also a Certified Passive House Consultant (PHIUS and PHI).
The founder of Solar Homes Inc., Peter Darlington, started out in the construction industry in 1996 working with stucco and on the building envelope.Four years later, he started his own company called Peter’s Exterior Contracting. Over the last twenty years, he has successfully installed exterior cladding on hundreds of homes and commercial buildings.In 2014, Peter took interest in an online course by Marc Rosenbaum titled Zero Net Energy Homes and later also became accredited as a Certified Passive House Consultant. This launched what would be the next phase in Peter’s career. He soon founded Solar Homes Inc. in order to offer contracting and consulting services to those looking to reduce their environmental footprint. On September 1, 2015, Peter transformed his ordinary house into a Net Zero energy solar home.