Deep Retrofits in Manitoba

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Deep Retrofits in Manitoba

What are the experiences of doing deep retrofits in the Manitoba climate?

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  • 1 hour
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Deep retrofits, also known as High Performance retrofits (HPR) is a whole-building analysis and construction process that aims at achieving on-site energy efficiency improvements compared to baseline. It involves multiple systems in an integrated approach that has impacts on energy, indoor air quality, durability, and thermal comfort.

These retrofits are possible in Manitoba and not particularly technically challenging when using the right approach and system. However, HPRs are expensive using the Business as Usual approach to Climate Change adaptation so how can we think critically about the social and economic changes that will be necessary to accomplish the task of retrofitting or rebuilding Manitoba's stock of older residential buildings.

What are the opportunities and obstacles to high performance retrofits?

Join Donald Proven, a member with Sun Certified Builders Coop, on Thursday December 1st at noon, as he presents specific examples to help us understand the evolution of methods and materials used and why it is that things are done the way they are.

Social time at The Good Will to follow at 4:30 that evening, December 1st (no ticket required).

Tickets to the talk are $20. SBM sustaining members get 50% off and session is free for student members. Become a member now (if you are not already).


Donald Proven is a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) and Tradesperson (CPHT) and a proud founding member of Sun Certified Builders Cooperative Limited. He has been learning about high performance buildings and retrofits since he was a teenager. He lives in a deeply retrofitted 1950s Riverview bungalow with his wife Roselle.

Sun Certified Coop build residential and commercial buildings that meet measurable energy standards. They use Energy Modeling to guide us to Passive House or Net Zero Energy building results that are economical and environmentally sustainable.

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