Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology

November 6 - 8, 2017 

Vancouver, BC

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are currently being accepted on building science research, design and practice.  The organizing committee is currently inviting both conference paper and presentation abstract submittals for the event until October 31, 2016.

The abstracts are to be submitted online at

Download the call for abstracts flyer here.

Buildings XIII International Conference

Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XIII International Conference

The thirteenth (13) international conference on Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XIII will be held December 5–8, 2016. This conference will present two tracks:

PRINCIPLES – Devoted to Research
PRACTICES – Focusing on Practical Applications and Case Studies

You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation in either the Principles (research) or Practices (practical applications) track. Special topic Workshops will be presented before or after the conference. A written paper will be required for all presentations.

Papers should focus on the development of High Impact Technologies and processes to be life cycle cost effective, and reduce energy use and environmental consequences. Papers should demonstrate how their topics, on the Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelope of Whole Buildings, will lead to high performance buildings. Papers on case studies need to be unique and new. Papers in the Practices Track should provide technologies ready for implementation; those in the Principles Track shall show the promise of short to mid-term.

Membership Costs

Corporate $250    /    Individual    $50    /    Student $25

Please go to the Membership tab to review the benefits of each and what level would best suit you.  

Online Membership Registration and Renewal

Individuals or Companies wishing to become members of MBEC can simply click Become a member of MBEC (in the MEMBERSHIP heading), fill out a simple membership application, pay the affordable yearly fee online and you're done!

To renew your membership, go to the MEMBERSHIP heading and simply click Membership Renewal (you will be prompted to login).  From there, you are moments away from renewing your membership for another year.  
Corporate Membership Structure

For a small fee of $250, the Corporate Membership allows up to 6 individuals from an organization to attend MBEC seminars at no cost.

Corporate Memberships include:

  • MBEC seminars and events for up to 6 individuals may attend at no cost
  • Ability to have an unlimited list of names under the membership; any of those 6 may attend MBEC seminars and events at no cost
  • Access to Members Only section of MBEC web site (members list, MBEC forum, etc)
  • Subscription to MBEC news and updates

Any additional attendees over the allotted six will be invoiced directly to the company at a rate of $10 per individual. 

Please note, the main bundle administrator will be the one responsible for adding individual names to their corporate bundle list.  This will help ensure all in the company desiring to be kept in the loop with MBEC activities be made aware of such.

Passive House Design & Construction Course

CanPHI is holding a Passive House Design and Construction course which will provide you with the fundamental knowledge to set you on the path to design and build compliant Passive House buildings, meaning an 80 - 90% reduction in annual heating and cooling energy, and reduced mechanical systems.  

Training material will be geared to practical applications within the Canadian building environment and building codes.  The course represents the first step in becoming a certified Passive House designer or consultant, and will enable participants to be actively involved in the design and construction of Passive House buildings.  

The course also helps you prepare for the PHI Certified Passive House Designer Exam.

April 6 - 10, 2015

9am - 5pm

$1,500 plus GST

Manitoba Hydro Place

Register Here

 What you'll learn:

  • Passive House design theory
  • Building science for radical conservation
  • Building envelope optimization for cold climates
  • Hands-on building performance modeling using the PHPP design software
  • Mechanical system design for comfort and performance
  • Thermal bridge-free design of building assemblies
  • Architectural details and technical solutions
  • Detailed case study examples of current Canadian Passive house projects
Complete course outline and details can be found HERE.

Upcoming events

November 24, 2016 3:00 PM (CST) • RRC Exchange District Campus (160 Princess Street) - P107 CGA Manitoba Room

Upcoming Events

November 24, 2016 - MECB - What it is and Where we are now...

January 2017 - Tools of the Trade Building Diagnostics

Group 1: Infrared

Group 2: Window and Component Testing

Group 3: Blower Door

Group 4: Water Penetration Testing on Window Assembly

Group 5: Whole Building and Component Air Leakage Testing

Group 6: Pull Testing/Air Barrier

February 2017 - Roofing Membrane Technology Issues and Strategies Series: Common Pitfalls to a Re-roof Project

March 2017 - Concert Hall Building Envelope Retrofit: Part 1: Presentation on the Design

April 2017 - Red River College Notre Dame Campus Trades Building

May 2017 - Energy Modeling/Cost Analysis in Regards to Building Envelope

*Topics and dates may vary

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