How to Assess Passive House Projects in a Changing Climate (Monte Paulsen)

Room 1 • 10:00 - 10:30 AM • Friday, Oct. 19


Passive House buildings are finely tuned for the climate zone in which they are constructed. But how will these buildings perform when the climate changes? This presentation will introduce the study of future climate scenarios, will introduce sources of data for predictive future climate files, will review a procedure for creating predictive PHPP climate files, and will present an example of how the performance of a specific Passive House project may vary according to future climate scenarios.


Monte Paulsen is one of Canada’s most experienced Passive House professionals. He has consulted to more than 50 Passive House projects, including single-family, townhome, mid-rise, high-rise, and mixed-use developments. He has taught for Passive House Canada, and is a regular speaker at Passive House conferences in the U.S. and Europe. And he is a Building Certifier accredited by the international Passive House Institute, based in Darmstadt, Germany. Based in Vancouver, Monte leads the Passive House team at RDH Building Science, with offices in eight cities across the US and Canada.