Speaker: David Elfstrom
Topic: Passive House Standard
When: August 15, 2010
Event: Climate Change Conference 2010
David Elfstrom founded his own engineering firm in 2008 to focus on energy efficiency in buildings. He is driven to reduce fossil fuel consumption of buildings, especially homes and multi-unit residential buildings, in preparation for an energy-restricted low-carbon future.
In 2006 David completed the Sustainable Building Design & Construction program at Fleming College, where he worked on a team designing and building an outdoor education centre near Haliburton, Ontario. He applies a combination of engineering and principles of permaculture when addressing sustainability in buildings.
David is a volunteer with Post Carbon Toronto and is a director of the Ontario Straw Bale Building Coalition. In 2010 he founded Passive Buildings Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the Passive House standard to Canada. He is a licensed professional engineer and LEED Accredited Professional.