Delivering High Performance Buildings at Market Rate

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Please note: this course does not take place on the Yestermorrow Campus. This course takes place in Toronto, Ontario. 


For many teams, it is an almost impossible challenge to simultaneously deliver high performance, cost efficient buildings while maintaining high customer satisfaction and profitability. It is not uncommon for high performance commercial buildings to cost 10% - 20% more to build than conventional buildings. Adam Cohen of Passiv Science has been designing and building Passive Commercial Buildings at costs comparable to typical new construction and is achieving Passive Building level results.  

This class will discuss the basics of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Passive Building design principles, LEAN construction, work flows specific to IPD, BIM integration and in-depth instruction in the design ~ estimating integration needed for a successful project.  Specific tools and methods will be taught that cover the design/cost evolution process from initial cost validation to design/cost advancement through real time cost management during construction. 

This training gets students on the same page using the terminology, training and the same tools. They are then invited to become a member of the IPD Community, which is a no cost online open source networked learning platform to hone skills, create, use and simplify tools and systems and share best practices. The vision for the IPD community is an international networked community of practice.

Course Details 

  • Co-sponsored and hosted by Passive Buildings Canada.

  • Course tuition varies based on PBC Membership Level. 

    • PBC individual/student/senior members - $1,000 plus $130 HST tax. 

    • Business level member of PBC - $1,000 plus $130 HST tax. PBC Business members may extend their membership discount to one Non-Member that is interested in signing up with them. 

    • Non-members - $1,200 plus $156 HST tax. Read more about becoming a PBC member here!

  • A continental breakfast will be provided each morning.​

  • Students can receive a certificate of completion for 18 structured learning hours (continuing education) that can be listed on their Ontario Architects Association (OAA) profile.

  • This course is approved for 24 HSW Learning Units through the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

  • To register for this course, please click the register button in the right side bar and process payment through PayPal. You will receive a welcome email from Yestermorrow within one business day. We require full payment at the time of registration. There will be a $100 cancelation fee if you cancel 3 weeks before the start of the course. If you cancel less than 3 weeks before the start of the course, the cancelation fee is $500. If you register for the course and find that you are unable to attend, you may send another student in your place. Please contact Yestermorrow at 888 496 5541 or with any changes to your registration.

  • This course will take place at YWCA Toronto in the Board Room. The street address is 87 Elm Street, Toronto, ON M5G 0A8, Canada



AIA Credit Courses, New Course, Pro Series, Sustainable Design Build


Intermediate, Professional


  • American Institute of Architects (AIA): 24 LU/HSW
  • Ontario Association of Architect (OAA): 18 Continuing Education Hours
  • PHIUS: 12 Continuing Education Credits

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