BUILDEX Vancouver: Solar Cladding & Adopting BIPV Systems
Conference: BUILDEX Vancouver
Speaker(s): Sydney Browne
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West
Date: March 23, 2022
Time: 9:00 am
Join Principal Sydney Browne at BUILDEX Vancouver, Western Canada's largest forum connecting the holistic building industry. She will present Solar Cladding: Adopting Building Integrated PhotoVoltaic (BIPV) Systems on Wednesday, March 23rd at 9:00 am PST/ 12:00 pm EST.
The evolution of photovoltaic technology is creating a remarkable opportunity to re-think architectural cladding systems and generate on-site renewable energy. While our first buildings incorporating Building Integrated PhotoVoltaic (BIPV) cladding systems were constructed with standard commodity solar panels, current work makes use of custom-built coloured photovoltaics – the first time these systems have been used in Canada.
In this review of BIPV cladding, Sydney will share experiences gained through the design, approvals and construction of the BIPV cladding at the Manitou a bi Bii daziigae (formerly known as the Innovation Centre Project) in Winnipeg.
Join the session to understand:
- How BIPV panel cladding systems differ from standard rain screen panel cladding
- The regulatory approval process and challenges
- How BIPV cladding contributes to overall energy strategies