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Passive House Canada Conference Social and Tour are Open for Registration!

We would like to thank our Passive House community, speakers, volunteers and delegates for their incredible support! Our Conference is SOLD OUT, but you can still attend the conference social and networking event, in addition to the Passive House Project Tour.

Social and Networking Event:

Passive into Action! BCIT Building Lab Demo Night
Wednesday November 7, 2018 
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
BCIT High Performance Building Lab – 3700 Willingdon Ave. Burnaby

You will not want to miss this event! Held in the one-of-a-kind BCIT High Performance Building Lab, this is sure to be an evening of hands-on fun as you put into practice what you have learned at day one of the Passive House Conference! Hosted by BCIT at the High Performance Building Lab, the evening will provide an opportunity to take part in several stations where you can get your hands dirty – maybe even get a blister on your thumb!

Tickets ($40+tax) include dinner & wine and transportation to and from the convention centre. A big thank you to our sponsors Roofing Contractors Association of BC (RCABC).

Register Today at http://bit.ly/PHCsocial

*Because Conference is sold out please register for the social event using the ‘SOCIAL ATTENDANCE ONLY’ option.

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Passive House Project Tour:

On Friday November 9th Passive House Canada will wrapping up the conference and kicking-off International Passive House Days with project tours.

Whistler Full Day Passive House Project Tour – $125 + GST
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
It’s worth the drive to Whistler! Tour includes the BC Passive House manufacturing plant of prefabricated panels, a single-family residential dwelling, a commercial Passive House building and a MURB under construction. Transportation provided, lunch is not included however participants will have the opportunity to purchase lunch along the way. Tour tickets are non-refundable.

Register Today at http://bit.ly/PHCtour

*Because Conference is sold out please register for the tour using the ‘SOCIAL ATTENDANCE ONLY’ option.


Construction Site Tour of the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre Passive House project

Site Visit

Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre Passive House, 1406 Bowen Road, Nanaimo

by Sarah Brewer, Passive House Canada Intern

 

Field superintendent

Field Superintendent Dallas Clark Renney tours us through the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre Passive House construction site March 2018

 

In mid-March, Passive House Canada office staff toured the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre Passive House site with Field Superintendent Dallas Clark Renney of Saywell Construction Management. As a co-op student from the University of Victoria, I am just learning about Passive House building methodology and this was my first site visit. Dallas greeted us at the site gate with the sleeves of his purple shirt rolled up, wearing well worn work boots and a black hard hat, a tape measured hanging off the pocket of his jeans, and an energy drink in his hand. He had stopped running the heavy machinery to give us the tour.


Passive House Summit Speakers confirmed @ IIDEX Toronto

On Nov. 29 – 30, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will host the third annual Passive House Summit at IIDEX. Comprised of four seminars, the summit will explore policies, principles, case studies and future directions of high performance building. Speakers include Lisa King (City of Toronto), Jamie Stephens (Oxford County), Rob Bernhardt (Passive House Canada), Graham Cubitt (Indwell), Jonathan Kearns (Kearns Mancini Architects), Ilana Judah (FXFOWLE Int’l), and Andrew Peel (Peel Passive House Consulting).


National strategy aims to make high-performance buildings Canada’s standard

by Rob Bernhardt, CEO

When Canada’s federal and provincial energy ministers approved a new buildings strategy for the country in St. Andrews, NB, they set the direction for Canada’s buildings for future decades. Build Smart: Canada’s Buildings Strategy is a comprehensive agreement that outlines the goals for Canada’s buildings, and is a significant step towards making high-performance buildings the standard in Canada.


Ice Box Challenge and Passive House Industry Social scheduled for August 2

We have scheduled a Passive House & Ice Box Challenge Industry Social for Wednesday, August 2. Here is your opportunity to visit the Ice Box Challenge and see the changes that have occurred in the first week. Shaun St. Amour, who oversaw construction of the Ice Box Challenge installation, will present on how the Ice Box Challenge was developed and describe the construction process.


Ice Box Challenge kicks off with legislators, media and the public present

“What’s good for the environment is good for people,” says the Hon. George Heyman, B.C.’s new Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Strategy. Speaking to reporters, Passive House supporters, and members of the public at the July 27 launch of Passive House Canada’s Ice Box Challenge, Heyman says he had seen a demonstration of the Passive House Standard and recognizes the benefits it provides.