Passive House projects recognized with 2023 Green Building Awards


Passive House projects recognized with 2023 Green Building Awards

Passive House Canada members’ projects earn kudos in annual SABMagazine awards


Passive House Canada congratulates the teams of three projects that have been recognized with 2023 SABMagazine Green Building Awards.

Perkins + Will’s 2020 SoLo House, located in the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia, received the Residential (Small) Award. A prefabricated home that goes beyond Net Zero, this Passive House certified home was created to be a model of passive strategies that combined energy efficiency with low environmental impact.

SoLo House. Photo: Andrew Latreille / Courtesy: Delta Land Development / Architect: Perkins&Will


The Putman Family YWCA, designed by Kearns Mancini Architects Inc., was awarded the Technical Award. This Hamilton, Ontario building is a 50-unit affordable housing and community centre that used a modular approach to delivering its wall system. The project proves that social and affordable housing can be built to the highest performance standard.

Putnam Family YWCA.


Finally, Hamilton’s Ken Soble Tower was awarded the Existing Building Upgrade Award. Originally built in 1967, the building represents the  the oldest high-rise in CityHousing Hamilton’s portfolio. Completely retrofitted to EnerPHiT standards, the building also gained greater accessibility, light, thermal control and ventilation. Led by ERA Architects, the Ken Soble Tower represents the largest EnerPHiT project in Canada.

Ken Soble Tower. Credit: Doublespace Photography


Don’t miss the Ken Soble Tower and the Putnam Family YWCA building during the Passive House Canada Conference – Hamilton Passive House Project Tour. Get your tickets here.

“These projects display the kind of visionary thinking combined with community action that spurs pivotal change. I’m delighted to see these projects gain the recognitions of their peers and community,” said CEO Chris Ballard.

Passive House Canada offers hearty congratulations to each of the winning projects in this competition for their dedication to net zero, high performance building, as well as to the numerous contractors and manufacturers who supported these visionary projects that deftly illustrate that Passive House is more than achievable.

Read more about each of the projects and their project teams on the Passive House Canada project map.