CEO Letter – January 2023

I want to begin by wishing our Passive House community a happy new year. I hope you are starting 2023 both relaxed and refreshed. While the new year is fresh, our Passive House Canada team has hit the ground running as we prepare for a number of exciting events and projects we’ll be unveiling over… Read more »

Luiz Bezerra

Senior Manager Letter – Welcome to Winter 2023

Welcome to 2023 A letter from PHC Senior Manager, Luiz Bezerra I am delighted to share with you Passive House Canada’s Winter 2023 Course Calendar, which provides an overview of courses we will be offering from January through March 2023. There has never been a better time to be educated in the design and construction… Read more »

exterior rendering of Evolve building in BC

Meet Passive House Canada’s Newest Directors

Meet Passive House Canada’s Newest Directors New board members share a passion for sustainable building This month, Passive House Canada welcomes four new directors to the Board of Directors, as well as one returning director, engineer Jeremiah Point. The directors, who officially began their tenure on January 1, 2023, were elected and confirmed at the… Read more »

CEO Letter – December 2022

Ontario Bill 23 The recent passing of Ontario’s Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, has left many in the Ontario – and national – Passive House design and building community stunned. Passive House Canada has worked with dozens of Ontario municipalities over the past three years to help develop “green” building standards, aligned with… Read more »

Members Spotlight: Evelyne Bouchard – Reimagining Quebec

  After wetting her feet with Passive House projects at Local Practice Architecture + Design (British Columbia), architect Evelyne Bouchard returned to her roots, starting her firm, Tandem architecture écologique, in Hemmingford, Quebec in 2017. While designing high performance buildings, Bouchard has remained active in the Passive House Canada community. She was elected to the… Read more »

CEO Letter – November 2022

Ontario Bill 23 I want to update you about proposed legislation in Ontario that threatens the uptake of Passive House standard by municipalities. Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, was introduced by the Provincial Government late last month. There are many problems with this bill, but most important to us is that it… Read more »

CEO Letter – September 2022

September is here! After two years of countless restrictions, I’m happy to see people took much-needed time this summer to disconnect, relax and travel and are now getting back into the swing of autumn.   It has been a busy season for us at Passive House Canada as we plan for our September Symposium, meet with… Read more »

Member’s Spotlight: Edie Dillman, B.Public Prefab

Edie Dillman (pictured) is CEO and a co-founder of B. Public Prefab in Santa Fe, New Mexico – a woman-owned public benefit company specializing in prefab for high performance building. She’ll be presenting at the upcoming Passive House Canada Prefab Symposium   Member’s Spotlight Positive Disruptor: Edie Dillman, B.Public Prefab   What was your path… Read more »

New educational partnership with Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) will help fill trades gap

A new Pathway to Certification for Trades course will be co-delivered with NAIT on its downtown Edmonton campus, pictured here (image courtesy NAIT)   (Victoria, B.C. – Wednesday, August 24, 2022) A new educational partnership with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) will expand in-person course delivery options for the Pathway to Certification for… Read more »

Members Spotlight: Brett Sichello, NIDO

  Brett Sichello (B.Arch 2003) is the owner of NIDO. in Kelowna, British Columbia. He was a member of Passive House Canada’s second-ever cohort, in 2012. Leading up to his Passive House training, Sichello had worked on LEED Gold buildings, but “knew there had to be something better.”   What was your first Passive House?… Read more »