Passive House Canada announced joining the Building to Electrification (B2E) Coalition, the newest program area of the Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx), Metro Vancouver’s capacity-building hub focused on decarbonizing the building sector. Read the full announcement here.
Passive House Canada is pleased to announce a brand-new partnership with Passive House Alberta, an organization comprised of local leaders in the province dedicated and committed to making Passive House affordable and accessible for all Albertans in today’s growing market. The partnership has been formed to support both organizations’ missions of making healthy, comfortable, and… Read more »
At the end of June, Passive House Canada submitted recommendations to the federal government on the National Infrastructure Assessment. The Assessment is a broad reaching government initiative looking to understand the state of current infrastructure and the steps that need to be taken to reach Canada’s long-term goals. Our submission can be found here.
The Energy Step Code Council Part 9 Subcommittee has passed a motion, drafted by Passive House Canada representative Rob Bernhardt, to inform the Step Code Council that the BC Energy Step Code is not on track to achieve the province’s stated goals for Part 9 residential buildings and that it is now out of alignment… Read more »
Our CEO, Chris Ballard was interviewed for comments on the federal governments plan to put $4.4 billion towards home renovation energy-savings rebates. The federal budget’s plan to retrofit residential buildings falls short of what is needed to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and create well-paying jobs, experts say. The budget, announced Monday, includes a… Read more »
This past Monday, the federal government released its first budget in over two years, proposing significant investments to chart Canada’s path back to economic prosperity from Covid-19. It is the largest budget in Canadian history with $101.4 billion in new spending planned over the next three years. Passive House Canada is pleased to see significant… Read more »
As a member of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction, the agency established by the UN as a result of the Paris Accord this partnerships is becoming increasingly relevant to our mission. Today is the launch of the 2020 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction, which reports on the progress, or lack thereof,… Read more »
The Federal Government’s economic update delivered Monday offers insight into anticipated stimulus spending to address Covid-19 and a green economic recovery. In her address, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland committed to spending $100 billion over the next three years to jump start Canada’s economy. We thank Minister Freeland for tying Canada’s economic growth plan to the… Read more »
Statement from Chris Ballard, CEO, Passive House Canada “Passive House Canada welcomes the election of John Horgan and his majority government in B.C. With economic recovery, health and climate top of mind for voters, we know that buildings have a critical role to play in delivering those outcomes they are looking for. Investments in infrastructure… Read more »
In May 2020 the standing committee on energy efficiency (SC-EE) made the decision to exclude large commercial, institutional and multi-residential buildings from the need for whole building airtightness testing. Passive House Canada is strongly opposed to this change and has submitted a letter to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry calling for the reversal… Read more »