Passive House Canada Welcomes B.C. Government, Calls for Course Correction on Energy Step Code

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 »



Passive House Canada Takes a Stand on Air Tightness Testing

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 »



Passive House Canada commits to 3 part recovery and resilience plan

As we emerge from this pandemic, let’s build a more resilient Canada. Passive House Canada is pleased to be one of the more than 240 signatories representing some 2,000-plus companies urging Canadian governments to commit to a three-part recovery and resilience plan: Invest stimulus into Canada’s fast-growing clean energy and cleantech sectors and businesses committed… Read more »



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Passive House Canada Advocates for its Members

The review of proposed government legislation and regulations is an important role Passive House Canada plays in helping to bring high-performance building standards to Canada. Your support of PHC ensures we can continue to speak on your behalf. Proposed code changes will not allow Canada to achieve its emission goals In a recent submission to… Read more »



The 2019 Passive House Canada Conference – Call for Proposals Now Open!

The 2019 Passive House Canada Conference takes place October 17-18 at the University of Toronto Scarborough. The Call for Proposals is now open!!! Are you working on a new project? Have a new innovation, or significant lessons learned that you would like to share with the Passive House community? Submit a speaker proposal for consideration for… Read more »



Energy Efficiency and a Competitive Canada

On February 4, 2019 Efficiency Canada, along side supporters from across Canada send Minister Morneau a letter urging the Minister to leverage the power of energy efficiency in Budget 2019. You can read the letter to Minister Morneau and see Efficiency Canada’s Budget Proposal in the links below. Efficiency Canada_Letter to Minister Morneau_04Feb2019 EC Budget… Read more »



Passive House Canada and Vancouver’s Zero Emissions Building Exchange join international powers to drive global adoption of performance-based codes for buildings.

  On July 10, 2018 Passive House Canada and Vancouver’s Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx), participated in the UNECE High Performance Building Initiative at UN Headquarters in New York to establish the International Centres of Excellence on High Performance Buildings. Also present were the UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed, the City of Vancouver, representatives… Read more »



Soon to open: Zero Emissions Building Centre of Excellence

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA), the City of Vancouver (the City), Passive House Canada and the Open Green Building Society are pleased to announce the launch of the Vancouver Zero Emissions Building Centre of Excellence (the Centre and/or ZEBCoE), a collaborative platform to strengthen the public, private and civic capacities to deliver zero emissions buildings.



March is Passive House month in Edmonton

  Between speaking to representatives from cities around the world, presenting our Building Enclosures course to local industry, and presenting the latest policy and technical developments in cold-climate high-performance building, Passive House Canada will be spending much of March in Edmonton.