Summer is a time for reflection – whether you’re at the cabin, on the beach or on a mountain top. How are we doing in our mission to transform Canada’s buildings? How far have public policies and programs carried us from our start as a small, volunteer based group of environmental enthusiasts? How will new… Read more »
For Immediate Release: Victoria, BC 2019 – Passive House Canada CEO announces plans to step down by end of year after leading organization to great heights. Passive House Canada announced today that Rob Bernhardt will step down as Chief Executive Officer by the end of 2019, after leading the organization since its inception in 2016.… Read more »
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 »
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 »
Construction sector welcomes B.C. climate plan as good for business Building companies and organizations: Roadmap to zero carbon by 2050 needed for certainty Click here to view the full Press Release.
Our conference theme of ‘Partnering for Transformation’ meant different things to different people. For most, the central goal of attending was to learn from fellow practitioners, contractors, developers, and manufacturers. For others it was an opportunity to network, build contacts, and grow their community. What we all gained was the opportunity to see first-hand, the… Read more »
As many of us shift from summer mode, ramping up for a busy fall season, let’s take a minute to look towards the future. Canada has come a long way in a relatively short time developing a vision of what buildings should be. While the concept of high performance buildings becoming the norm is only… Read more »
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 »
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.
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.