exterior rendering of Evolve building in BC

Passive House Canada Public Review Comments on Federal Net Zero Emissions Code

This past winter, the Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC) sought input from stakeholders, experts, code users, and the general public on their Wave 1 draft policy recommendations for developing and implementing greenhouse gas emissions provisions in the National Model Codes. This input will feed into the development of the final policy framework that… Read more »

exterior rendering of Evolve building in BC

Bill 23 Ends Municipal Green Standards in Ontario

Bill 23 Ends Municipal Green Standards in Ontario – Updated November 28th, 2022 On November 28th, the Ontario government voted to pass Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, at third reading. This means that no further amendments to the legislation will be made. The Bill will now go through Royal Assent and become… Read more »

Passive House Canada Announces Partnership with Passive House Alberta

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 »

PHC Submits Recommendations for National Infrastructure Assessment

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.

Critics disapprove of the federal budget cash for home retrofits

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 »

Passive House Canada Response to Federal Budget

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 »