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 »



Passive House Canada pleased with Federal Government announcements on two fronts

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 »



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 »