Passive House Canada will participate at the Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, presented next March in Edmonton by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Have your say: Passive House-friendly zoning, New Westminster
The City of New Westminster, B.C., invites members of industry and the local public to provide written submissions on the proposed amendment to Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 7953, 2018 – Passive Design Incentives for Single Detached Homes.
Have your say on the City of Vancouver’s building bylaw and zoning policy updates!
The City of Vancouver seeks feedback from members of Vancouver’s building industry on the energy-efficiency updates proposed for the city’s Building Bylaw and Zoning Policy.
Reflection and anticipation: How far we’ve come and where we’re going
by Rob Bernhardt, CEO The quiet softness falling snow in the night (or the thought of it) as the holiday season approaches seems to inspire reflection. Passive House Canada has experienced amazing growth this year in so many respects—in membership, in the number and complexity of projects we’ve undertaken, and in training and number… Read more »
Incremental energy-efficiency targets set to transform buildings in municipalities
Phased-in performance-based energy-efficiency requirements for buildings are setting the course towards better buildings in the City of Toronto and municipalities across B.C. Local governments influence the building design and construction practice through municipal bylaws, zoning requirements and policy. Many municipalities have a history of encouraging energy efficiency in new construction that goes beyond provincial building… Read more »
Buildings Energy Code change request for Passive House being developed
Passive House modelling software is currently not a recognized modelling tool to demonstrate compliance with the National Energy Code for Canada (NECB). As a consequence, a project is required to complete a second energy model, at additional cost. To address this, a formal submission to the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes is being… Read more »
Passive House Summit explores market, policy and practice developments in high-performance buildings
For Immediate Release November 21, 2017 VICTORIA – Passive House Canada and leaders in Ontario’s construction community present the latest developments in high-performance building at IIDEXCanada, November 29. At the half-day Passive House Summit at IIDEXCanada, Canada’s leading designers, builders and planners of high-performance buildings explore the latest… Read more »
Partnership brings high-performance building education to northeastern B.C.
VICTORIA – A partnership between industry groups, municipalities and First Nations is bringing outreach and education about high-performance buildings to northeastern B.C. communities. Passive House Canada, the Real Estate Foundation of B.C., the City of Fort St. John, the West Moberly First Nations, and the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George have joined forces to… Read more »
Passive House Deep Dive explores the latest in high-performance building
VICTORIA – Passive House Canada and building industry members explore the latest developments in high-performance, energy-efficient buildings at the Passive House Deep Dive, October 31, at UBC’s Robson Square. The one-day event focuses on current design and construction challenges, emerging solutions, and best practices in high-performance building standards.
Report from the North American Passive House Network Conference 2017
The NAPHN17 conference wrapped up on Sunday after five days of workshops, seminars and project tours. Amina Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary General of the UN addressed delegates via video, as did Michael Moller, the Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva. She announced plans for a global network of UN centres of building excellence, including the… Read more »