Luiz Bezerra

Senior Manager Letter – Welcome to Winter 2023

Welcome to 2023 A letter from PHC Senior Manager, Luiz Bezerra I am delighted to share with you Passive House Canada’s Winter 2023 Course Calendar, which provides an overview of courses we will be offering from January through March 2023. There has never been a better time to be educated in the design and construction… Read more »



exterior rendering of Evolve building in BC

Meet Passive House Canada’s Newest Directors

Meet Passive House Canada’s Newest Directors New board members share a passion for sustainable building This month, Passive House Canada welcomes four new directors to the Board of Directors, as well as one returning director, engineer Jeremiah Point. The directors, who officially began their tenure on January 1, 2023, were elected and confirmed at the… Read more »



Members Spotlight: Evelyne Bouchard – Reimagining Quebec

  After wetting her feet with Passive House projects at Local Practice Architecture + Design (British Columbia), architect Evelyne Bouchard returned to her roots, starting her firm, Tandem architecture écologique, in Hemmingford, Quebec in 2017. While designing high performance buildings, Bouchard has remained active in the Passive House Canada community. She was elected to the… Read more »



RJC employees (group of 6 men and 3 women) in front of trees

Member’s Spotlight: RJC Engineers

  This month, we spotlight a group of RJC Engineers employees and Passive House Canada members who are passionately committed to high performance buildings. Terry Bergen, Managing Principal: 27 + years with RJC, Passive House Canada member for 5 years Tiffany Sun Dela Cruz, Project Engineer: 4.5 years with RJC; PHC member for 4 months… Read more »



Radek Pilarski portrait

Member’s Corner

Five things every contractor should know about high performance buildings Radek Pilarski, Dipl.-Ing. Arch. (M. Arch), CPHD Technical Manager, Graham Construction Radek Pilarski is a technical manager for Graham Construction. A general contractor who has worked as a subcontractor, a consultant and client-side project manager, Radek concentrates on the whole project cycle, including preconstruction, rather than… Read more »



exterior rendering of Evolve building in BC

Passive House Canada makes its voice heard

    Two key submissions to the Federal government focus on clean Canadian manufacturers, support for high performance building training With two separate submissions to the Federal government this week, Passive House Canada has made the case for better funding for high performance building training and for federal support of Canadian manufacturers of clean technologies.… Read more »



exterior rendering of Evolve building in BC

Passive House Canada recognized as a Centre of Excellence by the United Nations

  (Victoria, B.C.  – Oct. 6, 2022) The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), through its high performance buildings initiative, has recognized Passive House Canada as an International Centre of Excellence.    The distinction has been conferred on just 10 high performance building organizations globally, a list that includes Passive House Trust (UK), the High… Read more »



exterior rendering of Evolve building in BC

Passive House Canada submits recommendations to advance the Canada Green Buildings Strategy

Last month, Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) invited the public and industry to share their feedback on the proposed Canada Green Buildings Strategy. This vital Strategy, when finalized, will become the blueprint for federal action on climate change adaptation and mitigation in the building sector. Passive House Canada is supportive of the proposed strategy and has… Read more »



Five Passive House buildings recognized with 2022 Green Building Awards

Five Passive House buildings recognized with 2022 Green Building Awards   An incredible five Passive House Institute-certified buildings were recognized with 2022 Green Building Awards late last month. The awards are part of Sustainable Architecture and Building (SAB) Magazine’s national program, which marked its 15th consecutive presentation in 2022. SAB Magazine’s Green Building Awards recognize… Read more »