Passive House Canada Feedback on proposed 2025 Federal Model Building Code

Summary  The latest updates to Canada’s National Model Codes introduce significant changes aimed at improving operational emissions from buildings. Passive House Canada welcomes tiered GHG emissions requirements, mandatory airtightness at higher tiers for smaller buildings, Energy Use Intensity (EUI) compliance path, and the inclusion of health costs when weighing the inclusion of code changes. These… Read more »



Bill Reed

Profile in Innovation: The Regeneration of Bill Reed

Profile in Innovation: This article is one in a series that will highlight new and innovative technologies and profile people making a mark in support of the passive house community’s efforts to decarbonize buildings. By Lia Grainger The father of green building certifications in North America wants you to build a field of positive energy… Read more »



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Profile in Innovation: Following the Swedish Way – How TermoDeck is on a Mission to Change the Way we Build

Profile in Innovation: This article is one in a series that will highlight new and innovative technologies and profile people making a mark in support of the passive house community’s efforts to decarbonize buildings. By Adam Elliott Segal “Canada today is like Sweden in 1995,” Ghassan Nimry says. The Director of Eco-Structures International and a… Read more »



miru windows tech

Profile in Innovation: Window to the Soul, How Energy-saving Glass is Reshaping an Industry One View at a Time

Profile in Innovation: This article is one in a series that will highlight new and innovative technologies and profile people making a mark in support of the passive house community’s efforts to decarbonize buildings. The glass industry is getting a much-needed facelift in the form of dynamic windows. Read why going high performance means going… Read more »



exterior rendering of Evolve building in BC

Passive House Canada Launches New Suite of Professional Technical Services

Services will support designers, developers, and manufacturers   This month, Passive House Canada announces the launch of a slate of new technical services: feasibility studies, 2D and 3D thermal bridge modelling, and component design and verification. The services will support the Passive House community, including manufacturers and suppliers, architects and designers, as well as housing… Read more »



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 »