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 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 submitted… 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 »

Camosun partners with Passive House Canada to provide micro-credentials

Three of the new micro-credentials in efficient buildings being offered by Camosun College will be delivered in partnership with Passive House Canada. The partnership provides learners with short, relevant credentials in efficient building design and high-performance building construction, while preparing them to write the Passive House Institute exam to become a Certified Passive House Designer.… Read more »

In times of Corona, Passive House ventilation is also advantageous

Statement by Passive House Institute, April 9, 2020 Download The ventilation system (MVHR) in Passive House buildings usually* draws in fresh air from the outside to ventilate our indoor rooms. Even in times of corona, people are allowed to move about outside in the open air as long as social distancing advice is heeded, because… Read more »

Advancing market transformation, one step at a time.

As many of us shift from summer mode, ramping up for a busy fall season, let’s take a minute to look towards the future.  Canada has come a long way in a relatively short time developing a vision of what buildings should be.  While the concept of high performance buildings becoming the norm is only… Read more »