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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 »



Passive House Canada Recognize Three with Harold Orr Awards

Passive House Canada closed its annual conference by honouring three outstanding individuals with the prestigious Harold Orr Award: Sean Botham of CityHousing Hamilton; Lisa King with the City of Toronto; and Sonia Zouari with the National Centre of Expertise at Public Services and Procurement Canada.  The award is named after Dr. Harold Orr, who was… Read more »



Project Spotlight – Kilkenny Passive House

  With an impressive 0.03 ACH @50 Pa airtightness result, Kilkenny is the first Passive House to apply for certification in the Southeastern Ontario region The Kilkenny Passive House was built with one purpose in mind: to achieve Passive House Institute certification. Passive House-Certified Designer and PHC member Brock Wilson discusses the project and what… Read more »



Mini course in PHPP10 to give design software users upgrade support

    In partnership with Peel Passive House, Passive House Canada is launching a mini course aimed at orienting users of the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) v. 9.6 software to the newly upgraded PHPP10. The mini course, launching this spring, will consist of two four-hour sessions, and will include tips, tricks and ‘how-to’s’ for… Read more »



Passive House projects recognized with 2023 Green Building Awards

  Passive House projects recognized with 2023 Green Building Awards Passive House Canada members’ projects earn kudos in annual SABMagazine awards   Passive House Canada congratulates the teams of three projects that have been recognized with 2023 SABMagazine Green Building Awards. Perkins + Will’s 2020 SoLo House, located in the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia,… Read more »



Project Spotlight: King William Modular Affordable Housing for CityHousing Hamilton

  Project Spotlight: King William Modular Affordable Housing for CityHousing Hamilton ‘Timeless’ project takes aim at delivering stigma-free homes, quickly   Enda McDonagh is a Principal at the Toronto-based Montgomery Sisam. Originally from Ireland, Enda came to Montgomery Sisam twelve years ago with an impressive pedigree of work overseas. He has since helped guide a… Read more »



Luiz Bezerra

Senior Manager Letter – Welcome to Spring/Summer 2023

Welcome to Spring/Summer 2023 A letter from PHC Senior Manager, Luiz Bezerra Spring is in the air and the building season is upon us! I’m delighted to share with you today the Passive House Canada education catalogue for the 2023 Spring/Summer sessions. This year, we’re going about things a little differently. We have been expanding… Read more »



Luiz Bezerra

New Site Supervisor and Construction Verifier masterclasses tackle large and multi-rise Passive House delivery

Q & A with Luiz Bezerra Senior Manager, Passive House Canada Why is Passive House Canada offering the new Site Supervisor and Construction Verifier courses? The idea for the new courses is for us to bring the industry up to speed on best practices for building Passive House multi-family and high-rise buildings. Both for trades… Read more »



Project Spotlight: 500 James St. North

  This month’s profile is a mixed-use multi-unit residential building in Hamilton, Ontario which includes a new church. The lead architect for the project is Emma Cubitt of Invizij Architects in Hamilton, Ontario. Emma is a Principal of Invizij and specializes in housing, working with non-profits, and sustainable design. A graduate of both the University… Read more »



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 »