CEO Letter – March 2023

Hitting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Happy March! We’re now just less than two months out from the Passive House Canada Conference, Future Forward: Innovations in Passive House and Beyond, I wanted to provide you with a glimpse of a very exciting panel we are putting together, Global Standards for Buildings and Outcomes They Demand.… Read more »

CEO Letter – February 2023

Ontario Government Clarifies Bill 23 to Allow Municipal Green Standards We are pleased to share that the Ontario government has clarified that Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, was “not intended to prevent municipalities from implementing green standards,” and that the government has made a number of amendments to the legislation. Through consultation… Read more »

CEO Letter – January 2023

I want to begin by wishing our Passive House community a happy new year. I hope you are starting 2023 both relaxed and refreshed. While the new year is fresh, our Passive House Canada team has hit the ground running as we prepare for a number of exciting events and projects we’ll be unveiling over… Read more »

CEO Letter – December 2022

Ontario Bill 23 The recent passing of Ontario’s Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, has left many in the Ontario – and national – Passive House design and building community stunned. Passive House Canada has worked with dozens of Ontario municipalities over the past three years to help develop “green” building standards, aligned with… Read more »

CEO Letter – November 2022

Ontario Bill 23 I want to update you about proposed legislation in Ontario that threatens the uptake of Passive House standard by municipalities. Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, was introduced by the Provincial Government late last month. There are many problems with this bill, but most important to us is that it… Read more »

CEO Letter – October 2022

Prefab interest is intense  Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Prefab Symposium, On the Rise, held September 21-23. The Symposium gave our community a welcome forum to dialogue on hot topic in our industry, and a better understanding of how Passive House prefab can help us scale up high performance buildings across… Read more »

CEO Letter – September 2022

September is here! After two years of countless restrictions, I’m happy to see people took much-needed time this summer to disconnect, relax and travel and are now getting back into the swing of autumn.   It has been a busy season for us at Passive House Canada as we plan for our September Symposium, meet with… Read more »

CEO Letter – August 2022

What a summer it has been. The Passive House Canada team has been hard at work planning our next virtual Prefab Symposium, On the Rise, running September 21-23, which aims to increase awareness about the benefits of prefab construction. This event will include identifying the opportunities, challenges and market innovations across new construction, retrofits, residential,… Read more »

CEO Letter – July 2022

Revisiting the B.C. Heat Dome   With the summer now in full swing, I want to take a moment to reflect on last year’s unprecedented “heat dome” that created temperatures above 40 Celsius in British Columbia, killing 619 people from heat stress. It is clear from this event – the deadliest weather event in over… Read more »

CEO Letter – June 2022

Dear Members,    Passive House Canada (PHC) held its annual conference in Victoria at the end of May, and what a success it was! I am so glad to have met so many of you and happy to see even more of you join us online. We also had the pleasure of hearing the City… Read more »