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 »



CEO Letter – May 2022

Toronto Gets its Passive House in Order  Spring is in the air and similar to the season, the City of Toronto is turning greener! With its latest version of the Toronto Green Standard (TGS), the city is accelerating its effort to build net-zero buildings with a new top energy efficiency tier (Tier 3) that is… Read more »



CEO Letter – April 2022

The recent BUILDEX Vancouver 2022 was a great re-introduction to meeting folks in person. Thank you to our corporate sponsors and to the Passive House Canada team for executing a fantastic event. Our red-carpet pavilion displayed companies with new passive house technologies, and a learning hub to educate and facilitate discussion with participants.    I… Read more »



CEO Letter – March 2022

Across Canada we see evidence of Spring. And as we look forward to the promise of spring, I can’t help but think of the people of Ukraine for whom the promise of spring is unmitigated suffering under the weight of the Russian invasion. Canadian business has been asked to help Ukrainian refugees coming to our… Read more »



CEO Letter – February 2022

We Must Make Indoor Air Quality Our Priority   As Canadians enjoy the re-opening of our communities following another wave of COVID-19, Canada and provinces need strategies to manage the shift from the global pandemic to the endemic phase of this virus — and to prepare for the next airborne health challenge. Filtered, fresh air… Read more »