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CEO Letter – February

Hello everyone, Exciting news from Passive House Canada as we warmly invite you to join us for the annual Passive House Canada Conference 2024 – By Design! Transform the Built Environment. This event is scheduled June 17-19 at the University of Victoria. We’re thrilled to be returning to Victoria, British Columbia, the birthplace of Passive… Read more »

CEO Letter – January

Hello everyone, A needed holiday break has left me reinvigorated and looking forward to pushing the Passive House agenda across our country. I hope the break did the same for you. From where I sit, I see increasing opportunities for our members as municipal governments implement building standards that are, or equivalent to, Passive House.… Read more »

CEO Letter – December

Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2024 Hello everyone, As we approach the end of the year, it’s an opportune moment to reflect on the strides Passive House Canada (PHC) has made in advancing high-performance building practices. Our efforts this year have continued to spread our training from coast to coast. We have not… Read more »

CEO Letter – November

The National Model Codes: A Call for Action Hello everyone, We’re at a pivotal moment where the 2020 National Model Codes are up for review, tackling key issues like building retrofit enhancements, greenhouse gas reductions, and improvements in airtightness, along with better insulation practices. It’s a crucial time, and we at Passive House Canada are… Read more »

CEO Letter – October

Green doesn’t cost more  With Fall in full swing, we are awaiting a finalized Canada Green Building Strategy from the federal government that should outline a clear path to net-zero emissions for new buildings and significant decarbonization of existing buildings. We know that some members of the building industry and provinces like to push back… Read more »

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CEO Letter – September

Air quality has been significantly diminished in Canada this year. Canada’s 2023 wildfire season is the worst on record and it’s not over yet. It’s a shame because it erases years of progress. (The Globe and Mail, among others, wrote about it.) Our air quality overall has improved over the past decades and is one… Read more »

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CEO Letter – August

Welcome to the dog days of summer, normally, but things have been anything but normal this summer. The global heating emergency has unfolded dramatically this summer, amplified by an unprecedented El Niño event, causing an unprecedented heat wave in the southern hemisphere, extreme weather causing flooding, fires and storm damage across Canada and the globe.  … Read more »

CEO Letter – July

Summer is here, and I hope everyone has an opportunity to relax and enjoy some holidays. While the weather has warmed, Passive House Canada has kept the heat on the federal government, with our recommendations on the Wave 2 Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes. You can read our submission on developing and implementing greenhouse… Read more »

CEO Letter – June 2023

Passive House Canada is happy to announce that we have been appointed to the Advisory Council for Harmonized Construction Codes by the Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC). This new position gives Passive House Canada a seat at the table to more effectively represent your voices on key policy issues related to the development… Read more »

CEO Letter – May 2023

Our annual conference in Hamilton last week was not only praised for its excellent content and networking opportunities, it also proved once again what a great community we are part of. I hope you were able to attend. We had more people, more presentations, more networking and more sponsors than ever before. We left energized… Read more »