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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 »

CEO Letter – April 2023

Promising Directions With the release of the 2023 Federal budget, we’re happy to see an emphasis on decarbonizing and upgrading the electrical grid. As net-zero building increases and we shift from non-renewable resources to electricity, our grid must be clean and able to handle significant demand increase. This budget lays out a wide variety of… Read more »

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 »