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 »



CEO Letter – January 2022

Happy New Year to everyone. We hope you had a relaxing and safe break. Passive House Canada has hit the ground running this New Year with new education programs, more opportunities to network and continued, strong advocacy. Just before the holiday we learned the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) was proposing to… Read more »



CEO Letter – December 2021

With 2021 coming to an end, I reflect on the year and am happy to see the progress our members and Passive House Canada team have made in advocating for the Passive House Standard across Canada. Together we have built buildings, raised awareness, reached new audiences, taught thousands and recruited new members. The new year… Read more »



CEO Letter – November 2021

I am delighted to see Steven Guilbeault be appointed as federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change. A strong activist for climate change, Minister Guilbeault is being dubbed the ‘real deal’ by environmentalists. We wish the Minister all the best as he takes on a challenging portfolio. And we wish his predecessor, Minister Jonathan Wilkinson,… Read more »



CEO Letter – October 2021

With this federal election, Canadians made it abundantly clear that meaningful action on climate change is important to them. It is a message politicians across Canada, at all levels of government, should take seriously. Can you think of another election where climate change was so hotly debated? I can’t. Here at Passive House Canada, we… Read more »



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CEO Letter – August

Why did you join Passive House Canada? For me, it was the opportunity to address two issues close to my heart — climate change and the need for Canada to build better. I enjoy working with passive house folks — you are a passionate bunch, dedicated to using your talents to not only build better,… Read more »