Policy Series #3 – Build The Future We Want

“Build Back Better” and a “Green New Deal” are but two of the labels adopted by governments and citizens to ensure Canadians do not miss the historic opportunity offered by pandemic inspired stimulus spending. With time to reduce emissions running out, we have few other chances to catalyze the changes required to support human life… Read more »

Policy Series #2 – Operating Efficiency: What is the Target?

This is the second in a series of articles by Rob Bernhardt, Advisor Projects and Policy for Passive House Canada. The first article can be read here. Rob has worked with international agencies, national, provincial and local governments in developing building policy. Prior to that he developed and sold certified Passive House buildings and lives… Read more »

Policy Series #1 – The Four Imperatives

Welcome to the first of the Passive House Canada policy backgrounders. These short, focused articles are written to inform a broad audience of the issues relevant to the Canadian building policy landscape. For practitioners they offer solid foundational knowledge. Policy makers will find the analysis of the Canadian regulatory system worthwhile – some will love… Read more »

Policy Series: CEO Introduction

The advancement of public policy and an effective regulatory framework has been at the core of Passive House Canada’s mission since inception.  Our founding members recognized the market transformation we seek can only be achieved in the context of fundamental policy & regulatory reform.  When our founding members first met in 2013, such transformation was… Read more »