Category: Projects

The 2019 Passive House Canada Conference – Call for Proposals Now Open!

The 2019 Passive House Canada Conference takes place October 17-18 at the University of Toronto Scarborough. The Call for Proposals is now open!!!

Are you working on a new project? Have a new innovation, or significant lessons learned that you would like to share with the Passive House community? Submit a speaker proposal for consideration for presentation at the conference. The submission deadline is April 15th –  click HERE for more details.

For key dates regarding the conference please visit: https://conference.passivehousecanada.com/participant-information/


Buildex Vancouver February 13 – 14, 2019

Calling PH suppliers! Join the Passive House pavilion at Buildex Vancouver – there are only a few booth spaces remaining!

The Passive House Canada Pavilion at Buildex Vancouver is THE place to visit for high performance building products. Stand out as a provider of Passive House suitable products in our branded showcase of the latest products and services and connect with 14,000 construction professionals from the Greater Vancouver Region. To secure your booth contact Gaby at gabriela@passivehousecanada.com before December 5th.

New this year: The Passive House Learning Lab! The learning lab will feature a series of Passive House sessions over the two-day event. Seminars include:

  • Quality Assured Passive House Process in Canada
  • Small Buildings and the Healthy Passive House
  • The Resiliency of Highly Insulated, Airtight Buildings in a Changing Climate
  • West Vancouver Passive House – Beauty and Efficiency
  • A North American Journey to Passive House Windows
  • Passive House MURB for Rental Employee Housing

To register for these seminars, visit the Buildex website.


Construction Site Tour of the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre Passive House project

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Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre Passive House, 1406 Bowen Road, Nanaimo

by Sarah Brewer, Passive House Canada Intern

 

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Field Superintendent Dallas Clark Renney tours us through the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre Passive House construction site March 2018

 

In mid-March, Passive House Canada office staff toured the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre Passive House site with Field Superintendent Dallas Clark Renney of Saywell Construction Management. As a co-op student from the University of Victoria, I am just learning about Passive House building methodology and this was my first site visit. Dallas greeted us at the site gate with the sleeves of his purple shirt rolled up, wearing well worn work boots and a black hard hat, a tape measured hanging off the pocket of his jeans, and an energy drink in his hand. He had stopped running the heavy machinery to give us the tour.


Employment funding available for green projects

The Mitacs Career Connect program is currently offering opportunities for projects that aim to protect the environment, create positive environmental outcomes, or address an environmental or climate change-related challenge. The program provides a 50 per cent employment subsidy to eligible organizations for a six-month green project that offers STEM-career experience for a young graduate. Sustainable planning and urban design, including Passive House projects, are eligible funding areas.


PHI seeks to determine how the building energy standards compare

The Passive House Institute is in discussion with the U.S. Green Building Council about admitting international Passive House certification as an alternative compliance path to the energy component of LEED certification. If successful, PHI sees this as promoting the international Passive House Standard in North America and globally.


Federal government offers Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships program

The housing sector in Canada provides significant potential for the reduction of the country’s energy footprint and delivering other benefits to Canadians. To accelerate energy-efficient construction, Natural Resources Canada provides a program to enable builders to reduce their time and risk finding and trying innovations that can help them build higher-performance homes better, faster and more affordably.


Passive House Days tours and events

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Join your fellow members in spreading the word about the benefits of Passive House to your communities during Passive House Days, November 10-12.

Projects in Saskatoon, Vancouver – Burnaby, Victoria, Calgary, Ontario and Quebec have been signed up for site tours, open houses and presentations.

Let us know that you’re signing up: we will help you promote your events.