Category: Training

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… Read more »


Energy Efficiency and a Competitive Canada

On February 4, 2019 Efficiency Canada, along side supporters from across Canada send Minister Morneau a letter urging the Minister to leverage the power of energy efficiency in Budget 2019. You can read the letter to Minister Morneau and see Efficiency Canada’s Budget Proposal in the links below. Efficiency Canada_Letter to Minister Morneau_04Feb2019 EC Budget… Read more »


Post-Conference Letter from the CEO

Our conference theme of ‘Partnering for Transformation’ meant different things to different people. For most, the central goal of attending was to learn from fellow practitioners, contractors, developers, and manufacturers.  For others it was an opportunity to network, build contacts, and grow their community. What we all gained was the opportunity to see first-hand, the… Read more »


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… Read more »


Federal and international organizations gather to advance transformative global movement on sustainable design and building

VANCOUVER, BC. October 29, 2018 – From November 5 – 9 at the Vancouver Convention Centre (East and West), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) (which includes North America), the Canadian Wood Council/Wood WORKS! BC, and Passive House Canada are collaborating on a week of events… Read more »


Summer and Fall course schedule published – Prices changing June 1, 2018

We are pleased to announce the Summer and Fall course calendar! The schedule was designed to help practitioners get the training required in several metropolitan areas and prepare them to write the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant exams scheduled by the Passive House Institute. There will be over 70 courses, events and exams offered. You can access the upcoming… Read more »


Soon to open: Zero Emissions Building Centre of Excellence

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA), the City of Vancouver (the City), Passive House Canada and the Open Green Building Society are pleased to announce the launch of the Vancouver Zero Emissions Building Centre of Excellence (the Centre and/or ZEBCoE), a collaborative platform to strengthen the public, private and civic capacities to deliver zero emissions buildings.


Certification renewal via documentation extended to Passive House tradespeople

The Passive House Institute recently formally introduced the renewal option for tradesman certification via trades documentation. The overall procedure—with the initial inspection of trades documentation and the contract design—is based on the project documentation provided by designers. A MicroSoft Word template is available to use for submitting this information. The building does not have to… Read more »


Bigger, higher, better-performing buildings: Passive House Canada explores large high-performance buildings at BUILDEX Vancouver

For Immediate Release                                                                                    February 07, 2018 VICTORIA – To help the building community prepare for new energy-efficiency standards in B.C., Passive House Canada and design and construction industry leaders present the latest developments in high-performance building at BUILDEX Vancouver, February 14–15. Every year, more Passive House energy-efficient six-storey multi-residential buildings, high rises and institutional buildings… Read more »