As many of you will already know, the Passive House Institute requires you to renew your Passive House Designer or Consultant certification every five years. As of May 2016, there are two ways you can do this.
Friday, August 19, 2016 marked a huge success for everyone who has been working hard to promote high performance buildings in Canada. The Government of BC announced its Climate Leadership Plan, highlighting Passive House design and construction as key tool to achieving energy targets in the built environment.
We announced at the North American Passive House Network conference last year that CanPHI West was becoming a national organization. We have members and course conductors across Canada, and it was clear there is strong demand for a professional, national organization to advocate and accelerate adoption of the Passive House high performance building standard in Canada.
It was agreed at our AGM in June 2016 that our name would be Passive House Canada | Maison Passive Canada. Building on our reputation as a trusted and progressive organization, we have changed our branding as well as our name. We believe our new look reflects our values of innovation, science and community, and conveys the powerful simplicity that is behind Passive House design and construction.
Our new website has been designed to better share resources and information, foster community and grow the sustainable construction industry. New features include a project database, job board, a forum for local members, detailed member profiles and an improved resources centre.
Whether you’re an architect, designer, developer, tradesperson, policy maker or a curious homeowner, our website will help you understand the Passive House high performance building standard, connect you with professionals and provide a comprehensive calendar of training opportunities across Canada.
We hope you find the website a useful resource, and to see you at a course or event soon!