CEO Letter – November

At this time of year I am reminded of the act of remembrance. November 11 marked Remembrance Day and I hope you had the opportunity to stop and think about all of those who served and have not had the opportunity to grow old. And think, too, of those who served and survived, but have… Read more »



Passive House Canada Welcomes B.C. Government, Calls for Course Correction on Energy Step Code

Statement from Chris Ballard, CEO, Passive House Canada “Passive House Canada welcomes the election of John Horgan and his majority government in B.C. With economic recovery, health and climate top of mind for voters, we know that buildings have a critical role to play in delivering those outcomes they are looking for. Investments in infrastructure… Read more »



CEO Letter – October

It’s a very busy and exciting time here at Passive House Canada. We’re developing and delivering new online courses, holding Passive House Institute exams for Designer-Consultant designation, planning our December Passive House Canada Summit and continuing to advocate on behalf of the Passive House Institute building standard. You won’t hear a bit of complaint from… Read more »



Update: The 2020 Speech from the Throne  

Update: The 2020 Speech from the Throne   Passive House Canada cautiously optimistic following Speech from the Throne  Passive House Canada CEO, Chris Ballard, made the following statement after the federal government’s Speech from the Throne:  “Today the federal government announced an ambitious and expansive plan for the next two years during its Speech from the Throne.   “Governor General… Read more »



CEO Letter – September

Back to school amidst the COVID-19 pandemic is on my mind this week, even though my children are long graduated. I feel for parents, teachers and all those who work in the public school system. I am especially concerned for children and teens who are stressed returning to school after many months. Along with COVID-19,… Read more »



CEO Letter – August

I hope you are enjoying the warm weather and are able to take some vacation with loved ones — even if it is a “staycation.” The world asks “what next,” as COVID-19 plays out. Governments reopen and close down businesses and geographic regions. Will our children be in school this September? How and when will… Read more »



Passive House Instructor to participate in National Research Council of Canada’s LCA2  Initiative on Embodied Carbon

Passive House Canada is excited to share that Philippe St. Jean, one of our course instructors and the Sustainability Construction Officer at McGill University, has been invited to join the technical working group that supports the LCA2  initiative, also known as the low-carbon assets through life cycle assessment initiative. The purpose of the initiative is… Read more »



CEO’s Letter – July

CEO’s Letter July 2020 I hope July finds you and your loved ones healthy and feeling comfortable venturing outside your home. Because of the pandemic, there is increased interest in the health benefits of living and working in Passive House buildings. As a group, we tend to focus on the low-energy aspects of Passive House,… Read more »



Passive House Canada awarded TAF Grant to help municipalities reduce building emissions and reach climate targets

PASSIVE HOUSE CANADA AWARDED TAF GRANT TO HELP MUNICIPALITIES REDUCE BUILDING EMISSIONS AND REACH CLIMATE TARGETS   For Immediate Release: June 4, 2020  TORONTO, Ontario – \ Passive House Canada is developing a concept for a Zero Emissions Buildings Exchange for municipalities, businesses and the public in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). With a $40,000 grant from the Atmospheric Fund to… Read more »



Update from the CEO

May 8, 2020 I hope you and your loved ones are safe during this pandemic. As we head into the 2020 construction season, each province of Canada seems to be operating with different rules, reflecting different circumstances and philosophies of how best to stop a second wave of COVID-19, all balanced against the need to… Read more »