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CEO Letter – September

Air quality has been significantly diminished in Canada this year. Canada’s 2023 wildfire season is the worst on record and it’s not over yet. It’s a shame because it erases years of progress. (The Globe and Mail, among others, wrote about it.) Our air quality overall has improved over the past decades and is one… Read more »

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CEO Letter – August

Welcome to the dog days of summer, normally, but things have been anything but normal this summer. The global heating emergency has unfolded dramatically this summer, amplified by an unprecedented El Niño event, causing an unprecedented heat wave in the southern hemisphere, extreme weather causing flooding, fires and storm damage across Canada and the globe.  … Read more »

CEO Letter – July

Summer is here, and I hope everyone has an opportunity to relax and enjoy some holidays. While the weather has warmed, Passive House Canada has kept the heat on the federal government, with our recommendations on the Wave 2 Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes. You can read our submission on developing and implementing greenhouse… Read more »

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Passive House Canada Launches New Suite of Professional Technical Services

Services will support designers, developers, and manufacturers   This month, Passive House Canada announces the launch of a slate of new technical services: feasibility studies, 2D and 3D thermal bridge modelling, and component design and verification. The services will support the Passive House community, including manufacturers and suppliers, architects and designers, as well as housing… Read more »

CEO Letter – June 2023

Passive House Canada is happy to announce that we have been appointed to the Advisory Council for Harmonized Construction Codes by the Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC). This new position gives Passive House Canada a seat at the table to more effectively represent your voices on key policy issues related to the development… Read more »

Passive House Canada Recognize Three with Harold Orr Awards

Passive House Canada closed its annual conference by honouring three outstanding individuals with the prestigious Harold Orr Award: Sean Botham of CityHousing Hamilton; Lisa King with the City of Toronto; and Sonia Zouari with the National Centre of Expertise at Public Services and Procurement Canada.  The award is named after Dr. Harold Orr, who was… Read more »

Project Spotlight – Kilkenny Passive House

  With an impressive 0.03 ACH @50 Pa airtightness result, Kilkenny is the first Passive House to apply for certification in the Southeastern Ontario region The Kilkenny Passive House was built with one purpose in mind: to achieve Passive House Institute certification. Passive House-Certified Designer and PHC member Brock Wilson discusses the project and what… Read more »

CEO Letter – May 2023

Our annual conference in Hamilton last week was not only praised for its excellent content and networking opportunities, it also proved once again what a great community we are part of. I hope you were able to attend. We had more people, more presentations, more networking and more sponsors than ever before. We left energized… Read more »

Mini course in PHPP10 to give design software users upgrade support

    In partnership with Peel Passive House, Passive House Canada is launching a mini course aimed at orienting users of the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) v. 9.6 software to the newly upgraded PHPP10. The mini course, launching this spring, will consist of two four-hour sessions, and will include tips, tricks and ‘how-to’s’ for… Read more »