CEO Letter – July 2024

Our members are a passionate bunch, striving to build the best buildings possible. We focus on employing the Passive House building standard because we recognize its importance in addressing energy efficiency and, increasingly, addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation.  Talking with members at our recent annual conference in Victoria reinforced for me why we do… Read more »

CEO Letter – June

A Global Leap Forward  Dear members and friends,  What an exciting time to be part of the high-performance building movement! Earlier this March, under the grand arches of Paris, Canada joined a host of nations in making a historic pledge – we signed the “Déclaration de Chaillot” at the Buildings and Climate Global Forum. Spearheaded… Read more »

CEO Letter – May

One of the most important ways Passive House Canada (PHC) demonstrates its value to the high-performance building community here in Canada is through our annual conference. This show-case event is an opportunity for attendees to learn during deep technical dives into passive house projects, understand our advocacy and be challenged by great speakers. This year,… Read more »

CEO Letter – April

Dear Members,  Ontario’s recent budget and building code announcement were significant setbacks in our efforts to protect people and the environment from the worst impacts of climate change. In the budget, the government missed another opportunity to support the development of high-performance buildings — like Passive House – and the development of the industry. Meanwhile,… Read more »

CEO Letter – March

Hello everyone,   Planning for our annual conference is well underway and we are overwhelmed with the number and caliber of speakers lining up for this year’s annual conference!  Introducing Keynote Speaker Bill Reed, Principle of Regenesis   We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker this year is Bill Reed of Regenesis Group. He’s not just… Read more »

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CEO Letter – February

Hello everyone, Exciting news from Passive House Canada as we warmly invite you to join us for the annual Passive House Canada Conference 2024 – By Design! Transform the Built Environment. This event is scheduled June 17-19 at the University of Victoria. We’re thrilled to be returning to Victoria, British Columbia, the birthplace of Passive… Read more »

CEO Letter – January

Hello everyone, A needed holiday break has left me reinvigorated and looking forward to pushing the Passive House agenda across our country. I hope the break did the same for you. From where I sit, I see increasing opportunities for our members as municipal governments implement building standards that are, or equivalent to, Passive House.… Read more »

CEO Letter – December

Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2024 Hello everyone, As we approach the end of the year, it’s an opportune moment to reflect on the strides Passive House Canada (PHC) has made in advancing high-performance building practices. Our efforts this year have continued to spread our training from coast to coast. We have not… Read more »

CEO Letter – November

The National Model Codes: A Call for Action Hello everyone, We’re at a pivotal moment where the 2020 National Model Codes are up for review, tackling key issues like building retrofit enhancements, greenhouse gas reductions, and improvements in airtightness, along with better insulation practices. It’s a crucial time, and we at Passive House Canada are… Read more »

CEO Letter – October

Green doesn’t cost more  With Fall in full swing, we are awaiting a finalized Canada Green Building Strategy from the federal government that should outline a clear path to net-zero emissions for new buildings and significant decarbonization of existing buildings. We know that some members of the building industry and provinces like to push back… Read more »