Jeremiah Point, Point Engineering on Passive House and First Nations   Jeremiah Point P.Eng., LEED AP, is the owner of Point Engineering, a company based in the Territory of Akwesasne. As a proud Akwesasro:non, Point incorporates new technology with traditional values. A Passive House certified designer and Director on the Passive House Board since… Read more »

CEO Letter – July 2022

Revisiting the B.C. Heat Dome   With the summer now in full swing, I want to take a moment to reflect on last year’s unprecedented “heat dome” that created temperatures above 40 Celsius in British Columbia, killing 619 people from heat stress. It is clear from this event – the deadliest weather event in over… Read more »

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Perkins+Will Associate Cillian Collins

  Cillian Collins, Associate at Perkins+Will, Certified Passive House Designer and Chair of the Passive House Canada Education Committee    You started your career in Europe, what were your early days like building high-performance buildings?   I am Irish. I studied at the University College, Dublin at the School of Architecture. As a student architect,… Read more »

CEO Letter – June 2022

Dear Members,    Passive House Canada (PHC) held its annual conference in Victoria at the end of May, and what a success it was! I am so glad to have met so many of you and happy to see even more of you join us online. We also had the pleasure of hearing the City… Read more »

CEO Letter – May 2022

Toronto Gets its Passive House in Order  Spring is in the air and similar to the season, the City of Toronto is turning greener! With its latest version of the Toronto Green Standard (TGS), the city is accelerating its effort to build net-zero buildings with a new top energy efficiency tier (Tier 3) that is… Read more »

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Donald Proven | CPHD, CPHT, PH Specialist at Sun Certified Builders Cooperative

From Left to Right – Lincoln Whitehead, Doug Grant, Donald Proven, Rick Proven.   Donald Proven is a Passive House Specialist at Sun Certified Builders Cooperative Ltd. where they design, prefabricate, renovate, and build high-performance Passive House buildings.   Q: How did you start building high-performance buildings? A: I’m part of a family business. So… Read more »

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Sandra Rohler, Architect AIBC | Architekt AKNW (Ger), CPHD, CPHT, Certified Joiner, Window + Furniture Maker (GER), Co-Founder Passive House Canada

  Sandra’s unique and diverse skill set first developed from her time growing up on a farm in Germany – she has always had a very strong connection to the land, so naturally was drawn to sustainable design and in making and creating things. Passive House was the perfect combination of sustainability and construction. Holding… Read more »

CEO Letter – April 2022

The recent BUILDEX Vancouver 2022 was a great re-introduction to meeting folks in person. Thank you to our corporate sponsors and to the Passive House Canada team for executing a fantastic event. Our red-carpet pavilion displayed companies with new passive house technologies, and a learning hub to educate and facilitate discussion with participants.    I… Read more »

CEO Letter – March 2022

Across Canada we see evidence of Spring. And as we look forward to the promise of spring, I can’t help but think of the people of Ukraine for whom the promise of spring is unmitigated suffering under the weight of the Russian invasion. Canadian business has been asked to help Ukrainian refugees coming to our… Read more »