Presentation made to the Buildings Working Group of the FCM Climate Caucus February 10, 2021

On February 10, Rob Bernhardt, our Policy and Projects Advisor, gave a presentation to the Buildings Working Group of the FCM Climate Caucus on how local government can accelerate Passive House.  The Buildings Working Group of the FCM Climate Caucus supports local government in understanding what is required of buildings to achieve climate goals, provides… Read more »



CEO Letter – February

Several exciting things are happening at Passive House Canada this month. Chief among them is our finished Concept Development Report for a Zero Emissions Buildings Exchange for the Great Toronto Hamilton Area. Buildings represent the largest source of carbon emissions in the GTHA. Our report for The Atmospheric Fund highlights the marketplace transformation in Ontario… Read more »



Passive House Canada Submits Concept and Report to TAF Advocating for a GTHA Zero Emissions Buildings Exchange

There is nothing more important than taking care of where we live, work and play. Last year, Passive House Canada was funded by the Atmospheric Fund to consult with stakeholders across the GTHA and identify a proposed concept for a zero emissions buildings exchange. Passive House Canada found that there is a striking level of… Read more »



Diamond Schmitt Builds on Passive House Movement

View original press release from Diamond Schmitt Passive House Designer/Consultant certification is on the rise at Diamond Schmitt, an internationally recognized architectural firm with a commitment to lead the nation creating a culture of environmental action. Today Diamond Schmitt announced that 14 additional architects have become Passive House-certified. They join 10 architects already certified to… Read more »



CEO Letter – January

With 2020 finally behind us, we hold out great hope for 2021. With a Covid-19 vaccine in sight, things will be better this year. Here at Passive House Canada, 2021 will be one of continued change as we evaluate just how our small, but influential organization can best support government and industry in the transition… Read more »



CEO Letter – December

I hope you were able to join us at Summit 2020. It was a great event! This year’s Passive House Canada (PHC) conference was online using a unique web provider. I was pleased with the outcome of Summit 2020 — it brought together the Canadian and International Passive House community to learn and connect. Thank… Read more »



Policy Series #6 – The Next Steps

A series of articles by Rob Bernhardt, Advisor Projects and Policy for Passive House Canada. Rob has worked with international agencies, national, provincial and local governments in developing building policy. Prior to that he developed and sold certified Passive House buildings and lives in the first certified Passive House on Vancouver Island, in Victoria, BC.… Read more »



Passive House Canada | Maison Passive Canada, launches technical services department with the hiring of noted Passive House Certifier, Chris Petit.

Toronto, ON – December 10, 2020, Passive House Canada/Maison Passive Canada (PHC) announced today that Passive House Institute Certifier, Chris Petit, has been hired as Technical Services Lead to support the Association’s new Technical Services Department. Mr. Petit is highly regarded in the high-performance building community across North America with more than ten years’ experience… Read more »



Passive House Canada pleased with Federal Government announcements on two fronts

The Federal Government’s economic update delivered Monday offers insight into anticipated stimulus spending to address Covid-19 and a green economic recovery. In her address, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland committed to spending $100 billion over the next three years to jump start Canada’s economy. We thank Minister Freeland for tying Canada’s economic growth plan to the… Read more »