exterior rendering of Evolve building in BC

Passive House Canada submits recommendations to advance the Canada Green Buildings Strategy

Last month, Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) invited the public and industry to share their feedback on the proposed Canada Green Buildings Strategy. This Strategy, when finalized, will become the blueprint for federal action on climate change adaptation and mitigation in the building sector. Passive House Canada is supportive of the proposed strategy and has submitted… Read more »



CEO Letter – September 2022

September is here! After two years of countless restrictions, I’m happy to see people took much-needed time this summer to disconnect, relax and travel and are now getting back into the swing of autumn.   It has been a busy season for us at Passive House Canada as we plan for our September Symposium, meet with… Read more »



New affinity partnership with Ontario General Contractors Association to open doors for trades

    (Victoria, B.C. – August 29, 2022) – A new affinity partnership between Passive House Canada (PHC) and the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) will support construction market leaders in obtaining Passive House certification – the only internationally recognized, performance-based energy standard in construction. The partnership will offer deep, “member’s pricing” discounts to members… Read more »



Member’s Spotlight: Edie Dillman, B.Public Prefab

Edie Dillman (pictured) is CEO and a co-founder of B. Public Prefab in Santa Fe, New Mexico – a woman-owned public benefit company specializing in prefab for high performance building. She’ll be presenting at the upcoming Passive House Canada Prefab Symposium   Member’s Spotlight Positive Disruptor: Edie Dillman, B.Public Prefab   What was your path… Read more »



New educational partnership with Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) will help fill trades gap

A new Pathway to Certification for Trades course will be co-delivered with NAIT on its downtown Edmonton campus, pictured here (image courtesy NAIT)   (Victoria, B.C. – Wednesday, August 24, 2022) A new educational partnership with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) will expand in-person course delivery options for the Pathway to Certification for… Read more »



Members Spotlight: Brett Sichello, NIDO

  Brett Sichello (B.Arch 2003) is the owner of NIDO. in Kelowna, British Columbia. He was a member of Passive House Canada’s second-ever cohort, in 2012. Leading up to his Passive House training, Sichello had worked on LEED Gold buildings, but “knew there had to be something better.”   What was your first Passive House?… Read more »



CEO Letter – August 2022

What a summer it has been. The Passive House Canada team has been hard at work planning our next virtual Prefab Symposium, On the Rise, running September 21-23, which aims to increase awareness about the benefits of prefab construction. This event will include identifying the opportunities, challenges and market innovations across new construction, retrofits, residential,… Read more »



MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Jeremiah Point

  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 »



Five Passive House buildings recognized with 2022 Green Building Awards

Five Passive House buildings recognized with 2022 Green Building Awards   An incredible five Passive House Institute-certified buildings were recognized with 2022 Green Building Awards late last month. The awards are part of Sustainable Architecture and Building (SAB) Magazine’s national program, which marked its 15th consecutive presentation in 2022. SAB Magazine’s Green Building Awards recognize… 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 »