Changing and implementing building regulations takes time, effort and numerous meetings, but Passive House Canada and its members are making overall progress on many advocacy fronts. CEO Rob Bernhardt and a number of members recently held meetings in Toronto, Ottawa and Victoria with federal and provincial staff and elected officials to advance building regulations in… Read more »
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Join the Passive House Pavilion at Canada’s largest tradeshows for architecture, construction and renovation. The BUILDEX shows are fast approaching, and we are inviting members of the Passive House community to participate.
We are seeking Passive House-certified tradespeople, or those interested in learning more, to help construct two structures for this summer’s Ice Box Challenge in Vancouver. Our goal is to create a diverse team from companies who are already building passive houses within the Greater Vancouver area. The City of Vancouver invited Passive House Canada to… Read more »
Stark Architecture and E3 Eco Group have won Passive House Canada’s design competition for the Ice Box Challenge, to be held in Vancouver this summer. We issued a call for designs in May.
This year over 40 Canadians attended the iPHA conference in Vienna, on April 27-30! The record crowd of Canucks included teams from large Passive House projects in Ontario and BC, manufacturers, suppliers, designers and builders. As usual, the conference program was packed with information, the latest research and product exhibits. The very fact the conference… Read more »
We are excited to announce that we have been invited by the City of Vancouver to coordinate an Ice Box Challenge event in Vancouver this summer. Inspired by a similar event in Brussels, the challenge requires the design and construction of two small structures that will be placed in a public location in Vancouver to… Read more »
It has been an amazing year for the Passive House building community. With hundreds of new projects in design and being built right across the country. This year we launched a project map on our website, so you can now view details and photos of Passive House buildings across Canada, and submit your own. There is fantastic… Read more »
This week Passive House Canada members RDH and Red Door Energy Design in Vancouver announced they are merging, combining the Passive House consulting and certification operations of Red Door with RDH Building Science. We’d like to extend our congratulations and look forward to seeing the fruits of their partnership!
As many of you will already know, the Passive House Institute requires you to renew your Passive House Designer or Consultant certification every five years. As of May 2016, there are two ways you can do this.
FPInnovations, the Canadian Wood Council and 475 High Performance Building Supply are seeking to undertake research and explore the opportunities for using wood fibre-based insulation products in Canadian buildings. They are seeking designers, builders and owners of new projects being planned for the near future for participation in this research – particularly, single family and… Read more »