CEO Letter – November 2022

Ontario Bill 23 I want to update you about proposed legislation in Ontario that threatens the uptake of Passive House standard by municipalities. Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, was introduced by the Provincial Government late last month. There are many problems with this bill, but most important to us is that it… Read more »

RJC employees (group of 6 men and 3 women) in front of trees

Member’s Spotlight: RJC Engineers

  This month, we spotlight a group of RJC Engineers employees and Passive House Canada members who are passionately committed to high performance buildings. Terry Bergen, Managing Principal: 27 + years with RJC, Passive House Canada member for 5 years Tiffany Sun Dela Cruz, Project Engineer: 4.5 years with RJC; PHC member for 4 months… Read more »

Radek Pilarski portrait

Member’s Corner

Five things every contractor should know about high performance buildings Radek Pilarski, Dipl.-Ing. Arch. (M. Arch), CPHD Technical Manager, Graham Construction Radek Pilarski is a technical manager for Graham Construction. A general contractor who has worked as a subcontractor, a consultant and client-side project manager, Radek concentrates on the whole project cycle, including preconstruction, rather than… Read more »

CEO Letter – October 2022

Prefab interest is intense  Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Prefab Symposium, On the Rise, held September 21-23. The Symposium gave our community a welcome forum to dialogue on hot topic in our industry, and a better understanding of how Passive House prefab can help us scale up high performance buildings across… Read more »

exterior rendering of Evolve building in BC

Passive House Canada makes its voice heard

    Two key submissions to the Federal government focus on clean Canadian manufacturers, support for high performance building training With two separate submissions to the Federal government this week, Passive House Canada has made the case for better funding for high performance building training and for federal support of Canadian manufacturers of clean technologies.… Read more »

exterior rendering of Evolve building in BC

Passive House Canada recognized as a Centre of Excellence by the United Nations

  (Victoria, B.C.  – Oct. 6, 2022) The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), through its high performance buildings initiative, has recognized Passive House Canada as an International Centre of Excellence.    The distinction has been conferred on just 10 high performance building organizations globally, a list that includes Passive House Trust (UK), the High… Read more »

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 vital 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… 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 »