CEO Letter – August

I hope you are enjoying the warm weather and are able to take some vacation with loved ones — even if it is a “staycation.” The world asks “what next,” as COVID-19 plays out. Governments reopen and close down businesses and geographic regions. Will our children be in school this September? How and when will… Read more »



Passive House Instructor to participate in National Research Council of Canada’s LCA2  Initiative on Embodied Carbon

Passive House Canada is excited to share that Philippe St. Jean, one of our course instructors and the Sustainability Construction Officer at McGill University, has been invited to join the technical working group that supports the LCA2  initiative, also known as the low-carbon assets through life cycle assessment initiative. The purpose of the initiative is… Read more »



CEO’s Letter – July

CEO’s Letter July 2020 I hope July finds you and your loved ones healthy and feeling comfortable venturing outside your home. Because of the pandemic, there is increased interest in the health benefits of living and working in Passive House buildings. As a group, we tend to focus on the low-energy aspects of Passive House,… Read more »



Passive House Canada awarded TAF Grant to help municipalities reduce building emissions and reach climate targets

PASSIVE HOUSE CANADA AWARDED TAF GRANT TO HELP MUNICIPALITIES REDUCE BUILDING EMISSIONS AND REACH CLIMATE TARGETS   For Immediate Release: June 4, 2020  TORONTO, Ontario – \ Passive House Canada is developing a concept for a Zero Emissions Buildings Exchange for municipalities, businesses and the public in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). With a $40,000 grant from the Atmospheric Fund to… Read more »



Update from the CEO

May 8, 2020 I hope you and your loved ones are safe during this pandemic. As we head into the 2020 construction season, each province of Canada seems to be operating with different rules, reflecting different circumstances and philosophies of how best to stop a second wave of COVID-19, all balanced against the need to… Read more »



Message from Chris Ballard

Passive House friends, I sincerely hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. The challenges we face are significant, but I know, just like our Passive House buildings, you are resilient. We will get through this together. Here at Passive House Canada we’ve had to make some big changes as to how we… Read more »



COVID-19 Update

As the situation with COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) progresses, I would like to share the measures that Passive House Canada is taking to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our customers and our employees. We are committed to providing a safe environment for everyone. Staff are working remotely and our office is closed. All calls and… Read more »



Deborah Byrne and Kelly Fisher are awarded Construction Canada’s Emerging Leader Award

PRESS RELEASE   For Immediate Release: December 5, 2019 Passive House Canada/Maison Passive Canada, congratulates Board Chair, Deborah Byrne and one of Passive House Canada Instructors, Kelly Fisher, for being awarded Construction Canada’s Emerging Leader Award. Toronto, Ontario – December 5, 2019. Construction Canada announced the winners of the inaugural Emerging Leader Awards, presented at The Buildings Show on… Read more »



Maison Passive Canada/Passive House Canada annonce la nomination de Chris Ballard en tant que nouveau PDG.

COMMUNIQUÉ Pour publication immédiate : 26 novembre 2019 Maison Passive Canada/Passive House Canada annonce la nomination de Chris Ballard en tant que nouveau PDG. Victoria, Colombie-Britannique, le 26 novembre 2019. – Maison Passive Canada/Passive House Canada a annoncé aujourd’hui que Chris Ballard a été nommé PDG. Il remplace Rob Bernhardt, qui avait signalé en début… Read more »



Congratulations to the newly certified PHI Products and Manufactures

Certification with the Passive House Institute ensures that designers, consultants and components are qualified to create buildings that meet the Standard. Passive House Canada would like to congratulate GlassCurtain Inc. for becoming the first Curtain wall for Cold Climate certified by PHI in the world. Also, during the International Passive House Conference, which took place… Read more »