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 »



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 »



CEO Letter – November

At this time of year I am reminded of the act of remembrance. November 11 marked Remembrance Day and I hope you had the opportunity to stop and think about all of those who served and have not had the opportunity to grow old. And think, too, of those who served and survived, but have… Read more »



Passive House Canada Welcomes B.C. Government, Calls for Course Correction on Energy Step Code

Statement from Chris Ballard, CEO, Passive House Canada “Passive House Canada welcomes the election of John Horgan and his majority government in B.C. With economic recovery, health and climate top of mind for voters, we know that buildings have a critical role to play in delivering those outcomes they are looking for. Investments in infrastructure… Read more »



CEO Letter – October

It’s a very busy and exciting time here at Passive House Canada. We’re developing and delivering new online courses, holding Passive House Institute exams for Designer-Consultant designation, planning our December Passive House Canada Summit and continuing to advocate on behalf of the Passive House Institute building standard. You won’t hear a bit of complaint from… Read more »



Update: The 2020 Speech from the Throne  

Update: The 2020 Speech from the Throne   Passive House Canada cautiously optimistic following Speech from the Throne  Passive House Canada CEO, Chris Ballard, made the following statement after the federal government’s Speech from the Throne:  “Today the federal government announced an ambitious and expansive plan for the next two years during its Speech from the Throne.   “Governor General… Read more »



CEO Letter – September

Back to school amidst the COVID-19 pandemic is on my mind this week, even though my children are long graduated. I feel for parents, teachers and all those who work in the public school system. I am especially concerned for children and teens who are stressed returning to school after many months. Along with COVID-19,… Read more »