CEO Letter – May 2022

Toronto Gets its Passive House in Order  Spring is in the air and similar to the season, the City of Toronto is turning greener! With its latest version of the Toronto Green Standard (TGS), the city is accelerating its effort to build net-zero buildings with a new top energy efficiency tier (Tier 3) that is… Read more »



MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Donald Proven | CPHD, CPHT, PH Specialist at Sun Certified Builders Cooperative

From Left to Right – Lincoln Whitehead, Doug Grant, Donald Proven, Rick Proven.   Donald Proven is a Passive House Specialist at Sun Certified Builders Cooperative Ltd. where they design, prefabricate, renovate, and build high-performance Passive House buildings.   Q: How did you start building high-performance buildings? A: I’m part of a family business. So… Read more »



MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Sandra Rohler, Architect AIBC | Architekt AKNW (Ger), CPHD, CPHT, Certified Joiner, Window + Furniture Maker (GER), Co-Founder Passive House Canada

  Sandra’s unique and diverse skill set first developed from her time growing up on a farm in Germany – she has always had a very strong connection to the land, so naturally was drawn to sustainable design and in making and creating things. Passive House was the perfect combination of sustainability and construction. Holding… Read more »



CEO Letter – April 2022

The recent BUILDEX Vancouver 2022 was a great re-introduction to meeting folks in person. Thank you to our corporate sponsors and to the Passive House Canada team for executing a fantastic event. Our red-carpet pavilion displayed companies with new passive house technologies, and a learning hub to educate and facilitate discussion with participants.    I… Read more »



MEMBER SPOTLIGHT – Susan MacDougall, P. Eng., FEC, CHPC, Founder, Focal Engineering

  Passive House Canada member Susan MacDougall, P.Eng., FEC, CHPC, has worked in the building industry for nearly 20 years and started Focal Engineering in 2015. She is an experienced mechanical engineer, energy modeller, presenter and project manager with a passion for sustainability, which has been her career focus. She is frequently requested to sit… Read more »



CEO Letter – March 2022

Across Canada we see evidence of Spring. And as we look forward to the promise of spring, I can’t help but think of the people of Ukraine for whom the promise of spring is unmitigated suffering under the weight of the Russian invasion. Canadian business has been asked to help Ukrainian refugees coming to our… Read more »



CEO Letter – February 2022

We Must Make Indoor Air Quality Our Priority   As Canadians enjoy the re-opening of our communities following another wave of COVID-19, Canada and provinces need strategies to manage the shift from the global pandemic to the endemic phase of this virus — and to prepare for the next airborne health challenge. Filtered, fresh air… Read more »



MEMBER SPOTLIGHT – Q&A with Tobiasz Staszak, Country Manager, Reynaers Canada

  Reynaers Canada, part of the global Reynaers Group, recently became a new member to Passive House Canada. Established over 50 years ago, Reynaers Group is a family-owned company with headquarters in Belgium and presence in more than 70 countries worldwide. The company’s brand, Reynaers Aluminium, is a leading European specialist in the development and… Read more »



Canada’s Ken Soble Tower Certified as World’s Largest Residential Passive House Enerphit Retrofit

  January 19, 2022 (Hamilton, ON) – ERA Architects (ERA) and PCL Construction (PCL) announce the Ken Soble Tower in Hamilton, Canada, has become the world’s largest residential building retrofitted to the Passive House standard –  achieving the renowned EnerPHit certification – while also marking the first retrofit of its kind in North America. As an… Read more »



MEMBER SPOTLIGHT – Radek Pilarski, Dipl.-Ing. Arch. (M. Arch), CPHD, Technical Manager, Graham Construction

  We caught up with Radek Pilarski, Technical Manager for Graham Construction. Graham Construction in one of Canada’s largest construction companies, delivering integrated construction solutions for buildings, industrial and infrastructure clients throughout North America. The company is over 100-years old, with offices across Canada and in the US including 1,500 staff and 6,000 tradespeople, and… Read more »