MEMBER SPOTLIGHT – Lorrie Rand, BEDS, CPHD, Habit Studio

  From a young age, Lorrie Rand knew she wanted to design houses. She has also felt a deep connection to nature. It was inherent – she comes from over 300 years of English descendants who farmed the same land in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, one of the Atlantic Canada’s richest agricultural regions… Read more »



CEO Letter – July

Passive House Canada has officially teamed up with Efficiency Canada to continue to push for better building policies. As an official partner of Efficiency Canada, we will be working together on various advocacy and communications initiatives that advance our mission to make Passive House widely known, understood and adopted by government decision makers. We are… Read more »



PHC Submits Recommendations for National Infrastructure Assessment

At the end of June, Passive House Canada submitted recommendations to the federal government on the National Infrastructure Assessment. The Assessment is a broad reaching government initiative looking to understand the state of current infrastructure and the steps that need to be taken to reach Canada’s long-term goals. Our submission can be found here.



Passive House a Winner with CleanBC’s Building Innovation Fund

BC continues to provide a springboard for homegrown companies to flourish in green innovation. North Vancouver-based BCollective Homes and Invermere-based Collective Carpentry were two of the deserving recipients of the $8-million CleanBC Building Innovation Fund. Both companies foundationally believe in the value of Passive House principles as the pathway to provide superior solutions in construction… Read more »



CEO Letter – June

In mid-May the International Energy Agency (IEA) released an important report called Net-Zero by 2050: A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector. The report finds that a radical shift toward renewable energy is required to prevent the world from warming beyond 1.5 degrees and that investments in oil and gas need to immediately come to an end. It specifies that governments need to significantly strengthen and successfully… Read more »



Keeping Vancouver on Track to Reduce Building Emissions

By Scott Kennedy, Partner, Cornerstone Architecture This past week, a motion went before Vancouver City Council to delay the implementation of a policy requiring the installation of zero emissions heating and hot water systems in news homes beginning January 1, 2022 by one year. The motion was included in a package of amendments for Council… Read more »



CEO Letter – May

There is lots to report at Passive House Canada as we continue to add education courses for the industry, and work with government and industry to help with the transition to a zero carbon building marketplace. We have been critical of the pending national building code removal of air tightness testing. We are concerned that… Read more »



Passive House Canada establishes ground-breaking partnership to advance the Passive House standard throughout the Americas

For Immediate Release: May 11, 2021 VICTORIA,  B.C. – \ Passive House Canada is pleased to announce a five-year partnership with the Instituto Latinoamericano Passivhaus (ILAPH) and Capital Cities of the Americas (CC35), an American-based organization that facilitates collaboration between the public and private sectors to achieve an accelerated impact of the Paris Agreement through the leadership… Read more »