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 in China this month, a Canadian product was awarded with a special prize.

The Special Prize Aesthetic and Innovation was awarded to the GRP window Universal Series by Cascadia Windows Ltd., Canada.

The jury praised the aesthetic and innovative qualities of this window concept, combined with very reasonable investment costs and its high energy and cost efficiency, especially compared to a relatively good baseline window.
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2018 Annual Report

The 2018 Annual Report is up and available for viewing. Or you can download it here.


Summer Reflections

Summer is a time for reflection – whether you’re at the cabin, on the beach or on a mountain top. How are we doing in our mission to transform Canada’s buildings? How far have public policies and programs carried us from our start as a small, volunteer based group of environmental enthusiasts?  How will new talent launch us to the next phase and what does our path to new growth look like?

Reflection is an opportunity for us to recognize our progress and celebrate our accomplishments. I’ve had the opportunity to connect and work with people who’ve helped make a measurable impact in the way we build today, standing out for their commitment to protect our natural environment and have a positive influence on our industry. It has been a privilege to be part of developing policies such as the UN Framework Guidelines for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, our national buildings strategy, the BC Energy Step Code and local government bylaws. Low energy Passive House buildings are no longer a “niche” movement. Many government agencies are establishing low energy building guidelines, the collective impact of which is these to create a fundamental change in how Canadian buildings are designed and built. This transition has the potential to create a significant number of new jobs.


Passive House Canada announces plan to transition CEO

For Immediate Release:

Victoria, BC 2019 – Passive House Canada CEO announces plans to step down by end of year after leading organization to great heights.

Passive House Canada announced today that Rob Bernhardt will step down as Chief Executive Officer by the end of 2019, after leading the organization since its inception in 2016. Bernhardt will stay on as the organization’s leader until a successor is found, with the search for a new leader formally launching in May.

“I started this organization with the goal of building a robust non-profit association ready for the rapidly changing environment that we currently see ourselves in. It’s been an incredible privilege to have been part of such a fundamental shift in how we think about buildings, and I’m especially proud that we’ve built such a strong and effective nonprofit able to play a meaningful role in transforming Canada’s buildings. With a visionary Board of Directors and solid organization, it is a good time to find a new leader.” said Bernhardt.

Bernhardt also highlighted: “We continue to build on our strengths, and with the strategic plan in place, we are making some exciting pivots to the future with investments in curriculum development, on-line learning, supporting the development of Canadian codes & standards, and broadening our national reach through events, technical support for industry, and support for local groups and advocacy.”


The 2019 Passive House Canada Conference – Call for Proposals Now Open!

The 2019 Passive House Canada Conference takes place October 17-18 at the University of Toronto Scarborough. The Call for Proposals is now open!!!

Are you working on a new project? Have a new innovation, or significant lessons learned that you would like to share with the Passive House community? Submit a speaker proposal for consideration for presentation at the conference. The submission deadline is April 15th –  click HERE for more details.

For key dates regarding the conference please visit: https://conference.passivehousecanada.com/participant-information/