Luiz Bezerra

Senior Manager Letter – Welcome to Spring/Summer 2023

Welcome to Spring/Summer 2023 A letter from PHC Senior Manager, Luiz Bezerra Spring is in the air and the building season is upon us! I’m delighted to share with you today the Passive House Canada education catalogue for the 2023 Spring/Summer sessions. This year, we’re going about things a little differently. We have been expanding… Read more »

CEO Letter – March 2023

Hitting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Happy March! We’re now just less than two months out from the Passive House Canada Conference, Future Forward: Innovations in Passive House and Beyond, I wanted to provide you with a glimpse of a very exciting panel we are putting together, Global Standards for Buildings and Outcomes They Demand.… Read more »

Luiz Bezerra

New Site Supervisor and Construction Verifier masterclasses tackle large and multi-rise Passive House delivery

Q & A with Luiz Bezerra Senior Manager, Passive House Canada Why is Passive House Canada offering the new Site Supervisor and Construction Verifier courses? The idea for the new courses is for us to bring the industry up to speed on best practices for building Passive House multi-family and high-rise buildings. Both for trades… Read more »

Project Spotlight: 500 James St. North

  This month’s profile is a mixed-use multi-unit residential building in Hamilton, Ontario which includes a new church. The lead architect for the project is Emma Cubitt of Invizij Architects in Hamilton, Ontario. Emma is a Principal of Invizij and specializes in housing, working with non-profits, and sustainable design. A graduate of both the University… Read more »

CEO Letter – February 2023

Ontario Government Clarifies Bill 23 to Allow Municipal Green Standards We are pleased to share that the Ontario government has clarified that Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, was “not intended to prevent municipalities from implementing green standards,” and that the government has made a number of amendments to the legislation. Through consultation… Read more »

CEO Letter – January 2023

I want to begin by wishing our Passive House community a happy new year. I hope you are starting 2023 both relaxed and refreshed. While the new year is fresh, our Passive House Canada team has hit the ground running as we prepare for a number of exciting events and projects we’ll be unveiling over… Read more »

Luiz Bezerra

Senior Manager Letter – Welcome to Winter 2023

Welcome to 2023 A letter from PHC Senior Manager, Luiz Bezerra I am delighted to share with you Passive House Canada’s Winter 2023 Course Calendar, which provides an overview of courses we will be offering from January through March 2023. There has never been a better time to be educated in the design and construction… Read more »

exterior rendering of Evolve building in BC

Meet Passive House Canada’s Newest Directors

Meet Passive House Canada’s Newest Directors New board members share a passion for sustainable building This month, Passive House Canada welcomes four new directors to the Board of Directors, as well as one returning director, engineer Jeremiah Point. The directors, who officially began their tenure on January 1, 2023, were elected and confirmed at the… Read more »

CEO Letter – December 2022

Ontario Bill 23 The recent passing of Ontario’s Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, has left many in the Ontario – and national – Passive House design and building community stunned. Passive House Canada has worked with dozens of Ontario municipalities over the past three years to help develop “green” building standards, aligned with… Read more »

Members Spotlight: Evelyne Bouchard – Reimagining Quebec

  After wetting her feet with Passive House projects at Local Practice Architecture + Design (British Columbia), architect Evelyne Bouchard returned to her roots, starting her firm, Tandem architecture écologique, in Hemmingford, Quebec in 2017. While designing high performance buildings, Bouchard has remained active in the Passive House Canada community. She was elected to the… Read more »