CEO Letter – July 2024

Our members are a passionate bunch, striving to build the best buildings possible. We focus on employing the Passive House building standard because we recognize its importance in addressing energy efficiency and, increasingly, addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation.  Talking with members at our recent annual conference in Victoria reinforced for me why we do… Read more »



CEO Letter – June

A Global Leap Forward  Dear members and friends,  What an exciting time to be part of the high-performance building movement! Earlier this March, under the grand arches of Paris, Canada joined a host of nations in making a historic pledge – we signed the “Déclaration de Chaillot” at the Buildings and Climate Global Forum. Spearheaded… Read more »



CEO Letter – May

One of the most important ways Passive House Canada (PHC) demonstrates its value to the high-performance building community here in Canada is through our annual conference. This show-case event is an opportunity for attendees to learn during deep technical dives into passive house projects, understand our advocacy and be challenged by great speakers. This year,… Read more »



CEO Letter – April

Dear Members,  Ontario’s recent budget and building code announcement were significant setbacks in our efforts to protect people and the environment from the worst impacts of climate change. In the budget, the government missed another opportunity to support the development of high-performance buildings — like Passive House – and the development of the industry. Meanwhile,… Read more »



Passive House Canada Feedback on proposed 2025 Federal Model Building Code

Summary  The latest updates to Canada’s National Model Codes introduce significant changes aimed at improving operational emissions from buildings. Passive House Canada welcomes tiered GHG emissions requirements, mandatory airtightness at higher tiers for smaller buildings, Energy Use Intensity (EUI) compliance path, and the inclusion of health costs when weighing the inclusion of code changes. These… Read more »



Bill Reed

Profile in Innovation: The Regeneration of Bill Reed

Profile in Innovation: This article is one in a series that will highlight new and innovative technologies and profile people making a mark in support of the passive house community’s efforts to decarbonize buildings. By Lia Grainger The father of green building certifications in North America wants you to build a field of positive energy… Read more »



CEO Letter – March

Hello everyone,   Planning for our annual conference is well underway and we are overwhelmed with the number and caliber of speakers lining up for this year’s annual conference!  Introducing Keynote Speaker Bill Reed, Principle of Regenesis   We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker this year is Bill Reed of Regenesis Group. He’s not just… Read more »



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Profile in Innovation: Following the Swedish Way – How TermoDeck is on a Mission to Change the Way we Build

Profile in Innovation: This article is one in a series that will highlight new and innovative technologies and profile people making a mark in support of the passive house community’s efforts to decarbonize buildings. By Adam Elliott Segal “Canada today is like Sweden in 1995,” Ghassan Nimry says. The Director of Eco-Structures International and a… Read more »



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CEO Letter – February

Hello everyone, Exciting news from Passive House Canada as we warmly invite you to join us for the annual Passive House Canada Conference 2024 – By Design! Transform the Built Environment. This event is scheduled June 17-19 at the University of Victoria. We’re thrilled to be returning to Victoria, British Columbia, the birthplace of Passive… Read more »