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 »



CEO Letter – January

Hello everyone, A needed holiday break has left me reinvigorated and looking forward to pushing the Passive House agenda across our country. I hope the break did the same for you. From where I sit, I see increasing opportunities for our members as municipal governments implement building standards that are, or equivalent to, Passive House.… Read more »



miru windows tech

Profile in Innovation: Window to the Soul, How Energy-saving Glass is Reshaping an Industry One View at a Time

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. The glass industry is getting a much-needed facelift in the form of dynamic windows. Read why going high performance means going… Read more »



CEO Letter – December

Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2024 Hello everyone, As we approach the end of the year, it’s an opportune moment to reflect on the strides Passive House Canada (PHC) has made in advancing high-performance building practices. Our efforts this year have continued to spread our training from coast to coast. We have not… Read more »



CEO Letter – November

The National Model Codes: A Call for Action Hello everyone, We’re at a pivotal moment where the 2020 National Model Codes are up for review, tackling key issues like building retrofit enhancements, greenhouse gas reductions, and improvements in airtightness, along with better insulation practices. It’s a crucial time, and we at Passive House Canada are… Read more »