With this federal election, Canadians made it abundantly clear that meaningful action on climate change is important to them. It is a message politicians across Canada, at all levels of government, should take seriously. Can you think of another election where climate change was so hotly debated? I can’t. Here at Passive House Canada, we… Read more »
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September 30th is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We exist in solidarity with the indigenous peoples of this land we now call Canada and today we acknowledge the original inhabitants of this land. Passive House Canada believes in creating homes and buildings that care for our bodies, our minds and Mother Earth. We are committed… Read more »
Centrotherm Ecosystems recently joined Passive House Canada as a new member. Established in 2009, Centrotherm is committed to developing and manufacturing sustainable products for the plumbing, heating, and building products markets. We spoke to Daniel Smith, Regional Sales Manager (Canada) of Centrotherm Eco Systems, to learn more about their product, AIR EXCELLENT, and why… Read more »
Why did you join Passive House Canada? For me, it was the opportunity to address two issues close to my heart — climate change and the need for Canada to build better. I enjoy working with passive house folks — you are a passionate bunch, dedicated to using your talents to not only build better,… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
Meet Guillaume Fafard, the easy-going and effervescent Founder of Quinzhee Architecture, located in the Saint-Saveur district in Quebec City, Quebec. Quinzhee’s practice is built upon their care for the environment, and designing homes based on Passive House principles was a natural fit, aligning with the core values of the firm. So when COVID-19 hit, like… Read more »