On Nov. 29 – 30, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will host the third annual Passive House Summit at IIDEX. Comprised of four seminars, the summit will explore policies, principles, case studies and future directions of high performance building. Speakers include Lisa King (City of Toronto), Jamie Stephens (Oxford County), Rob Bernhardt (Passive House Canada), Graham… Read more »
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Un événement [email protected] BBQ avec l’équipe Décathlon Solair McGill / Concordia “Deep-Performance Dwelling”
La Maison Passive Canada et Maison Passive Québec vous lancent une invitation spéciale afin de vous joindre à un événement [email protected] BBQ. En cette occasion, vous pourrez visiter et échanger avec l’équipe Décathlon Solaire McGill/Concordia “Deep-Performance Dwelling.”
Funding for BC manufacturers to develop high-performance windows
The Fenestration Association of BC has launched a funding program to stimulate development of new designs and manufacturing processes that will lead to cost-effective, marketable, high-performance windows being built in British Columbia. The costs associated with creating new product lines that exceed current BC energy-efficiency requirements, including lab testing and certification, are a barrier to… Read more »
Federal program funds innovation to reduce building greenhouse gases
Passive House Canada members who are developing innovative solutions to meet the high-performance building targets outlined in Build Smart: Canada’s Buildings Strategy may be eligible for federal clean energy innovation funding.
Strategy puts members at leading edge of market transformation
The recently released national buildings strategy for Canada puts architects, builders and suppliers who provide Passive House-related services and materials for construction at the leading edge of an emerging market transformation. Build Smart: Canada’s Buildings Strategy is a key driver of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change and commits the provinces… Read more »
National strategy aims to make high-performance buildings Canada’s standard
by Rob Bernhardt, CEO When Canada’s federal and provincial energy ministers approved a new buildings strategy for the country in St. Andrews, NB, they set the direction for Canada’s buildings for future decades. Build Smart: Canada’s Buildings Strategy is a comprehensive agreement that outlines the goals for Canada’s buildings, and is a significant step towards… Read more »
Ice Box Challenge moves to Seattle
The Ice Box Challenge structures that sat on Vancouver’s waterfront for 18 days this summer are now demonstrating energy efficiency in downtown Seattle.
Seeking sponsors for Net Positive Symposium/Passive House Deep Dive
We are calling out to high-performance vendors and suppliers to showcase their products and services as sponsors at the Net Positive Symposium and Passive House Deep Dive, October 30 –31, 2017, in Vancouver, BC.
Sign up for International Passive House Days, November 10–12
Passive House Days take place November 10–12, 2017. By participating in this open-house event with your own Passive House home, office, or construction site, you can share your experiences and show your community what Passive House is all about. Spread the word and offer others the chance to experience the benefits Passive House offers.
The Canadian buildings policy environment is changing in favour of Passive House
By Rob Bernhardt, CEO The height of the summer is often a time to pause and reflect on high-performance building policy. How are we doing? And where are we going?