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CEO Letter – September

Air quality has been significantly diminished in Canada this year. Canada’s 2023 wildfire season is the worst on record and it’s not over yet. It’s a shame because it erases years of progress. (The Globe and Mail, among others, wrote about it.) Our air quality overall has improved over the past decades and is one… Read more »



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CEO Letter – August

Welcome to the dog days of summer, normally, but things have been anything but normal this summer. The global heating emergency has unfolded dramatically this summer, amplified by an unprecedented El Niño event, causing an unprecedented heat wave in the southern hemisphere, extreme weather causing flooding, fires and storm damage across Canada and the globe.  … Read more »



CEO Letter – July

Summer is here, and I hope everyone has an opportunity to relax and enjoy some holidays. While the weather has warmed, Passive House Canada has kept the heat on the federal government, with our recommendations on the Wave 2 Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes. You can read our submission on developing and implementing greenhouse… Read more »



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Passive House Canada Launches New Suite of Professional Technical Services

Services will support designers, developers, and manufacturers   This month, Passive House Canada announces the launch of a slate of new technical services: feasibility studies, 2D and 3D thermal bridge modelling, and component design and verification. The services will support the Passive House community, including manufacturers and suppliers, architects and designers, as well as housing… Read more »



CEO Letter – June 2023

Passive House Canada is happy to announce that we have been appointed to the Advisory Council for Harmonized Construction Codes by the Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC). This new position gives Passive House Canada a seat at the table to more effectively represent your voices on key policy issues related to the development… Read more »



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Passive House Canada Public Review Comments on Federal Net Zero Emissions Code

This past winter, the Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC) sought input from stakeholders, experts, code users, and the general public on their Wave 1 draft policy recommendations for developing and implementing greenhouse gas emissions provisions in the National Model Codes. This input will feed into the development of the final policy framework that… Read more »



Passive House Canada Recognize Three with Harold Orr Awards

Passive House Canada closed its annual conference by honouring three outstanding individuals with the prestigious Harold Orr Award: Sean Botham of CityHousing Hamilton; Lisa King with the City of Toronto; and Sonia Zouari with the National Centre of Expertise at Public Services and Procurement Canada.  The award is named after Dr. Harold Orr, who was… Read more »