This year over 40 Canadians attended the iPHA conference in Vienna, on April 27-30! The record crowd of Canucks included teams from large Passive House projects in Ontario and BC, manufacturers, suppliers, designers and builders. As usual, the conference program was packed with information, the latest research and product exhibits. The very fact the conference… Read more »
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Enter the Ice Box Design Challenge for your chance to win $500
We are excited to announce that we have been invited by the City of Vancouver to coordinate an Ice Box Challenge event in Vancouver this summer. Inspired by a similar event in Brussels, the challenge requires the design and construction of two small structures that will be placed in a public location in Vancouver to… Read more »
2016 Year End Message from our CEO
It has been an amazing year for the Passive House building community. With hundreds of new projects in design and being built right across the country. This year we launched a project map on our website, so you can now view details and photos of Passive House buildings across Canada, and submit your own. There is fantastic… Read more »
Passive House Building Certifiers in Western Canada
This week Passive House Canada members RDH and Red Door Energy Design in Vancouver announced they are merging, combining the Passive House consulting and certification operations of Red Door with RDH Building Science. We’d like to extend our congratulations and look forward to seeing the fruits of their partnership!
How to renew your Passive House Designer or Consultant Certification
As many of you will already know, the Passive House Institute requires you to renew your Passive House Designer or Consultant certification every five years. As of May 2016, there are two ways you can do this.
Wood fibre-based insulation researchers seeking participant building projects
FPInnovations, the Canadian Wood Council and 475 High Performance Building Supply are seeking to undertake research and explore the opportunities for using wood fibre-based insulation products in Canadian buildings. They are seeking designers, builders and owners of new projects being planned for the near future for participation in this research – particularly, single family and… Read more »
Passive House Canada receives grant from Vancity
We are thrilled to announce we are proud recipients of Vancity’s Community Partnership Program grant – for building industry and consumer outreach projects, and energy and environment initiatives. The grant has enabled us to launch our new website, which houses more resources for building industry professionals, policy makers and home buyers – with new features… Read more »
Canadian Window Company Receives Passive House Certification
Congratulations to Passive House Canada member, EuroLine Windows, who have received official Passive House certification for their Series 4700, ThermoPlus PHC windows. They are currently the only company in Canada manufacturing windows that meet the Passive House Standard. We look forward to seeing more Canadian manufacturers become certified by the Passivhaus Institute over the coming… Read more »
BC Government endorses Passive House and training with Passive House Canada in Climate Leadership Plan
Friday, August 19, 2016 marked a huge success for everyone who has been working hard to promote high performance buildings in Canada. The Government of BC announced its Climate Leadership Plan, highlighting Passive House design and construction as key tool to achieving energy targets in the built environment.
CanPHI West is now operating as a new, national organization, Passive House Canada | Maison Passive Canada
We announced at the North American Passive House Network conference last year that CanPHI West was becoming a national organization. We have members and course conductors across Canada, and it was clear there is strong demand for a professional, national organization to advocate and accelerate adoption of the Passive House high performance building standard in… Read more »