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 »



exterior rendering of Evolve building in BC

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 »



Project Spotlight – Kilkenny Passive House

  With an impressive 0.03 ACH @50 Pa airtightness result, Kilkenny is the first Passive House to apply for certification in the Southeastern Ontario region The Kilkenny Passive House was built with one purpose in mind: to achieve Passive House Institute certification. Passive House-Certified Designer and PHC member Brock Wilson discusses the project and what… Read more »



CEO Letter – May 2023

Our annual conference in Hamilton last week was not only praised for its excellent content and networking opportunities, it also proved once again what a great community we are part of. I hope you were able to attend. We had more people, more presentations, more networking and more sponsors than ever before. We left energized… Read more »



Mini course in PHPP10 to give design software users upgrade support

    In partnership with Peel Passive House, Passive House Canada is launching a mini course aimed at orienting users of the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) v. 9.6 software to the newly upgraded PHPP10. The mini course, launching this spring, will consist of two four-hour sessions, and will include tips, tricks and ‘how-to’s’ for… Read more »



Passive House projects recognized with 2023 Green Building Awards

  Passive House projects recognized with 2023 Green Building Awards Passive House Canada members’ projects earn kudos in annual SABMagazine awards   Passive House Canada congratulates the teams of three projects that have been recognized with 2023 SABMagazine Green Building Awards. Perkins + Will’s 2020 SoLo House, located in the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia,… Read more »



CEO Letter – April 2023

Promising Directions With the release of the 2023 Federal budget, we’re happy to see an emphasis on decarbonizing and upgrading the electrical grid. As net-zero building increases and we shift from non-renewable resources to electricity, our grid must be clean and able to handle significant demand increase. This budget lays out a wide variety of… Read more »



Project Spotlight: King William Modular Affordable Housing for CityHousing Hamilton

  Project Spotlight: King William Modular Affordable Housing for CityHousing Hamilton ‘Timeless’ project takes aim at delivering stigma-free homes, quickly   Enda McDonagh is a Principal at the Toronto-based Montgomery Sisam. Originally from Ireland, Enda came to Montgomery Sisam twelve years ago with an impressive pedigree of work overseas. He has since helped guide a… Read more »



Luiz Bezerra

Senior Manager Letter – Welcome to Spring/Summer 2023

Welcome to Spring/Summer 2023 A letter from PHC Senior Manager, Luiz Bezerra Spring is in the air and the building season is upon us! I’m delighted to share with you today the Passive House Canada education catalogue for the 2023 Spring/Summer sessions. This year, we’re going about things a little differently. We have been expanding… Read more »