CEO Letter – February 2023

Ontario Government Clarifies Bill 23 to Allow Municipal Green Standards We are pleased to share that the Ontario government has clarified that Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, was “not intended to prevent municipalities from implementing green standards,” and that the government has made a number of amendments to the legislation. Through consultation… Read more »

CEO Letter – January 2023

I want to begin by wishing our Passive House community a happy new year. I hope you are starting 2023 both relaxed and refreshed. While the new year is fresh, our Passive House Canada team has hit the ground running as we prepare for a number of exciting events and projects we’ll be unveiling over… Read more »

Luiz Bezerra

Senior Manager Letter – Welcome to Winter 2023

Welcome to 2023 A letter from PHC Senior Manager, Luiz Bezerra I am delighted to share with you Passive House Canada’s Winter 2023 Course Calendar, which provides an overview of courses we will be offering from January through March 2023. There has never been a better time to be educated in the design and construction… Read more »

exterior rendering of Evolve building in BC

Meet Passive House Canada’s Newest Directors

Meet Passive House Canada’s Newest Directors New board members share a passion for sustainable building This month, Passive House Canada welcomes four new directors to the Board of Directors, as well as one returning director, engineer Jeremiah Point. The directors, who officially began their tenure on January 1, 2023, were elected and confirmed at the… Read more »

CEO Letter – December 2022

Ontario Bill 23 The recent passing of Ontario’s Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, has left many in the Ontario – and national – Passive House design and building community stunned. Passive House Canada has worked with dozens of Ontario municipalities over the past three years to help develop “green” building standards, aligned with… Read more »

Members Spotlight: Evelyne Bouchard – Reimagining Quebec

  After wetting her feet with Passive House projects at Local Practice Architecture + Design (British Columbia), architect Evelyne Bouchard returned to her roots, starting her firm, Tandem architecture écologique, in Hemmingford, Quebec in 2017. While designing high performance buildings, Bouchard has remained active in the Passive House Canada community. She was elected to the… Read more »

exterior rendering of Evolve building in BC

Bill 23 Ends Municipal Green Standards in Ontario

Bill 23 Ends Municipal Green Standards in Ontario – Updated November 28th, 2022 On November 28th, the Ontario government voted to pass Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, at third reading. This means that no further amendments to the legislation will be made. The Bill will now go through Royal Assent and become… Read more »

CEO Letter – November 2022

Ontario Bill 23 I want to update you about proposed legislation in Ontario that threatens the uptake of Passive House standard by municipalities. Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, was introduced by the Provincial Government late last month. There are many problems with this bill, but most important to us is that it… Read more »

RJC employees (group of 6 men and 3 women) in front of trees

Member’s Spotlight: RJC Engineers

  This month, we spotlight a group of RJC Engineers employees and Passive House Canada members who are passionately committed to high performance buildings. Terry Bergen, Managing Principal: 27 + years with RJC, Passive House Canada member for 5 years Tiffany Sun Dela Cruz, Project Engineer: 4.5 years with RJC; PHC member for 4 months… Read more »