CEO Letter – March 2022

Across Canada we see evidence of Spring. And as we look forward to the promise of spring, I can’t help but think of the people of Ukraine for whom the promise of spring is unmitigated suffering under the weight of the Russian invasion. Canadian business has been asked to help Ukrainian refugees coming to our… Read more »



CEO Letter – February 2022

We Must Make Indoor Air Quality Our Priority   As Canadians enjoy the re-opening of our communities following another wave of COVID-19, Canada and provinces need strategies to manage the shift from the global pandemic to the endemic phase of this virus — and to prepare for the next airborne health challenge. Filtered, fresh air… Read more »



Canada’s Ken Soble Tower Certified as World’s Largest Residential Passive House Enerphit Retrofit

  January 19, 2022 (Hamilton, ON) – ERA Architects (ERA) and PCL Construction (PCL) announce the Ken Soble Tower in Hamilton, Canada, has become the world’s largest residential building retrofitted to the Passive House standard –  achieving the renowned EnerPHit certification – while also marking the first retrofit of its kind in North America. As an… Read more »



Radek Pilarski portrait

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT – Radek Pilarski, Dipl.-Ing. Arch. (M. Arch), CPHD, Technical Manager, Graham Construction

  We caught up with Radek Pilarski, Technical Manager for Graham Construction. Graham Construction in one of Canada’s largest construction companies, delivering integrated construction solutions for buildings, industrial and infrastructure clients throughout North America. The company is over 100-years old, with offices across Canada and in the US including 1,500 staff and 6,000 tradespeople, and… Read more »



CEO Letter – January 2022

Happy New Year to everyone. We hope you had a relaxing and safe break. Passive House Canada has hit the ground running this New Year with new education programs, more opportunities to network and continued, strong advocacy. Just before the holiday we learned the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) was proposing to… Read more »



CEO Letter – December 2021

With 2021 coming to an end, I reflect on the year and am happy to see the progress our members and Passive House Canada team have made in advocating for the Passive House Standard across Canada. Together we have built buildings, raised awareness, reached new audiences, taught thousands and recruited new members. The new year… Read more »



MEMBER SPOTLIGHT – Q&A with Jim Nostedt, P. Eng Of Seefar Building Analytics

  Jim Nostedt of Seefar Building Analytics recently joined us as a new member of Passive House Canada. Jim has been involved in energy conservation and building sustainability for most of his illustrious forty-year engineering career. Early in his career, he worked in energy performance contracting, designing energy-efficient buildings, and later as Sustainability Manager for… Read more »