CEO Letter – October 2022

Prefab interest is intense  Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Prefab Symposium, On the Rise, held September 21-23. The Symposium gave our community a welcome forum to dialogue on hot topic in our industry, and a better understanding of how Passive House prefab can help us scale up high performance buildings across… Read more »

exterior rendering of Evolve building in BC

Passive House Canada makes its voice heard

    Two key submissions to the Federal government focus on clean Canadian manufacturers, support for high performance building training With two separate submissions to the Federal government this week, Passive House Canada has made the case for better funding for high performance building training and for federal support of Canadian manufacturers of clean technologies.… Read more »

exterior rendering of Evolve building in BC

Passive House Canada recognized as a Centre of Excellence by the United Nations

    (Victoria, B.C.  – Oct. 6, 2022) The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), through its high performance buildings initiative, has recognized Passive House Canada as an International Centre of Excellence.    The distinction has been conferred on just 10 high performance building organizations globally, a list that includes Passive House Trust (UK), the… Read more »

exterior rendering of Evolve building in BC

Passive House Canada submits recommendations to advance the Canada Green Buildings Strategy

Last month, Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) invited the public and industry to share their feedback on the proposed Canada Green Buildings Strategy. This vital Strategy, when finalized, will become the blueprint for federal action on climate change adaptation and mitigation in the building sector. Passive House Canada is supportive of the proposed strategy and has… Read more »

CEO Letter – September 2022

September is here! After two years of countless restrictions, I’m happy to see people took much-needed time this summer to disconnect, relax and travel and are now getting back into the swing of autumn.   It has been a busy season for us at Passive House Canada as we plan for our September Symposium, meet with… Read more »

New affinity partnership with Ontario General Contractors Association to open doors for trades

    (Victoria, B.C. – August 29, 2022) – A new affinity partnership between Passive House Canada (PHC) and the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) will support construction market leaders in obtaining Passive House certification – the only internationally recognized, performance-based energy standard in construction. The partnership will offer deep, “member’s pricing” discounts to members… Read more »

Member’s Spotlight: Edie Dillman, B.Public Prefab

Edie Dillman (pictured) is CEO and a co-founder of B. Public Prefab in Santa Fe, New Mexico – a woman-owned public benefit company specializing in prefab for high performance building. She’ll be presenting at the upcoming Passive House Canada Prefab Symposium   Member’s Spotlight Positive Disruptor: Edie Dillman, B.Public Prefab   What was your path… Read more »

New educational partnership with Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) will help fill trades gap

A new Pathway to Certification for Trades course will be co-delivered with NAIT on its downtown Edmonton campus, pictured here (image courtesy NAIT)   (Victoria, B.C. – Wednesday, August 24, 2022) A new educational partnership with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) will expand in-person course delivery options for the Pathway to Certification for… Read more »

Members Spotlight: Brett Sichello, NIDO

  Brett Sichello (B.Arch 2003) is the owner of NIDO. in Kelowna, British Columbia. He was a member of Passive House Canada’s second-ever cohort, in 2012. Leading up to his Passive House training, Sichello had worked on LEED Gold buildings, but “knew there had to be something better.”   What was your first Passive House?… Read more »

CEO Letter – August 2022

What a summer it has been. The Passive House Canada team has been hard at work planning our next virtual Prefab Symposium, On the Rise, running September 21-23, which aims to increase awareness about the benefits of prefab construction. This event will include identifying the opportunities, challenges and market innovations across new construction, retrofits, residential,… Read more »