Passive House Canada | Maison Passive Canada, launches technical services department with the hiring of noted Passive House Certifier, Chris Petit.

Toronto, ON – December 10, 2020, Passive House Canada/Maison Passive Canada (PHC) announced today that Passive House Institute Certifier, Chris Petit, has been hired as Technical Services Lead to support the Association’s new Technical Services Department. Mr. Petit is highly regarded in the high-performance building community across North America with more than ten years’ experience… Read more »



Passive House Canada pleased with Federal Government announcements on two fronts

The Federal Government’s economic update delivered Monday offers insight into anticipated stimulus spending to address Covid-19 and a green economic recovery. In her address, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland committed to spending $100 billion over the next three years to jump start Canada’s economy. We thank Minister Freeland for tying Canada’s economic growth plan to the… Read more »



2020 Annual General Meeting

Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Passive House Canada Annual General Meeting agenda. You can access the agenda, meeting minutes, annual report, and audited financials in the links provided below. 2020 Agenda – Annual General Meeting 2019 Annual General Meeting Minutes 2019 Annual Report 2019 Audited Financials



CEO Letter – November

At this time of year I am reminded of the act of remembrance. November 11 marked Remembrance Day and I hope you had the opportunity to stop and think about all of those who served and have not had the opportunity to grow old. And think, too, of those who served and survived, but have… Read more »



Passive House Canada Welcomes B.C. Government, Calls for Course Correction on Energy Step Code

Statement from Chris Ballard, CEO, Passive House Canada “Passive House Canada welcomes the election of John Horgan and his majority government in B.C. With economic recovery, health and climate top of mind for voters, we know that buildings have a critical role to play in delivering those outcomes they are looking for. Investments in infrastructure… Read more »



Advances Toward a Net-Zero Global Building Sector.

Annual Review of Environment and Resources has published a milestone peer-reviewed paper entitled Advances Toward a Net-Zero Global Building Sector. A new international study was published that sheds light on advances in the global building sector and what’s required to reduce emissions in buildings to achieve our climate targets. It finds that the technologies and… Read more »



Policy Series #5 – The Reference Building Approach

A series of articles by Rob Bernhardt, Advisor Projects and Policy for Passive House Canada. Rob has worked with international agencies, national, provincial and local governments in developing building policy. Prior to that he developed and sold certified Passive House buildings and lives in the first certified Passive House on Vancouver Island, in Victoria, BC.… Read more »



Policy Series #4 – Regulating Excellence

Download this article as a PDF. The first two articles in this series outlined the four imperatives for buildings to mitigate climate change and the level of operating efficiency required to do so. Meeting our commitments under the Paris Accord involves changing our building codes to require highly efficient, low carbon buildings. BC started early… Read more »



CEO Letter – October

It’s a very busy and exciting time here at Passive House Canada. We’re developing and delivering new online courses, holding Passive House Institute exams for Designer-Consultant designation, planning our December Passive House Canada Summit and continuing to advocate on behalf of the Passive House Institute building standard. You won’t hear a bit of complaint from… Read more »



Passive House Canada Takes a Stand on Air Tightness Testing

In May 2020 the standing committee on energy efficiency (SC-EE) made the decision to exclude large commercial, institutional and multi-residential buildings from the need for whole building airtightness testing. Passive House Canada is strongly opposed to this change and has submitted a letter to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry calling for the reversal… Read more »