The City of Vancouver seeks feedback from members of Vancouver’s building industry on the energy-efficiency updates proposed for the city’s Building Bylaw and Zoning Policy.
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Passive House enthusiasts in the Vancouver region are gathering January 23 to hear Robert Martinez, Mechanical Engineer with Associated Engineering, share his experiences of Passive House in Norway.
We’ve begun planning for the 2018 Passive House Conference to take place in November in Vancouver, B.C., need your help to contribute ideas, expertise, time and awesomeness to make this a world-class event. To participate on the conference Sponsorship Committee, Social Events Committee, or Outreach Committee, email Passive House Canada Events Manager Gaby Dominguez, stating… Read more »
Passive House Canada presents eight seminars by some of B.C.’s leading Passive House experts at BUILDEX Vancouver. Join us February 14-15 at the Vancouver Convention Centre to learn the latest insights and challenges from B.C. Passive House projects. Register by January 25 for early-bird rates.
The housing sector in Canada provides significant potential for the reduction of the country’s energy footprint and delivering other benefits to Canadians. To accelerate energy-efficient construction, Natural Resources Canada provides a program to enable builders to reduce their time and risk finding and trying innovations that can help them build higher-performance homes better, faster and… Read more »
If you missed the Passive House Deep Dive on October 31 or the Passive House seminar series at BUILDEX Calgary on November 8-9, some of the speakers have provided their presentations for our Building Professionals Resource Centre. You can also download them here.
by Rob Bernhardt, CEO The quiet softness falling snow in the night (or the thought of it) as the holiday season approaches seems to inspire reflection. Passive House Canada has experienced amazing growth this year in so many respects—in membership, in the number and complexity of projects we’ve undertaken, and in training and number… Read more »
Phased-in performance-based energy-efficiency requirements for buildings are setting the course towards better buildings in the City of Toronto and municipalities across B.C. Local governments influence the building design and construction practice through municipal bylaws, zoning requirements and policy. Many municipalities have a history of encouraging energy efficiency in new construction that goes beyond provincial building… Read more »
About 125 people took part in our northeastern B.C. outreach and training events in November. Almost 30 people and 50 people participated in our introductory courses in Prince George and Fort St. John, respectively, to learn about better ways to build. The City of Prince George sent a municipal planner seeking information on how to… Read more »
Passive House modelling software is currently not a recognized modelling tool to demonstrate compliance with the National Energy Code for Canada (NECB). As a consequence, a project is required to complete a second energy model, at additional cost. To address this, a formal submission to the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes is being… Read more »