Partnership brings high-performance building education to northeastern B.C.

VICTORIA – A partnership between industry groups, municipalities and First Nations is bringing outreach and education about high-performance buildings to northeastern B.C. communities.

Passive House Canada, the Real Estate Foundation of B.C., the City of Fort St. John, the West Moberly First Nations, and the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George have joined forces to provide courses and events for the public and construction industry about the Passive House high-performance building standard to northeastern B.C. communities.


Seminar series @ BUILDEX Calgary explores the latest developments in Passive House

For Immediate Release                            

November 1, 2017

VICTORIA – Passive House Canada and members of Alberta’s construction community present the latest developments in high-performance buildings at BUILDEX Calgary, November 8–9.

Designers, builders and high-performance building experts present their findings and experiences in working on Passive House projects, from the first Passive House buildings in Calgary to northern-climate institutional buildings, affordable housing and modular construction.


Passive House Deep Dive explores the latest in high-performance building

VICTORIA – Passive House Canada and building industry members explore the latest developments in high-performance, energy-efficient buildings at the Passive House Deep Dive, October 31, at UBC’s Robson Square.

The one-day event focuses on current design and construction challenges, emerging solutions, and best practices in high-performance building standards.


Report from the North American Passive House Network Conference 2017

The NAPHN17 conference wrapped up on Sunday after five days of workshops, seminars and project tours.

Amina Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary General of the UN addressed delegates via video, as did Michael Moller, the Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva. She announced plans for a global network of UN centres of building excellence, including the Vancouver Centre of Excellence. Scott Foster, Director of the Sustainable Energy Division of the UNECE provided the keynote address.


Join us for Net Positive Symposium + Passive House Deep Dive in Vancouver

The Net Positive Symposium in Vancouver takes place October 30-31. Space is limited and we highly recommend you tickets now to avoid disappointment. The event is aimed at those familiar with Passive House design wanting an in-depth exploration of solutions to the challenges being encountered by today’s project teams. Speakers will present numerous case studies plus deep dives into ventilation, thermal bridging, air highness and mechanical issues. 


Passive House Summit Speakers confirmed @ IIDEX Toronto

On Nov. 29 – 30, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will host the third annual Passive House Summit at IIDEX. Comprised of four seminars, the summit will explore policies, principles, case studies and future directions of high performance building. Speakers include Lisa King (City of Toronto), Jamie Stephens (Oxford County), Rob Bernhardt (Passive House Canada), Graham Cubitt (Indwell), Jonathan Kearns (Kearns Mancini Architects), Ilana Judah (FXFOWLE Int’l), and Andrew Peel (Peel Passive House Consulting).


Funding for BC manufacturers to develop high-performance windows

The Fenestration Association of BC has launched a funding program to stimulate development of new designs and manufacturing processes that will lead to cost-effective, marketable, high-performance windows being built in British Columbia.

The costs associated with creating new product lines that exceed current BC energy-efficiency requirements, including lab testing and certification, are a barrier to the introduction of high-performance windows into the market. The High-Performance Window Certification program aims to overcome these market barriers.