Policy Series: CEO Introduction

The advancement of public policy and an effective regulatory framework has been at the core of Passive House Canada’s mission since inception.  Our founding members recognized the market transformation we seek can only be achieved in the context of fundamental policy & regulatory reform.  When our founding members first met in 2013, such transformation was… Read more »



Passive House Canada commits to 3 part recovery and resilience plan

As we emerge from this pandemic, let’s build a more resilient Canada. Passive House Canada is pleased to be one of the more than 240 signatories representing some 2,000-plus companies urging Canadian governments to commit to a three-part recovery and resilience plan: Invest stimulus into Canada’s fast-growing clean energy and cleantech sectors and businesses committed… Read more »



Update from the CEO

May 8, 2020 I hope you and your loved ones are safe during this pandemic. As we head into the 2020 construction season, each province of Canada seems to be operating with different rules, reflecting different circumstances and philosophies of how best to stop a second wave of COVID-19, all balanced against the need to… Read more »



In times of Corona, Passive House ventilation is also advantageous

Statement by Passive House Institute, April 9, 2020 Download The ventilation system (MVHR) in Passive House buildings usually* draws in fresh air from the outside to ventilate our indoor rooms. Even in times of corona, people are allowed to move about outside in the open air as long as social distancing advice is heeded, because… Read more »



Training Session

Passive House Canada Advocates for its Members

The review of proposed government legislation and regulations is an important role Passive House Canada plays in helping to bring high-performance building standards to Canada. Your support of PHC ensures we can continue to speak on your behalf. Proposed code changes will not allow Canada to achieve its emission goals In a recent submission to… Read more »



Message from Chris Ballard

Passive House friends, I sincerely hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. The challenges we face are significant, but I know, just like our Passive House buildings, you are resilient. We will get through this together. Here at Passive House Canada we’ve had to make some big changes as to how we… Read more »



COVID-19 Update

As the situation with COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) progresses, I would like to share the measures that Passive House Canada is taking to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our customers and our employees. We are committed to providing a safe environment for everyone. Staff are working remotely and our office is closed. All calls and… Read more »



Deborah Byrne and Kelly Fisher are awarded Construction Canada’s Emerging Leader Award

PRESS RELEASE   For Immediate Release: December 5, 2019 Passive House Canada/Maison Passive Canada, congratulates Board Chair, Deborah Byrne and one of Passive House Canada Instructors, Kelly Fisher, for being awarded Construction Canada’s Emerging Leader Award. Toronto, Ontario – December 5, 2019. Construction Canada announced the winners of the inaugural Emerging Leader Awards, presented at The Buildings Show on… Read more »



Passive House Sessions at The Buildings Show in Toronto, Dec. 4 – 5, 2019

The Buildings Show brings together 30,000 attendees from key industries once a year to create the premiere networking event for the built environment. As the largest exposition and conference of its kind in North America, the Show is recognized as a leader in professional development. Passive House Sessions WS119 – Creating a Passive House Standard Building from… Read more »



Passive House Canada/Maison Passive Canada, Announces the Appointment of Chris Ballard as the new CEO

PRESS RELEASE   For Immediate Release: November 26, 2019 Passive House Canada/Maison Passive Canada, Announces the Appointment of Chris Ballard as the new CEO. Victoria, BC – November 26, 2019, Passive House Canada/Maison Passive Canada (PHC) announced today that Chris Ballard has been appointed as CEO, replacing Rob Bernhardt who announced in early 2019 his… Read more »