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 »


  Jeremiah Point, Point Engineering on Passive House and First Nations   Jeremiah Point P.Eng., LEED AP, is the owner of Point Engineering, a company based in the Territory of Akwesasne. As a proud Akwesasro:non, Point incorporates new technology with traditional values. A Passive House certified designer and Director on the Passive House Board since… Read more »

Five Passive House buildings recognized with 2022 Green Building Awards

Five Passive House buildings recognized with 2022 Green Building Awards   An incredible five Passive House Institute-certified buildings were recognized with 2022 Green Building Awards late last month. The awards are part of Sustainable Architecture and Building (SAB) Magazine’s national program, which marked its 15th consecutive presentation in 2022. SAB Magazine’s Green Building Awards recognize… Read more »

CEO Letter – July 2022

Revisiting the B.C. Heat Dome   With the summer now in full swing, I want to take a moment to reflect on last year’s unprecedented “heat dome” that created temperatures above 40 Celsius in British Columbia, killing 619 people from heat stress. It is clear from this event – the deadliest weather event in over… Read more »

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Perkins+Will Associate Cillian Collins

  Cillian Collins, Associate at Perkins+Will, Certified Passive House Designer and Chair of the Passive House Canada Education Committee    You started your career in Europe, what were your early days like building high-performance buildings?   I am Irish. I studied at the University College, Dublin at the School of Architecture. As a student architect,… Read more »

CEO Letter – June 2022

Dear Members,    Passive House Canada (PHC) held its annual conference in Victoria at the end of May, and what a success it was! I am so glad to have met so many of you and happy to see even more of you join us online. We also had the pleasure of hearing the City… Read more »

CEO Letter – May 2022

Toronto Gets its Passive House in Order  Spring is in the air and similar to the season, the City of Toronto is turning greener! With its latest version of the Toronto Green Standard (TGS), the city is accelerating its effort to build net-zero buildings with a new top energy efficiency tier (Tier 3) that is… Read more »