When Canada’s federal and provincial energy ministers approved a new buildings strategy for the country in St. Andrews, NB, they set the direction for Canada’s buildings for future decades. Build Smart: Canada’s Buildings Strategy is a comprehensive agreement that outlines the goals for Canada’s buildings, and is a significant step towards making high-performance buildings the standard in Canada.
Passive House Days take place November 10–12, 2017. By participating in this open-house event with your own Passive House home, office, or construction site, you can share your experiences and show your community what Passive House is all about. Spread the word and offer others the chance to experience the benefits Passive House offers.
BC Building Code box ice, on right, lost about 40 per cent more volume during Ice Box Challenge than the Passive House box ice.
When our members Shaun St-Amour and Chris Hill opened the Ice Box Challenge ice boxes on Vancouver’s Olympic Village Square on August 14, they revealed how high-performance design and construction yields energy-efficient benefits even during a summer heatwave.
Join us this Saturday, August 12, on our Passive House social & bike tour. We will start at Vancouver City Hall, then bike along Ontario Street to visit four passive houses at various stages of construction.
We have scheduled a Passive House & Ice Box Challenge Industry Social for Wednesday, August 2. Here is your opportunity to visit the Ice Box Challenge and see the changes that have occurred in the first week. Shaun St. Amour, who oversaw construction of the Ice Box Challenge installation, will present on how the Ice Box Challenge was developed and describe the construction process.
“What’s good for the environment is good for people,” says the Hon. George Heyman, B.C.’s new Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Strategy. Speaking to reporters, Passive House supporters, and members of the public at the July 27 launch of Passive House Canada’s Ice Box Challenge, Heyman says he had seen a demonstration of the Passive House Standard and recognizes the benefits it provides.