Passive House Canada Conference Social and Tour are Open for Registration!

We would like to thank our Passive House community, speakers, volunteers and delegates for their incredible support! Our Conference is SOLD OUT, but you can still attend the conference social and networking event, in addition to the Passive House Project Tour. Social and Networking Event: Passive into Action! BCIT Building Lab Demo Night Wednesday November… Read more »



Passive House Canada Call for Nominations – Board of Directors

Position: Director, Board of Directors, Passive House Canada – Maison Passive Canada (volunteer position) Company Summary: Passive House Canada – Maison Passive Canada (PHC-MPC) is Canada’s non-profit professional association and community of experts in the Passive House (Passivhaus) high performance building standard. We are the Canadian affiliate of the International Passive House Association and a member… Read more »



Advancing market transformation, one step at a time.

As many of us shift from summer mode, ramping up for a busy fall season, let’s take a minute to look towards the future.  Canada has come a long way in a relatively short time developing a vision of what buildings should be.  While the concept of high performance buildings becoming the norm is only… Read more »



Passive House Canada and Vancouver’s Zero Emissions Building Exchange join international powers to drive global adoption of performance-based codes for buildings.

  On July 10, 2018 Passive House Canada and Vancouver’s Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx), participated in the UNECE High Performance Building Initiative at UN Headquarters in New York to establish the International Centres of Excellence on High Performance Buildings. Also present were the UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed, the City of Vancouver, representatives… Read more »



Summer and Fall course schedule published – Prices changing June 1, 2018

We are pleased to announce the Summer and Fall course calendar! The schedule was designed to help practitioners get the training required in several metropolitan areas and prepare them to write the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant exams scheduled by the Passive House Institute. There will be over 70 courses, events and exams offered. You can access the upcoming… Read more »



Soon to open: Zero Emissions Building Centre of Excellence

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA), the City of Vancouver (the City), Passive House Canada and the Open Green Building Society are pleased to announce the launch of the Vancouver Zero Emissions Building Centre of Excellence (the Centre and/or ZEBCoE), a collaborative platform to strengthen the public, private and civic capacities to deliver zero emissions buildings.



Construction Site Tour of the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre Passive House project

Site Visit Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre Passive House, 1406 Bowen Road, Nanaimo by Sarah Brewer, Passive House Canada Intern     In mid-March, Passive House Canada office staff toured the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre Passive House site with Field Superintendent Dallas Clark Renney of Saywell Construction Management. As a co-op student from the University of Victoria, I… Read more »



Passive House High-Rise Workshops

The City of Vancouver and Passive House Canada are organizing 2 interactive workshops to help Passive House professionals build Passive House high-rises, April 25, at UBC Robson Square, in Vancouver.



Employment funding available for green projects

The Mitacs Career Connect program is currently offering opportunities for projects that aim to protect the environment, create positive environmental outcomes, or address an environmental or climate change-related challenge. The program provides a 50 per cent employment subsidy to eligible organizations for a six-month green project that offers STEM-career experience for a young graduate. Sustainable… Read more »