With 2021 coming to an end, I reflect on the year and am happy to see the progress our members and Passive House Canada team have made in advocating for the Passive House Standard across Canada. Together we have built buildings, raised awareness, reached new audiences, taught thousands and recruited new members. The new year… Read more »
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Jim Nostedt of Seefar Building Analytics recently joined us as a new member of Passive House Canada. Jim has been involved in energy conservation and building sustainability for most of his illustrious forty-year engineering career. Early in his career, he worked in energy performance contracting, designing energy-efficient buildings, and later as Sustainability Manager for… Read more »
Passive House Canada announced joining the Building to Electrification (B2E) Coalition, the newest program area of the Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx), Metro Vancouver’s capacity-building hub focused on decarbonizing the building sector. Read the full announcement here.
Passive House Canada is pleased to announce a brand-new partnership with Passive House Alberta, an organization comprised of local leaders in the province dedicated and committed to making Passive House affordable and accessible for all Albertans in today’s growing market. The partnership has been formed to support both organizations’ missions of making healthy, comfortable, and… Read more »
I am delighted to see Steven Guilbeault be appointed as federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change. A strong activist for climate change, Minister Guilbeault is being dubbed the ‘real deal’ by environmentalists. We wish the Minister all the best as he takes on a challenging portfolio. And we wish his predecessor, Minister Jonathan Wilkinson,… Read more »
With this federal election, Canadians made it abundantly clear that meaningful action on climate change is important to them. It is a message politicians across Canada, at all levels of government, should take seriously. Can you think of another election where climate change was so hotly debated? I can’t. Here at Passive House Canada, we… Read more »
September 30th is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We exist in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of this land we now call Canada, including Métis, Inuit and First Nations, and today we acknowledge the original inhabitants of this land. Passive House Canada believes in creating homes and buildings that care for our bodies, our minds… Read more »
Centrotherm Ecosystems recently joined Passive House Canada as a new member. Established in 2009, Centrotherm is committed to developing and manufacturing sustainable products for the plumbing, heating, and building products markets. We spoke to Daniel Smith, Regional Sales Manager (Canada) of Centrotherm Eco Systems, to learn more about their product, AIR EXCELLENT, and why… Read more »
Why did you join Passive House Canada? For me, it was the opportunity to address two issues close to my heart — climate change and the need for Canada to build better. I enjoy working with passive house folks — you are a passionate bunch, dedicated to using your talents to not only build better,… Read more »
From a young age, Lorrie Rand knew she wanted to design houses. She has also felt a deep connection to nature. It was inherent – she comes from over 300 years of English descendants who farmed the same land in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, one of the Atlantic Canada’s richest agricultural regions… Read more »