For Immediate Release: May 11, 2021
VICTORIA, B.C. – \ Passive House Canada is pleased to announce a five-year partnership with the Instituto Latinoamericano Passivhaus (ILAPH) and Capital Cities of the Americas (CC35), an American-based organization that facilitates collaboration between the public and private sectors to achieve an accelerated impact of the Paris Agreement through the leadership of the Mayors of the capital cities of the Americas.
The partnership has been established to support work throughout the Americas, including the widespread adoption of the international Passive House performance-based energy standards in construction, lead the transformation of the building industry to Passive House performance-based energy standards, and lead the local governments training with focus on 35 capital cities of the Americas including Buenos Aires, Nassau, Santiago, San Jose, Mexico City, Panama City, and Lima.
Notable initiatives include collaborations on implementation of policies and programs to enhance the penetration of Passive House performance-based energy standards in local and regional building codes in the Americas, as well as international collaborations on ‘lessons learned’. This work will drive industry awareness on the construction industry’s global, regional and local environmental impact, and its’ contributing factors to climate change.
“As one of the largest Passive House educators in the world, Passive House Canada is delighted to lend its support to capital cities of the Americas looking to implement urban planning and building policies that help them meet their Paris Agreement GHG emissions targets.”
— Chris Ballard, CEO, Passive House Canada
About Passive House Canada: Passive House Canada is the national voice for advocating the International Passive House, high performance building standard across Canada. Passive House is recognized as the proven best way to build for health, comfort, affordability and energy efficiency of residential, institutional and commercial buildings, through all stages of design, construction, and livability. It is at the foundation of how we build better. It is how we feel better.
About Instituto Latinoamericano Passivhaus (ILAPH) or Latin American Passivehaus Institute: the Latin American Passivehaus Institute contributes to the development and decarbonization of buildings in Latin America by promoting the Passivhaus standard, the possible way to achieve buildings that provide quality of life and energy consumption close to zero.
About Capital Cities of the Americas (CC35): CC35 is a non-partisan, membership organization in the United States of America, which facilitates collaboration between the public and private sectors to achieve an accelerated impact of the Paris Agreement through the leadership of the mayors of the capital cities of the Americas.