Senior Manager Letter – Welcome to Winter 2023

Welcome to 2023

A letter from PHC Senior Manager, Luiz Bezerra

Luiz Bezerra

Senior Manager – Luiz Bezerra

I am delighted to share with you Passive House Canada’s Winter 2023 Course Calendar, which provides an overview of courses we will be offering from January through March 2023. There has never been a better time to be educated in the design and construction of resilient, low carbon, high performance buildings. With millions of homes projected to be built across Canada over the next decade, in conjunction with looming carbon reduction targets, Passive House Canada can help you take your career to the next level while making a lasting impact on the built environment for decades to come.

At Passive House Canada, we work closely with our team of dedicated technical experts and highly skilled course instructors to provide educational programming that meet the highest industry standards, from in-person to hybrid and online-only delivery models. We are very excited to unveil a few of the ways in which Passive House Canada is evolving its programming to better suit your needs. This year, we are pleased to announce the start of Saturday course sessions, which will be available as part of our 120P Pathway to Certification for Designers and Architects packages. We are also launching several new classes. Check out our coming soon
section for details.

Reducing barriers to learning

Part of our ongoing commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation process has been to actively dismantle barriers facing Indigenous course participants. Up to two free seats per month are now reserved for students who identify as Indigenous and wish to take one of our courses. For learners looking for additional course supports, I urge you to apply for the Randy Proven Zero Carbon Award, which offers two awards of up to $1,000 each.

If you represent a company looking to train your staff in the International Passive House standard, government grants are available in every province and territory in Canada, and our staff are standing by to help you with the application process.

Finally, your membership matters. Not only does Passive House Canada membership grant you access to vast discounts on courses, exams, and software, it’s your all access pass to events, resources, and a growing community of Passive House enthusiasts.

Thank you for building better,

Luiz Bezerra, Senior Manager

Passive House Canada