Phased-in performance-based energy-efficiency requirements for buildings are setting the course towards better buildings in the City of Toronto and municipalities across B.C. Local governments influence the building design and construction practice through municipal bylaws, zoning requirements and policy. Many municipalities have a history of encouraging energy efficiency in new construction that goes beyond provincial building… Read more »
Passive House Café heads north to Prince George, B.C.
For Immediate Release November 20, 2017 VICTORIA – Passive House Canada, the Real Estate Foundation of B.C., the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George and the West Moberly First Nation invite area residents and construction-industry members to Passive House Café, from 5:30–7:30 pm, November 28, at the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George, 1919 –… Read more »
Partnership brings high-performance building education to northeastern B.C.
VICTORIA – A partnership between industry groups, municipalities and First Nations is bringing outreach and education about high-performance buildings to northeastern B.C. communities. Passive House Canada, the Real Estate Foundation of B.C., the City of Fort St. John, the West Moberly First Nations, and the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George have joined forces to… Read more »
Passive House Deep Dive explores the latest in high-performance building
VICTORIA – Passive House Canada and building industry members explore the latest developments in high-performance, energy-efficient buildings at the Passive House Deep Dive, October 31, at UBC’s Robson Square. The one-day event focuses on current design and construction challenges, emerging solutions, and best practices in high-performance building standards.
Funding for BC manufacturers to develop high-performance windows
The Fenestration Association of BC has launched a funding program to stimulate development of new designs and manufacturing processes that will lead to cost-effective, marketable, high-performance windows being built in British Columbia. The costs associated with creating new product lines that exceed current BC energy-efficiency requirements, including lab testing and certification, are a barrier to… Read more »
The Canadian buildings policy environment is changing in favour of Passive House
By Rob Bernhardt, CEO The height of the summer is often a time to pause and reflect on high-performance building policy. How are we doing? And where are we going?