Passive House Canada will participate at the Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, presented next March in Edmonton by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Have your say on the City of Vancouver’s building bylaw and zoning policy updates!
The City of Vancouver seeks feedback from members of Vancouver’s building industry on the energy-efficiency updates proposed for the city’s Building Bylaw and Zoning Policy.
Incremental energy-efficiency targets set to transform buildings in municipalities
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 »
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?
Passive House eclipses the BC Building Code in Ice Box Challenge
BC Building Code box ice, on right, lost about 40 per cent more volume during Ice Box Challenge than the Passive House box ice. When our members Shaun St-Amour and Chris Hill opened the Ice Box Challenge ice boxes on Vancouver’s Olympic Village Square on August 14, they revealed how high-performance design and construction yields… Read more »
Ice Box Challenge kicks off with legislators, media and the public present
“What’s good for the environment is good for people,” says the Hon. George Heyman, B.C.’s new Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Strategy. Speaking to reporters, Passive House supporters, and members of the public at the July 27 launch of Passive House Canada’s Ice Box Challenge, Heyman says he had seen a demonstration of… Read more »
Save the Date: Ice Box Challenge launches July 27
Passive House Canada invites members from Vancouver and beyond to help launch Canada’s first-ever Ice Box Challenge. The kick-off to this science demonstration and contest takes place at noon, July 27, in Vancouver’s Olympic Village Square.
Heartfelt thanks to Ice Box Challenge supporters and contributors
It takes a community to build a Passive House. It also takes a community to build a community of high-performance buildings. Modeled on similar events held recently in Europe, Ice Box Challenge is run by Passive House Canada, with support from the City of Vancouver, Vancity, and members of the local construction industry. Passive House… Read more »
Vancouver-area Passive House-certified tradespeople needed to build Ice Box Challenge structures
We are seeking Passive House-certified tradespeople, or those interested in learning more, to help construct two structures for this summer’s Ice Box Challenge in Vancouver. Our goal is to create a diverse team from companies who are already building passive houses within the Greater Vancouver area. The City of Vancouver invited Passive House Canada to… Read more »
Ice Box Challenge structures selected
Stark Architecture and E3 Eco Group have won Passive House Canada’s design competition for the Ice Box Challenge, to be held in Vancouver this summer. We issued a call for designs in May.