For Immediate Release February 07, 2018 VICTORIA – To help the building community prepare for new energy-efficiency standards in B.C., Passive House Canada and design and construction industry leaders present the latest developments in high-performance building at BUILDEX Vancouver, February 14–15. Every year, more Passive House energy-efficient six-storey multi-residential buildings, high rises and institutional buildings… Read more »
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.
Federal government offers Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships program
The housing sector in Canada provides significant potential for the reduction of the country’s energy footprint and delivering other benefits to Canadians. To accelerate energy-efficient construction, Natural Resources Canada provides a program to enable builders to reduce their time and risk finding and trying innovations that can help them build higher-performance homes better, faster and… Read more »
National strategy aims to make high-performance buildings Canada’s standard
by Rob Bernhardt, CEO When Canada’s federal and provincial energy ministers approved a new buildings strategy for the country in St. Andrews, NB, they set the direction for Canada’s buildings for future decades. Build Smart: Canada’s Buildings Strategy is a comprehensive agreement that outlines the goals for Canada’s buildings, and is a significant step towards… Read more »
Passive House projects may be eligible for $200-million CMHC affordable rental housing fund
Passive House, net-zero and net zero-ready affordable-rental buildings may qualify for the Affordable Rental Innovation Fund through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).