Tag: Passive House Standard

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 – 17 Avenue, Prince George.

At this informal event, high-performance building expert Marcel Studer, of Econ Group, and Terry Dunn, of the West Moberly First Nation, share insights into emerging building codes trends in B.C., the benefits of buildings designed to the high-performance Passive House Standard, and opportunities to apply the standard in northern B.C. projects.


Passive House eclipses the BC Building Code in Ice Box Challenge

code ice is losing its shape vs PH ice 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 energy-efficient benefits even during a summer heatwave.


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 the Passive House Standard and recognizes the benefits it provides.


Advocacy Efforts for Improved Building Regulations Continue

Changing and implementing building regulations takes time, effort and numerous meetings, but Passive House Canada and its members are making overall progress on many advocacy fronts.

CEO Rob Bernhardt and a number of members recently held meetings in Toronto, Ottawa and Victoria with federal and provincial staff and elected officials to advance building regulations in Canada.