On July 10, 2018 Passive House Canada and Vancouver’s Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx), participated in the UNECE High Performance Building Initiative at UN Headquarters in New York to establish the International Centres of Excellence on High Performance Buildings. Also present were the UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed, the City of Vancouver, representatives… Read more »
Soon to open: Zero Emissions Building Centre of Excellence
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA), the City of Vancouver (the City), Passive House Canada and the Open Green Building Society are pleased to announce the launch of the Vancouver Zero Emissions Building Centre of Excellence (the Centre and/or ZEBCoE), a collaborative platform to strengthen the public, private and civic capacities to deliver zero emissions buildings.
Bigger, higher, better-performing buildings: Passive House Canada explores large high-performance buildings at BUILDEX Vancouver
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 »
Join the Passive House Social – Vancouver, January 23
Passive House enthusiasts in the Vancouver region are gathering January 23 to hear Robert Martinez, Mechanical Engineer with Associated Engineering, share his experiences of Passive House in Norway.
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 and Passive House Industry Social scheduled for August 2
We have scheduled a Passive House & Ice Box Challenge Industry Social for Wednesday, August 2. Here is your opportunity to visit the Ice Box Challenge and see the changes that have occurred in the first week. Shaun St. Amour, who oversaw construction of the Ice Box Challenge installation, will present on how the Ice Box… Read more »
Seeking Passive House Exhibitors for the Passive House Pavilion at BUILDEX
Join the Passive House Pavilion at Canada’s largest tradeshows for architecture, construction and renovation. The BUILDEX shows are fast approaching, and we are inviting members of the Passive House community to participate.
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 »
Enter the Ice Box Design Challenge for your chance to win $500
We are excited to announce that we have been invited by the City of Vancouver to coordinate an Ice Box Challenge event in Vancouver this summer. Inspired by a similar event in Brussels, the challenge requires the design and construction of two small structures that will be placed in a public location in Vancouver to… Read more »