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Passive House affordable housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Passive House affordable housing project underway in Vancouver

The City of Vancouver has approved a new Passive House affordable housing development for Brightside Community Homes Foundation.
Passive House hospital

REMI Network

World’s first Passive House hospital closer to certification

Klinikum Frankfurt Höchs, projected for completion in 2021, is on track to being the first Passive House hospital on the globe.

Design Quarterly

Permacity: the next generation buildings

A2M shared their vision for the future of architecture – a concept called the permacity – at the Buildex architecture keynote in Vancouver.
IREM award

Design Quarterly

Prize to celebrate elegant energy efficiency

Any building that has attained Passive House, Low Energy or EnerPHit for existing building retrofit certification is eligible for the international architecture competition.

Construction Business

Construction of unique childcare centres underway

Construction is underway for two childcare centres in Vancouver on the rooftops of Gastown parkades, which will provide 74 much-needed childcare spaces.
green loan

Construction Business

Chris Ballard named new Passive Canada CEO

Chris Ballard has been appointed as Passive House Canada/Maison Passive Canada (PHC) CEO, replacing Rob Bernhardt, who is stepping down.
Timber wood

Construction Business

Timber for Two

The mid-rise, not the attention seeking wood skyscraper, will ultimately transform the way we see wood-frame and mass-timber construction.
cascadia fiberglass framed

Design Quarterly

Cascadia launches fiberglass framed window wall

Cascadia Windows & Doors has launched the world’s first fiberglass-framed window wall system called the Universal Series Window Wall.
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Design Quarterly

Showcasing Passive House design

What if we could build homes that are energy efficient, healthy and beautiful? The first passive home in West Vancouver showcases the possibilities.
wood design

Design Quarterly

Cutting edge wood lab is an engineering marvel

The Wood Innovation Research Laboratory in Prince George is the first ever industrial building in North America to be Passive House certified.
WIRL passive house

Design Quarterly

WIRL achieves Passive House certification

The Wood Innovation Research Lab has achieved Passive House certification - the first educational-industrial building of its type in North America.
Clayton Community centre Surrey

Design Quarterly

Clayton Community Centre breaks ground in Surrey

The new Clayton Community Centre in Surrey has broken ground, and is on track to become the first of its kind in North America.
Spire Landing

Design Quarterly

Spire Landing delivers Passive House rental units

When completed in the fall of 2018, Spire Landing in Vancouver will be one of Canada’s largest multi-unit Passive House developments.
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Design Quarterly

Is Passive House a panacea for the environment?

Interest in the Passive House standard has increased significantly in the last two to three years throughout North America and especially in Western Canada.

REMI Network

German infill district hits energy use target

A new report confirms that Passive House design is delivering promised energy performance in the Bahnstadt district of Heidelberg, Germany.
passive house office

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Chinese-Austrian input on green office first

China's first Passive House office building has been certified in the city of Zhuozhou through the joint efforts of the owner/occupant, Hebei Xinhua Curtain Wall Co., and the company's Austrian consultant.

REMI Network

Historic Canadian project wins Pioneer Award

The Passive House Institute announced it will hand out this year’s international Pioneer Award to the Saskatchewan Conservation House in Regina. The award honours trailblazing