Spire Landing

Spire Landing Vancouver, British Columbia When Spire Development Corporation decided to extend its expertise from commercial and industrial to residential development, it leapt directly into Passive House construction on a large scale—95 units of...

Radiance Cohousing

Radiance Cohousing Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Radiance Cohousing is a nine-unit cohousing complex made up of two buildings—one with four and one with five units—that face onto a common courtyard and garden. The project was initiated...

Aging-in-Place Triplex

Aging-in-Place Triplex Nakusp, British Columbia The Bell Passive House in Nakusp is a residential triplex town home, designed to facilitate aging in place. Each unit is 112 square metres on two floors. The self-contained...

TarsemHaus Townhouses

TarsemHaus Townhouses Squamish, British Columbia TarsemHaus, an eight-unit townhouse development, makes a striking ecological statement from its Passive House goals to its clustered design that enhances social connection and small-community character. Squamish, a former...

Little Mountain Cohousing

Little Mountain Cohousing Vancouver, British Columbia Little Mountain Cohousing, a Passive House project that started construction in early 2019, will include 25 residential units plus a range of common house facilities. The building’s opening...

The Heights

The Heights Vancouver, British Columbia When Scott Kennedy, principal of Cornerstone Architecture, was persuading the developer of The Heights, a mixed-use six-storey building, to build it to meet the Passive House standard, Passive House...

Clayton Community Centre

Clayton Community Centre Surrey, British Columbia With its proven energy performance outcomes, Passive House certification was a natural choice for the Clayton Community Centre. Scott Groves, manager of civic facilities with the city of...

UBC Okanagan Skeena House

UBC Okanagan Skeena House Kelowna, British Columbia Aiming to be a pioneering Passive House–certified student residence, the six-storey Skeena House will provide 220 bedrooms and amenity space to UBC Okanagan students. Completing an ensemble...

Gastown Child Care

Gastown Child Care Vancouver, British Columbia Acton Ostry Architects has a reputation in Vancouver for solving challenging problems. This particular project required building a pair of 400-m2 Passive House walkway-connected child care facilities on...

University of Victoria Student Housing and Dining

University of Victoria Student Housing and Dining Victoria, British Columbia Designed by the architectural firm Perkins+Will, the University of Victoria’s two new student housing buildings will feature accommodations for 783 graduate and undergraduate students,...

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Scarborough, Ontario The University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) recognizes the Passive House standard as the future of sustainable architectural design and is aiming to enhance student experience by collaborating...

McGill University’s School of Environment

McGill University’s School of Environment Montreal, Quebec The 134-year-old, four-storey, historic masonry building currently housing McGill University’s School of Environment was long due for a renovation. Setting an ambitious goal, the university is targeting...

Valleyview Town Hall

Valleyview Town Hall  Valleyview, Alberta Completed in the summer of 2018, Alberta’s Valleyview Town Hall is the result of extensive collaboration among the municipality, the contractor, and a skilled team of designers and consultants,...

Wood Innovation Research Lab

Wood Innovation Research Lab Prince George, British Columbia The master of engineering in Integrated Wood Design program at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) equips design and construction professionals with knowledge of wood...

Clayton Community Centre // HCMA Architecture + Design

Clayton Community Centre Surrey, British Columbia The Clayton Community Centre will unite under one roof many of the community’s previously separate services, including the library, visual and performing arts, and recreation. It also physically...

Arlington Apartments

Arlington Apartments Ottawa, Ontario After the success of the Karen’s House project, the architect and builder went on to construct a second similar project on Arlington Avenue. This project, also a low-income multi-unit apartment,...

Harding Heights Independent Living Facility

Harding Heights Independent Living Facility  Smithers, British Columbia Completed in the summer of 2018, Harding Heights is a 19-unit residential building for seniors and adults with learning difficulties. This three-storey development features a mix...

Karen’s House

Karen’s House Ottawa, Ontario The four-storey, 42-unit Karen’s House, also known as Salus Clementine, represents the highest quality in affordable housing, having met the international Passive House standard. Designed to serve people living with...

Blossom Park

Blossom Park Woodstock, Ontario Providing people with safe, comfortable, and affordable housing is the primary mission of Indwell, a Christian charity that has committed to incorporating Passive House principles into its developments. As the...

Parkdale Landing EnerPHit

Parkdale Landing EnerPHit Hamilton, Ontario Indwell, a Christian charity that creates affordable housing communities for people seeking health, wellness, and belonging, bought a deteriorating building in East Hamilton with the goal of creating affordable...

Putting Faith into Action

Putting Faith into Action Hamilton, Ontario When Hughson Street Baptist Church was founded in 1883, it was in the heart of Hamilton’s blue-collar industrial neighbourhoods. Over 130 years, the church met the needs of...

Ken Soble Tower

Ken Soble Tower Hamilton, Ontario The Ken Soble Tower Transformation is a ground-breaking project to modernize a postwar apartment tower to the EnerPHit standard—one of the first such retrofits in North America. The building’s...

Nigel Valley

Nigel Valley Victoria, British Columbia The Nigel Valley project consists of a series of buildings on a 9-acre parcel owned by five housing and care operators. Many of these buildings require significant renovations, and...

Goldstream Avenue

Goldstream Avenue Victoria, British Columbia Owned and operated by the Greater Victoria Housing Society, this six-storey wood-frame building will be providing 102 affordable housing units plus supporting space to low- to moderate-income families, seniors,...

The Living Libations Headquarters

The Living Libations Headquarters Haliburton, Ontario Nestled on a south-facing hillside overlooking rolling hills of Ontario boreal forest, the Living Libations headquarters is a gleaming example of what Passive House design consultation and today’s...

Cascadia Architects

Cascadia Architects Led by principal architects Peter Johannknecht and Gregory Damant, Cascadia Architects is a 12-person firm based in Victoria. Johannknecht and Damant joined forces in 2012, after a combined 40 years of architectural...

Peel Passive House Consulting

Peel Passive House Consulting  Peel Passive House Consulting was founded to support the development of the Passive House building standard in Canada and internationally. The firm’s vision is rooted in fostering the mainstream adoption...

Passive Auto Dealership—Peel Passive Consulting

Passive Auto Dealership—Peel Passive Consulting Red Deer, Alberta The world’s first Passive House car dealership is opening its doors in Red Deer, Alberta. The new Scott Subaru dealership building is divided into three zones:...

Charter Telecom National Headquarters

Charter Telecom National Headquarters Langford, British Columbia When developing a new, roughly 1,500-m2 office building to house its growing staff, Charter Telecom enumerated several priorities: occupant comfort, a high-quality work environment, low operating costs,...

Tantrum Urban Commercial Infill

Tantrum Urban Commercial Infill Revelstoke, British Columbia The Tantrum building is a commercial infill Passive House project that will demonstrate the benefits of exceeding design and code minimums in what is typically an overlooked...