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Passive House – An opportunity to future proof our homes and cities

The Passive House standard is the most aggressive energy efficiency standard in the world. The European Union has mandated that by 2016, all new construction projects will aim to reach the Passive House standard. With it’s roots originally in Saskatchewan, these methods and principles implemented on a large scale would help our province grow in a more sustainable way.

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If you enjoyed my book “How to Future Proof Your Home: A Guide to Building with Energy Intelligence in Cold Climates” and you want to take this knowledge to the next level, then this course is for you. The course is aimed at all Canadian building and design professionals, architects, engineers, builders, contractors, advanced students and others who are motivated to learn how to build to the world’s most advanced and ecological construction standard.

If you have friends, family or colleagues who may be interested in taking their business to the next level, then please pass this along to them. If you are looking for a professional development opportunity, this course is eligible for 36 SAA core LUs, 36 core LUs at AIBC and 18 LUs at AAA.

There are only 25 spots open for this course. Don’t let this opportunity to lead the industry pass you by. I will be attending this course myself, and I hope to see you there.


March 13-15 and 27-29, 2014 – For the first time in Saskatoon, the Canadian Passive House Institute will offer its full course on Passive House Design and Construction. More information may be found at Online registration is open. Topics covered:

1.     Passive House design theory

2.     Building science for radical conservation

3.     Building envelope optimization for cold climates

4.     Hands‐on building performance modeling using the PHPP design software

5.     Mechanical system design for comfort and performance

6.     Thermal bridge‐free design of building assemblies

7.     Architectural details and technical solutions

8.     Detailed case study examples of current Canadian Passive House projects

9.     Click here for a detailed course outline.


Let’s Future Proof our homes for ourselves and build a better world for our children.