The next Passive House Canada Conference is coming to Hamilton, Ontario!

Future Forward: Innovations in Passive House and Beyond

Passive House is rapidly transforming the building sector. From novel techniques and materials to federal green building policies and municipal standards, Passive House has evolved beyond its own niche, to become the internationally recognized high performance building standard of today.


This year’s Annual Conference will consider the evolutions and innovations of Passive House design and construction, both currently and looking towards the future. Additionally, the conference will highlight the numerous evolutions in buildings and standards within a crowded green building market.

This conference will also spotlight efforts to bolster the wider building sector across Canada and internationally by driving investment and collaborations, targeting embodied carbon, increasing climate resilience, leveraging policy and regulation, and spurring on prefabrication and manufacturing sectors of Canada.

Some of the topics we’ll be exploring:

1. Passive House Successes and Future Opportunities

In a crowded and “greenwashed” housing market, Passive House stands out as the standard that delivers verified outcomes. This track will focus on the success stories, partnerships and innovations in Passive House that are enabling widespread adoption and increasing government and consumer interest in low-energy, high performance and net zero building practices.

2. Passive House Influences on Policy and Practice: Legacy and Futurity

How are governments, environmental and building sector stakeholders adopting Passive House or equivalent green building standards to create effective policies, low-income housing, and long-term affordability in the face of a generation-defining housing and affordability crunch? This track will focus on leading policies and practices, and what we can do to ensure resilient, low carbon buildings are adopted quickly and successfully – and what can be done to overcome barriers along the way.

3. Passive House and Beyond

Passive House is a key tool in the broader market shift towards healthier, more sustainable buildings. Combined with other efforts, we can more effectively and more significantly reduce emissions in the building sector. This track will showcase innovations in investment in high performance buildings, measurement and verification, embodied carbon, and information technology.


The City of Hamilton is situated upon the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, which was an agreement between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Passive House Canada would like to acknowledge that the land it will be operating on is covered by the Between the Lakes Purchase, 1792, between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

Passive House Canada would like to further acknowledge the many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island (North America) who live in and around the City of Hamilton. As visitors, Passive House Canada and its conference guests have a shared responsibility to learn about the rich history of this land, so that we can better understand our roles as residents, neighbours, partners and caretakers.