The Passive House Canada Conference Call for Speakers is Now Open
Members of our community are invited to submit presentation proposals for our annual conference, taking place both online and in-person at the Hamilton Convention Centre, May 8-10, 2023.
Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, February 15th, 2023 at 5:00 PM PST / 8:00 PM EST
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 niche space 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, contemporaneously and into the future. In addition to featuring the numerous evolutions in buildings and standards through Passive House design and construction 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.
Track One: 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.
Track Two: 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.
Track Three: 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.