Kearns Mancini Architects Inc.
KMAI is a Toronto-based award-winning firm pursuing projects that improve the way we live through holistic and ecological design.
We utilize our design skills and technical expertise to create spaces that delight and transform. We invest in an unwavering commitment to design excellence, community well-being and high-performance buildings. We think “outside of the box” to set science-based building performance targets and reverse engineer them to work with design to develop architecture of enduring and impactful value.
KMAI has been integrating the Passive House Standards into project design since 2009, putting the firm at the forefront of leaders in sustainable design.
RJC is a carbon reduction firm. Building performance is at the forefront of what we do through structural engineering, structural restoration, building science, and building energy modelling. We deliver new designs and restore, maintain, and retrofit existing buildings. Through efficient envelopes, efficient structures, life cycle analysis, and energy modelling, we make a difference to help reduce carbon and emissions. Across Canada, we bring Certified Passive House Designers to deliver better buildings. Bringing the best of RJC to every project, we integrate ingenuity and practicality to create success for our collaborators, clients, and projects. For more information on our leadership, services, career opportunities, and locations, visit www.rjc.ca.
Diamond Schmitt is founded on the idea that architecture can enrich and elevate the human condition, with a strong belief that beauty and function, together, create architecture that transcends. As a full-service design firm, we have received international recognition for projects that achieve design excellence, display a deep understanding of the context in which they are located, and innovate with each opportunity. As architects we embrace our role in guiding and facilitating sustainable design objectives and energy efficiency on all our projects. We design with the environment in mind, for communities seeking to improve the world, and for each individual looking to make a positive impact.
We believe that design has the power to make the world a better, more beautiful place. That’s why clients and communities on nearly every continent partner with us to design healthy, happy places in which to live, learn, work, play, and heal. We’re passionate about human-centered design, and committed to creating a positive impact in people’s lives through sustainability, resilience, well-being, diversity, inclusion, and research. Our global team of 2,300 creatives and critical thinkers provides integrated services in architecture, urban design, interior design, and more.
For nearly a quarter of a century, we’ve been at the vanguard of the sustainability movement. Driven to design places where human life thrives and ecosystems flourish, we’ve developed a reputation for challenging the status quo. For going above and beyond. Today, we’re still at it; guided by a framework we call Living Design, we’re committed to creating a better future for generations to come.
DuROCK is a Canadian family owned leader in coating technology with a commitment to green practices that goes well beyond the surface. DuROCK is known for their innovative systems, excellent service and for developing custom-design solutions that enable their clients to meet specific challenges and requirements. Since their inception in 1979, DuROCK’s core business has been exterior insulated finish systems (EIFS). DuROCK also produces a variety of acrylic coatings, specialty interior design finishes, decorative concrete resurfacing products and Green Friendly Paints. DuROCK PUCCS NC, a non-combustible EIFS was chosen as the best system to retrofit the award winning Ken Soble Tower in Hamilton, the first of its kind and one of the world’s largest residential EnerPhit Certified projects.
Legacy Constructors is a full-service construction management company focused on residential development across the GTHA. Legacy Constructors delivers turnkey solutions through financial acuity, a commitment to sustainability and safety, and the finest development managers in the industry. What distinguishes Legacy from other constructors is its focus on sustainability and environmentally responsible construction methods. It’s one of few Construction Management businesses with Passive House experience. Legacy is a trusted and respected resource known for delivering excellence and value in every facet of construction across high-rise, low-rise, and commercial sectors.
Schilthuis Construction Inc
Schilthuis Construction is proud to be a sponsor of the 2023 Passive House Conference in Hamilton. The name “Schilthuis” in the construction industry has been around since 1952. Now on the 4th generation of family ownership, Schilthuis Construction continues to grow, especially in the multi-residential sector. Our focus over the last 6 years has been on energy efficiency in construction, so Passive House builds have been a natural transition. We have completed 9 passive house projects, with 11 others in design or construction stages. Schilthuis Construction offers construction management, design build, general contracting, and project management services across the province.
stich consulting & design Inc.
Tomaž Stich, a German Wood Engineer and certified Passive House Designer, operates stich consulting & design Inc. out of Invermere, British Columbia. He brings expertise in Passive House Design along with a specialisation in 3D CAD/CAM design, scientific analysis & distribution of a variety of premium building materials, as cross laminated timber (CLT), Woodfibre board insulation and PH certified windows. CLT is an aesthetically pleasing material which combines finish, structure, vapour retarder, airtightness and installation layer in one single material, along with its natural look to a home.
Hamilton & Burlington Society of Architects
Established in 1913, the Hamilton/Burlington Society of Architects (HBSA) is composed of members and affiliates from the local architecture community.
The HBSA represents the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) locally, providing communication, public relations and professional development for its members.
Members can look to the HBSA as a resource for practice and technical information. In addition, the HBSA provides a central focal point for professional development, education, community and social activities – ensuring these activities are accessible to members.
The HBSA is actively involved in establishing programs designed to enhance the general public’s understanding of architecture and the profession of architecture. By organizing and supporting events that deal with local issues, the HBSA demonstrates how the profession of architecture contributes to the local community.
Quantum Passivhaus, Design and Prefab
Quantum provides several International Passive House Institute certified prefabricated construction systems (https://database.passivehouse.com/en/components/) to builders, architects, designers, developers and owners in cool temperate, cold and arctic climates. Pre-designed packages, custom design, shell and retrofit packages are available. Our structurally engineered and inspected, insulated, airtight, vapour variable and cost-effective systems are suitable for both new build and retrofit projects. We are always innovating to serve our clients best - connect with Quantum to find out what is new and how we may serve your project. New product lines to be announced in 2023.
475 High Performance Building Supply
Creators of the Smart Enclosure guides, 475 High Performance Building Supply provides the essential airsealing, insulation, ventilation, and daylight components needed to build like the future depends on it. From tiny houses, to the world's largest Passive Houses, 475 is a trusted source of free knowledge, and an easy-to-use platform for purchasing the highest quality European building envelope solutions. Learn about the Smart Enclosure system and download it free today at foursevenfive.ca
Adex Systems Inc.
Adex Systems is a leading Canadian manufacturer of energy-efficient, building envelope solutions. Our innovative products include seamless liquid-applied weather-resistant barriers (LA-WRB’s) and transition membranes, Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and rainscreen assemblies, and a large variety of durable exterior finish options. For over 30 years, our team of experts has helped clients within the Residential and ICI construction markets optimize their energy consumption, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and lower their energy costs. This is achieved through three (3) key products:
- Seamless and air-tight WRB membranes,
- Continuous insulation (CI) incorporating an innovative drainage plane, and
- Durable and visually-appealing finishes.
Adex. The Beauty of Energy Efficiency.
Air Excellent – The New Engineered Air Management System
As society pushes for sustainable infrastructure to meet growing energy demands while minimizing environmental impact, it becomes prudent that ventilation systems must be energy efficient in addition to creating a healthier indoor environment. Air Excellent is a system that achieves this goal while saving time and energy. We are the most extensive airtight, nonmetallic, semi-rigid ductwork system on the market. We use antimicrobial materials that are fully recyclable and do not omit any VOC’s. Our radial design provides homerun ducts directly to each room, facilitating optimal air distribution. The flexibility of the ducting makes it compatible in two by four and two by six construction and virtually eliminates the need for elbows. Centrotherm offers a free custom engineered design service for each build, ensuring every system is properly balanced between the air supply and air exhaust.
City of Toronto
Toronto City Council has adopted an ambitious strategy to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Toronto to net zero by 2040 – 10 years earlier than initially proposed. The City’s 2040 target is one of the most ambitious in North America. Buildings are the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Toronto today, generated mainly from burning fossil fuels for heating, cooling and hot water. The City delivers a variety of programs that provide funding, expertise and support to help building owners improve energy efficiency and accelerate emissions reductions in their residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings across Toronto.
ENERsign GmbH – Windows & Doors
ENERsign GmbH is a leading German producer of PHI-certified windows and doors with decades of specialization and experience in this domain. Our products combine seamless aesthetics and technical integration with one of the highest thermal performances available on the marketplace.
Our patented ENERsign® primus system is a wood-aluminum window designed to provide the best possible energy efficiency with minimal sight lines and clean overall aesthetics. The surrounding slender frame creates minimal profile views, while the extra deep profile depth provides excellent stability. The frameless window sash design allows for a continuous glass sight line even when fixed and turn-and-tilt elements are combined.
NZP Fenestration is a passivhaus certified tilt and turn window manufacturer located in Quebec, Canada. We offer high-performance products and support from our team of experts from the production of the plans to the installation. Our uPVC profile allows us to manufacture very large dimensions, install the best triple glazing available and significantly reduce your energy use.
Located in Gaobeidian city, Hebei Province, China, 60 kilometers south of Beijing. Founded in 1988, ORIENT SUNDAR has about 6000 employees and 30 production lines, providing energy-saving thermal broken aluminum alloy products, aluminum clad wood products and passive window products. The products have obtained PHI certification, North American NAMI certification, NFRC certification, European CE certification, Australian AS2047 certification and New Zealand CODEMARK certification.
In 2019, ORIENT SUNDAR and German PHI jointly held the 23rd International Passive Housing Conference in our company and provided about 300,000 square meters of doors and windows to passive projects around the world, covering China, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mongolia, Britain, South Korea and other countries. The largest passive project –Railway City in China is 1.2 million square meters, with a passive door and window area of more than 200,000 square meters.
Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through material innovation. Our three integrated businesses – Composites, Insulation, and Roofing – provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that leverage our unique material science, manufacturing, and market knowledge to help our customers win and grow. We are global in scope, human in scale with approximately 19,000 employees in 31 countries dedicated to generating value for our customers and shareholders, and making a difference in the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning posted 2022 sales of $9.8 billion.
Pretium is a specialist building science engineering firm that provides high-quality, evidence-driven services including Passive House consulting.
With five manufacturing facilities and more than 1,200 employees, ROCKWOOL is North America’s largest stone wool producer, offering advanced building insulation, industrial and technical solutions.
At ROCKWOOL Group, we are committed to enriching the lives of everyone who experiences our solutions. Our expertise is perfectly suited to tackling many of today’s biggest sustainability and development challenges, from energy consumption and noise pollution to fire resilience, water scarcity and flooding. Our range of products reflects the diversity of the world’s needs, supporting our stakeholders in reducing their own carbon footprint along the way.
Rotho Blaas Canada Construction Products
Rothoblaas, a global company from the Italian Alps, is a leading creator of high technology solutions for the heavy and mass timber, energy efficient, net zero and other better building practice sectors.
The Rothoblaas range of products covers fasteners and connectors, building envelope and acoustic solutions, worker safety and tools. By utilizing Rothoblaas standardized components, design professionals create economies of scale and cost-effective processes resulting in less labor costs, reduced energy usage plus safe and efficiently built buildings. With innovation at its core, Rothoblaas and its partners push the boundaries on all stages of the design and construction process.
SIGA is a leader in the development and production of high-performance adhesive tapes and membranes for air- and weather-tight building envelopes. SIGA's vision is a world with zero-energy loss buildings. Today, approximately 40% of the world's energy requirements are consumed by heating and cooling systems. With SIGA's innovative products, this energy requirement can be massively reduced. SIGA operates in 40 countries and employs over 500 people working together to shape the future of the building industry.
Simple Life Homes
Simple Life Homes is a fully integrated design & manufacturing firm delivering healthy, carbon-storing housing solutions to the single-family, multi-family and low-rise markets. Our mission is to advance Ontario’s transition to affordable, sustainable housing. Commonly, we’re working with partners to provide prefabricated solutions in the net-zero and passive house communities. However, we don’t stop at energy efficiency. With roots in green building, we’re going beyond energy efficiency and assembling our prefab systems using clean, healthy materials that avoid the red list of chemicals and with building biology principles in mind. We’re a CSA-certified facility, utilizing advanced BIM integrated design and automated manufacturing equipment to rapidly deliver our housing solutions. We’re working with clients and partners to provide quick, efficient, and affordable housing solutions across the province to address the housing crisis and elevate the standard of housing.
Small Planet Supply
Small Planet Supply is a North-American company dedicated to the mission of creating both classic and modern high-performance buildings. In keeping with this mission, our company supplies and educates building-industry designers and builders in the use of toxin-free, energy-efficient building materials as well as energy-saving mechanical systems. Products we carry include: SIGA, Zehnder and Fresh-r ventilation systems, Midea ductless mini-splits, SANCO2 heat pump water heaters, SpacePak, HannoBand, Thermacork 100% natural cork insulation, and Prosoco. In addition, we now assemble and produce WaterDrop, a drop-in central electric DHW plant system for commercial and multi-family applications.
Ventacity Systems, Inc
Ventacity Systems is a manufacturer of Very High Efficiency HRVs and ERVs, as well as advanced control systems for the high performance building industry. With the first commercial Passive House Institute Certified ERVs, as well as certified HRVs, Ventacity has been working with the Passive House community since its inception in Portland, Oregon in 2015. Ventacity’s cloud based controls allow for creating smarter, healthier and energy efficient buildings when combined with our advanced ventilation solutions.
At VETTA, our Mission is to build better for a climate resilient world. We are a leading Canadian owned supplier of custom aluminum-clad wood windows, doors, and HRV/ERV ventilation solutions for high performance, Net-Zero and Passive House projects. We combine the high-quality of European product with the local expertise and support of our coast-to-coast team.
Acera Insurance is a Canadian-owned and fiercely independent insurance brokerage that takes pride in being the risk management and insurance partner of Passive House Canada. Our goal is to provide superior insurance solutions to our clients to help them protect the process of building a better tomorrow. Our Commercial Risk Advisor, Stevi Nagle, specializes in providing risk management advice, risk solutions, and claims advocacy to companies that commit to a sustainable future through the net-zero construction movement. Whether you are a designer, consultant, builder, or supplier/manufacturer of materials, Stevi is here to help you achieve your goal of building a more sustainable future. At Acera Insurance, we believe in better relationships, better advice, better insurance solutions, and a better tomorrow.
DPAI is an architecture, interiors and urban design studio based in Hamilton, Ontario. The purpose of our practice is to create sustainable work; environmentally and socially. Our mission is to Shape the World. We combine a holistic design approach with people-first sensitivity; always maintaining focus on the end-user experience.
Innotech Windows + Doors
Innotech Windows + Doors is a Canadian manufacturer of high-performance windows and doors. With over twenty years of manufacturing excellence, Innotech products are specified by leading building professionals for custom residences and multi-family developments that are architecturally striking and deeply sustainable.
The Defender 88PH+ System combines decades of fenestration knowledge to deliver a robust window and door system that is Passive House Institute certified - including the first cold climate certified window manufactured in North America! It is engineered to provide exceptional thermal performance, high structural properties and dimensional stability, air and water resistance, and overall durability.
At Swegon we take indoor climate quality very seriously and our ambition is to be one of the leading suppliers of indoor climate to our customers. Our approach is to continue developing innovative ventilation products with intelligence so that they can communicate and, hence, be combined into efficient indoor climate systems. Swegon’s ultimate aim is to work for the health and comfort of people in buildings and deliver the optimal indoor climate solutions with the lowest possible life cycle cost to building owners.
Buttcon Deep Energy Retrofit Solutions
Proactive Deep Energy retrofit solutions can effectively meet net zero, passive-house, and WELL standards with a holistic building analysis and a construction process that dramatically reduces energy consumption and increases building value. With a design-build approach, we bring best-in-class partners allowing clients to achieve their energy targets with minimal tenant disruption and schedule certainty.
Deep energy retrofits require a multi-disciplinary team that can design and build according to the client's energy and financial needs. Technology and data-driven energy modeling led to an effective design that utilizes off-site construction solutions followed by detailed commissioning and verification. Successful deep energy retrofits benefit building owners, operators, and tenants by reducing maintenance costs, increasing rental income, and energy savings, increasing property value, and providing a healthier sustainable environment for tenants.
Our retrofitting solutions team is founded on technology, data, and energy modeling by providing real-world solutions that are available today.
Sustainable Architecture & Building (SABMag, www.sabmagazine.com) is the premier resource on sustainable, high-performance building design and construction in Canada. It is published quarterly for architects, building contractors, engineers/building consultants, and building owners/managers and contains: profiles of building projects of all types – both new and renovated – including construction details, articles about high-performance building subjects, interviews and product information. One issue per year is devoted to Passive House in association with Passive House Canada.
Passive House Accelerator
Passive House Accelerator is a catalyst for zero carbon building. We cultivate a collaborative platform for sharing innovation and thought leadership in Passive House design and construction. We convene practitioners, institutions, manufacturers, and anyone concerned about buildings and climate change to dive into the details of creating better buildings. We work to accelerate both solution-making and solution-makers in the zero carbon building movement. We’re nondenominational, so whether you’re interested in PHI, Phius, net zero, Living Building, LEED, or just better building practice, we invite you to explore, learn, and engage!
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EuroLine Windows is a high-end innovative designer and manufacturer of distinctive custom windows for private residences and commercial buildings. We specialize in Passive House and Net-Zero capable systems, including European Tilt & Turn Windows and Doors and our NEW Casement Windows, using cutting-edge fiberglass composite for the ultimate high-performance window and door system. Custom-configured in size, shape, and virtually any finish allows developers and architects to dramatically improve the performance of buildings.
We are known for our incredible German engineering and beautiful European design aesthetic, or what we call The Art + Practice of Fenestration.
Partel is passionate about helping create buildings that are more comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient. Our expertise and unique building physics approach allows us to provide project-specific solutions and technical consultation. We are the go-to source for high-performance breather membranes, vapour control layers, and thermal bridging solutions. Our commitment to reducing the embodied carbon of buildings and integrating sustainable materials makes us the ideal choice for your building envelope requirements.
We provide market-leading airtight and windtight systems, as well as thermal bridging solutions, leading to intelligent energy consumption, building longevity, and operational performance.