The Passive House Canada/Maison Passive Canada (PHC) has joined the Buildings Action Coalition (BAC) in partnership with the Enniscorthy Forum, other coalition members, and the United Nations Environment Programme’s Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction to support and advance the principles of high performance in buildings and the built environment. Chris Ballard, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Director of PHC, and Barbara-Anne Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of the Enniscorthy Forum, signed the accession documents on the occasion of the first ministerial summit of the Enniscorthy Forum.
Chris Ballard noted “Passive House Canada has been working to advance the principles of high-performance buildings for many years. The memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Environment Programme that has just been signed broadens our activities to global scale with a focus on specific projects and programs that will deliver tangible results quickly. We are pleased to join forces with the BAC both to offer our extensive experience and capabilities and to observe and learn from experiences around the world.”
Barbara-Anne Murphy observed that “We welcome Passive House Canada to the Buildings Action Coalition. PHC has been a leader in this space and we look forward to their participation in our activities. We have a significant programme underway including outreach, research, academic studies, construction projects, and education and training schemes. We also plan to mobilise resources and disseminate knowledge, experience and best practices to transition towards high performance buildings. PHC will have an important role to play in this initiative.”
PHC is a national non-profit professional association advocating for high-performance building standards using the Passive House approach. PHC’s mission is to make the Passive House standard of building performance understood, achievable, and adopted by government, industry, professionals, and the public across Canada through education, advocacy, events, and building projects. PHC aims to advance energy efficiency in the built environment through stakeholder education, practitioner training, research and demonstration, network building, policy implementation, and project technical assistance, and by raising or developing applicable resources and tools.