Last Fall, OntarioPH members submitted a Ontario Building Code (OBC) change request to have the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) accepted as a tool to demonstrate compliance with the OBC SB-12 supplement (Part 9 low rise residential buildings).
On July 7, 2016, the latest update to SB-12 was published, which now lists PHPP as an accepted software.
OntarioPH would like to thank the following contributors for making this happen:
The latest version of SB-12 can be downloaded here:
Humber College recently held a Passive House workshop, which attracted over 100 staff and students.
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In November, 2015, Sonia Zouari and Andrew Peel presented on Passive House to two key organizations: The Golden Triangle Chapter of the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) and the National Research Council’s Canadian Codes Centre. Both groups were very receptive to the Standard. Many attendees were not aware that the substantial energy reductions delivered by Passive House were possible. The workshops provided a great opportunity to discuss code-related issues that are hindering Passive House projects. Sonia and Andrew will continue to engage with both groups to help resolve these issues and explore opportunities for broad acceptance of Passive House in the building codes.