With Vancouver on its way to becoming the Greenest City by 2020, the province following closely with its BC Energy Step Code – both embracing the Passive House standard as a way to achieve the desired outcome – and events like the Ice Box Challenge bringing the concept of Passive House to downtown Vancouver, it can be difficult to believe that just a few years ago, Passive House was a foreign concept to most here in Canada, including in the building industry.

Rob Bernhardt, CEO of Passive House Canada, describes his and his family’s 3 1/2 year experience living in their Passive Home for The Province (read about it here).

Let’s travel back to 2013, when Bernhardt Contracting was recognized by the District of Saanich as a Carbon Champion.


Saanich Carbon Champions – Bernhardt Certified Passive Home from Sustainable Saanich on Vimeo.