Boots On The Ground

Boots On The Ground is a dynamic conference series that brings together leaders from the design and construction fields to share ideas, network, and learn about products, and new solutions to get the job done. Boots on the Ground was founded by the BlueGreen Group in 2013 who passed the torch to Passive Buildings Canada in 2018. Each event features a mini-trade show made up exclusively of sponsors, food and drink, and one hour of networking time before and after the presentations. The presentations feature three talks, each presentation a maximum of 20 minutes with no Q&A (we encourage questions during networking). We aim to have one speaker be a builder and one a designer.


With restrictions on gatherings due to COVID we are currently exploring virtual event options.

Recorded Talks

While Boots On the Ground events are typically invite only, you can find our backlog of recorded presentations at our YouTube channel!


Boots On The Ground

On the Ground /Off the record

Let’s learn together. Join us for PBC’s new series on the ground/off the record (OTR).  Our mission: strengthen the passive house movement through honest conversation. Through “Off the Record” we share mistakes, lessons learned, concerns, warnings and other teachable moments in short sessions that are never recorded or shared.

These online 45 minute online sessions will feature one presenter sharing on a single topic (up to 15 minutes) followed by discussion and Q&A. “Off the record” sessions are free for PBC members. Non-member fees = $10/session.  

Our debut sold out session was The things I learned from my energy auditor but was too embarrassed to ask with Greg Labbé

Upcoming sessions: 

Adam Cohen’s Lessons learned from 1st North American Certified Passivhaus Public School.  This project was certified by both PHIUS & PHI as well as being LEED Platinum
Wednesday, December 16th, 12:15pm ET. 

Tickets are here. PBC members: contact us for free tickets.

Stuart Evans: Air water heat pump challenges
Wednesday, January 20, 12:15pm ET [Tickets released late December]