There are usually a lot of investors looking to buy run down houses for sale. Throughout the 8,000 sq m building – which links the Grade II-listed original Canada House on Trafalgar Square with an adjacent building on Cockspur Street – the renovations have been undertaken with one clear objective: to inspire and inform. Join Passive House Canada as an individual, company or organization and get access to technical Passive House resources and forums, enjoy discounts on our courses and events, and be part of a community of industry-leaders. Personally, I do not think Canada has a starting-up problem, we have a finishing-up problem,” OMERS Ventures CEO John Ruffolo said recently.

It became apparent when touring Canada House that, if the building is a microcosm of Canada, it is through the cultural production of Canadian artists, designers and craftspeople that the nation’s nuance and breath is communicated. A week before …