North American Passive House Pioneer Rob Dumont, Ph.D. passed away earlier this month in his hometown Saskatoon where he was famous for building several homes (including his own) which were warm all winter without a furnace. Dr. Dumont collaborated with Harold Orr on the Saskatchewan Conservation House in 1977. And while Dr. Dumont's work pioneered passive building concepts used worldwide, he was admired regionally for helping build a local industry manufacturing heat recovery ventilation equipment.
For a local tribute, see
For Rob’s article about the home he built for his family in 1992, see
And one of Rob’s presentations is at
Finally, there is a wonderful blog about Rob Dumont’s achievements and his perspectives at