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Join the Growing Community of PHIUS Professionals

Earn PHIUS CPHC® status, the leading passive building design credential in the industry. There's a full slate of opportunities, but don't wait--they're just around the corner.

February 24-28, Boston, Massachusetts. Hosted by Perkins+Will. SOLD OUT

February 24-28, Washington, D.C. Hosted by DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU). REGISTER NOW TO COMPLETE ONLINE MODULES IN ADVANCE.

March 2 - 6, Markham, Ontario, Canada. Hosted by Morrison Hershfeld. REGISTER NOW TO COMPLETE ONLINE MODULES IN ADVANCE.


Mar 16 - 20, New York, New York. Hosted by Bright Power. REGISTER NOW TO COMPLETE ONLINE MODULES IN ADVANCE.

Apply for admission and register online for CPHC courses

Additional in-class sessions coming soon--stay tuned!

The PHIUS CPHB program sports a tuned up curriculum and format. In-class instruction has been condensed to three days, augmented by an online module. (Note: The Yestermorrow class is an exception--it's four full days of in-person instruction.) In addition, the program is now offered in partnership with RDH Building Science, allowing us to scale up.

March 16 - 19, Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Waitsfield, Vermont. This is the only builder program that is entirely in-class, no online component--held at Yestermorrow's unique, retreat-like setting. You must apply and register at the Yestermorrow site.

March 31 - April 2. Chicago, Illinois. Hosted by Skender.

May 6 - May 8, Austin, Texas. Hosted by Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Register online for PHIUS Certified Passive House Builder classes

Come See Us at RESNET, Better Buildings, and PHNW!

PHIUS is on the road a lot in the next couple months -- we hope to see you!. We'll be at booth #309 at RESNET 2020, February 24 - 26. (We're also there for Rater Training during pre-conference, February 22 - 23, see below.)

In March, Executive Director Katrin Klingenberg and Associate Director Lisa White will present at the Better Buildings: Better Business (B4) conference at the Wisconsin Dells. Lisa will lead a preconference session on using PHIUS+ to get to Net Zero. Kat will discuss the REALIZE project, a partnership between PHIUS, Rocky Mountain Institute, and the Net Zero Coalition aimed at using panelized retrofits to bring existing building stock to Net Zero.

From there, PHIUS will be out in force in Seattle for the Passive House Northwest Conference. PHIUS' James Ortega will give a pre-conference WUFI Passive workshop, PHIUS Senior Scientist Graham Wright will present his study on the resilience of passive buildings during heat waves, Executive Director Katrin Klingenberg keynote at lunch Friday, March 13. Finally, PHIUS Board Members Prudence Ferreira and Dan Whitmore are also presenting. 

Come Early to RESNET
And Become PHIUS+ Rater

The demand for PHIUS+ Certification continues to grow. And that means growing demand for capable, well-trained passive building quality assurance/quality control professionals. 

The PHIUS+ Rater Program focuses on single-family residential projects. The two-day course, geared toward experienced RESNET and BPI professionals, provides grounding in passive building principles as well as a guide to onsite quality assurance for the PHIUS+ program. 

Next Rater Class: Feb 22 - 23, 2020 , Scottsdale, Arizona (RESNET Preconference), 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Alliance Announces Grant Program

The PHAUS Council, with support from the PHIUS board, is pleased to announce a new grant program available to Chapters and to PHAUS members intended to support the development of new chapters, new initiatives, and to help spread the word about Passive House. The council has set aside $10,000 from this year's budget to fund this grant initiative.

  • Chapters in good standing can apply for a matching grant for up to $2,000 to help fund a larger chapter initiative.
  • Individual PHAUS members in good standing can apply for grants up to $500 to help promote passive house or for chapter startup.

We urge you all to consider how this funding could help strengthen your efforts in your region or city. 

Details and Application

Reminder: Save October 13-17, 2020 for PHIUS' 15th Annual North American Passive House Conference

Next year we'll be in Tarrytown, New York, within easy reach of both NYC and the Hudson Valley, both hotbeds of passive building projects. Here's the scoop:
  • October 13-14: Preconference sessions
  • October 15-16: Core conference
  • October 17: Project tour(s)
Stay tuned for more information, meantime, block out time to meet us at the Tarrytown Doubletree October 13-17, 2020!

PS Many of the presentations from the 14th Annual Conference (core sessions) are now online. Visit the schedule grid and click on the session/presentation you want to view.
Presenters: If you have not already done so, please submit your presentations via this DropBox link

Check out Klingenblog for Policy Updates

Certification staff member Isaac Elnecave brings a wealth of policy making experience to PHIUS. Don't miss his blog posts explaining promising developments in Massachusetts and New York State with regard to state energy codes.

Congratulations to These
PHIUS+ Project Teams

Final PHIUS+ Certification

  • Palladino Cottage, Project #1525
    Single family
    Cooperstown, New York
  • Edmonds Residence, Project #1568
    Single family
    Cooperstown, New York
PHIUS+ Pre-certification
  • Iowa City NEST, Project #1569
    Single family
    Iowa City, Iowa
  • 3729-39 Melon Street, Project #1641
    Mixed use
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Westborough, Massachusetts, PHIUS+ Verifier Training, February 10 - 12
Scottsdale, Arizona, PHIUS+ Rater Training, February 22-23
Scottsdale, Arizona, RESNET Conference, February 24-26
Boston, Massachusetts, CPHC In-Class, February 24-28
Washington, D.C., CPHC In-Class, February 24-28
Chicago, Midwest Energy Solutions Conference, February 26-28
Markham, Ontario, Canada, CPHC In-Class March 2-6
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, Better Buildings: 
Better Business
Conference, March 9 - 11
Chicago, CPHC In-Class, March 9-13
Seattle, Passive House Northwest Conference, March 12-14
New York, New York, CPHC In-Class, March 16-20


Waitsfield, Vermont, Yestermorrow CPHC Training, January 18-25
Seattle, Washitngon, Builder Training, January 29-31
Boston, Massachusetts, Builder Training, February 2-4

PHIUS Partners




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