Certified Passive House Builders Training

PHMA is bringing the PHIUS Certified Builders Training to Boston this September. This three-day course offers real-world experience in the on-site implementation of passive house as well as counseling and advice to both the practical and business sides, preparing construction professionals to meet the passive house challenge.

Course Highlights
  • Learn general passive house principles
  • Classroom and field focus on envelope issues
  • HVAC considerations and testing
  • Cost optimization/bidding
  • QA/QC process
  • Certification exam

Go here for registration information and further details. Limited class size.

Dates: September 24 - 26
Location: Newton, MA

Passive House: Introduction to Planning and Design

New to Passive House? This one-day course provides an overview of PH basics from architectural design to history and case studies. Taught by Mike Duclos, CPHC.
Go here for registration information.

Dates: October 17, 2018
Location: Portland, ME

Past Trainings

Ventilation for High Performance Commerical Buildings

Presented by Ventacity Systems

Participants will learn:
• What are high performance buildings and high performance ventilation
• Why efficiency matters: HRVs, ERVs, Cross-Flow, Wheels
• Best practices for building types
• Ventilation standards -- where we are, where we are going
• Duct design and control options
• Controls for CAV, DCV, VAV flow options, and building control integration
• Retrofit opportunities utilizing DOAs and high performance H&C

See this form for registration information and further details. Limited class size. Registration today.

Date: June 28, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Fujitsu Training Academy, Burlington, MA

Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Training

PHMA is co-sponsoring this training along with USGBC-MA and NAPHN. With 5 days of in-class instruction, and additional e-learning modules that can be completed at one’s own pace, participants will get a thorough grounding in the critical aspects of Passive House design and construction. Participants will be able to apply the lessons learned directly to their real-world work experience, and join a team in making Passive House buildings. On successfully passing the exam, participants will receive a five year registration as an internationally accredited Certified Passive House Designer or Consultant.

Go here for registration information and further details.

Dates: July 23 - 27
Location: Newton, MA

PHIUS CPHC In-Class Boston Training

PHMA will be hosting the PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant in-class training this May. This 5-day course is designed as the second phase of the CPHC Training Program following the on-line component. The in-class course focuses on design exercises, WUFI Passive and THERM software training, and the CPHC exam.

Go here for registration information and further details.

Dates: May 14 - 18
Location: Boston, MA

Emerging Professionals Scholarship
New for this training, PHMA is awarding a scholarship to cover the full registration cost of the CPHC training. Priority will be give the those in the early stages of their career, though all are encouraged to apply. Go here for details and application instructions. Applications are due by April 9th.

Other Training Opportunities

There are a number of opportunities through various organizations for education, certification, and training on Passive House:

Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) is focused on research, training curriculum, and technical standards and is committed to making high-performance passive building the mainstream market standard. They offer a wide variety of resources, certifications, and training programs.
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The Passive House Institute (PHI) is an independent research institute that has played an especially crucial role
in the development of the Passive House concept - the only internationally recognized, performance-based energy standard in construction.
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Emu offers professional training, consulting services, and component/systems analysis for all aspects of the design and construction of high quality building envelopes and healthy indoor environments.
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Peel Passive House Consulting was founded to support the development of the Passive House Standard in Canada and internationally. They work with developers, architects, self-builders, consultants, governments, and manufacturers to support the design, construction, and certification of Passive House and low energy buildings, both residential and non-residential. 
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Passive House Academy has been leading the way in Passive House (Passivhaus) training, development, certification and consultancy for over 15 years. PHA is proud to be one of the leading training providers globally in Passive House (Passivhaus), offering a wide range of internationally accredited Passive House Courses on both sides of the Atlantic.
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The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is today the region’s leading membership organization promoting sustainable energy practices in the built environment. As professionals in the fields of renewable energy and building, they embrace whole systems thinking as the path to sustainability.
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