PHIUS CPHC In-Class Boston Training

The PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant in-class training returns to Boston in April. 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.

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Dates: April 1 - 5, 2019 (additional training just added for June 17 - 21.
Location: Boston, MA

Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Training

Passivhaus Maine is co-sponsoring this training along with 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.

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Dates: April 29 - May 3, 2019
Location: Portland, ME

Webinar: PHIUS+ 2018: – The Affordable Path to NET ZERO

Katrin Klingenberg leads this webinar on the new PHIUS+2018 Passive Building Standard and how it puts projects on an efficient and affordable glide path to zero. She will discuss the specifics of the changes to PHIUS+2018 and their effects on the design for different building typologies (single and multi family).

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Dates: May 8, 2019 - 1:00 PM
Location: online (live webinar)

Webinar: Update Report on the PHIUS Certification Guidebook and WUFI Passive

As of April 1, 2019, all new projects registering for certification must certify under the PHIUS+ 2018 program. In this webinar, Lisa White will run down what's new in the Guidebook, identify key updates to the PHIUS+ program, and give an overview of the new WUFI Passive modeling capabilities.

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Dates: May 8, 2019 - 1:00 PM
Location: online (live webinar)

Past Trainings

Introduction to Multi-Family Passive House: Bringing Residential PH Development to scale in MA

Please join us for an in-depth introduction to Multi-family Passive House Development, hosted by Katrin Klingenberg, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Passive House Institute US (PHIUS). Topics include Passive House within the larger context of Net Zero and Net Positive, compatibility with multi-family building types, and demonstrated performance and construction costs.

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Date: March 13, 2018
Location: Boston

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, 2018
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.
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Dates: October 17, 2018
Location: Portland, ME

Webinar: Passive House Marketing 101

This webinar from PHUIS will help prepare attendees to address the unique, but solvable, challenges of marketing and selling passive houses. James Geppner, Executive Director of, will talk about how to respond to questions by prospects and describe how to discuss the attributes of passive building in a meaningful way that resonates emotionally with the prospect.

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Dates: January 30th - 12:00 PM
Location: online (live webinar)

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

Webinar: Flowing Toward Zero Includes Efficient Domestic Hot Water Delivery

In this webinar, Karla Butterfield and Dylan Martello, of Steven Winter Associates, will share their experience in meeting the challenge of domestic hot water energy and optimizing hot water distribution design, with a focus on multifamily buildings.

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Dates: March 27, 2019 - 1:00 PM
Location: online (live webinar)

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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