PHAUS is a limited liability company operating as a program of PHIUS. As the community of PHIUS trained professionals has grown to nearly 2,000, practitioners sough ways to connect with one another to advance passive building. PHAUS provides a national network of local chapters to address that need.
PHAUS seeks to foster an environment conducive to the growth of passive house implementation and supporting the community involved in this mission. It will also be the hub for organizing national and local efforts to synchronize the various entities of the US building industry to build the roads to bring the passive building everyday mainstream use.
PHIUS conducts passive building science research and channels the latest in building science to the design and construction communities through its industry-leading training programs. PHIUS is also responsible for the PHIUS+ standard from a technical perspective - for the standards and tools that define a certifiable project; responsible for ensuring compliance with certification guidelines and regulations.