PHIUS created the Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC®) training program, the CPHC professional credential, and the accompanying continuing education program in 2008. PHIUS’s flagship training is the industry leader, and the only passive house consultant training geared to North American climate and market conditions. Students learn passive building principles, receive hands-on training in modeling using WUFI Passive, and learn to design and execute commercial, residential, and retrofit projects. Approved for AIA CES and BPI CEUs.
Superinsulation, air-tight envelopes, energy recovery ventilation, high-performance window installation, sourcing components--passive house construction presents special challenges to builders. The PHIUS Builders Training program prepares construction professionals to meet the passive house challenge. Those who pass the qualifying exam earn status as a PHIUS Certified Builder. Earns 12.75 BPI CEUs and 32.5 AIA CEUs.
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 on-site quality assurance for the PHIUS+ program.
The PHIUS+ Verifier program qualifies professionals to execute PHIUS+ QA/QC on large-scale multifamily and commercial buildings. Verifiers learn protocols specific to low- and mid-rise projects.
Developed by a joint team from PHIUS, Owens Corning and Oak Ridge national Laboratory, WUFI Passive dramatically improves the quality and efficiency of the design process for North American passive house professionals. It’s the only tool to offer both static and much more granular dynamic modeling, and the only software to combine passive modeling with hygrothermal analysis, which is critical in many North American climate zones.
CPHC is a registered certification mark for professionals working in the field of passive building design and consulting. Because passive building science has changed substantially since the program was implemented -- and will certainly continue to evolve -- PHIUS instituted a CPHC Continuing Education program in 2012. The CEU program is designed to assure that CPHCs keep pace with changes in tools, standards, materials and other variables.