Tom Bassett-Dilley, CPHC®, AIA, founded his firm in 2006 to pursue sustainability as contemporary design based on region, climate, and context. Toward that end, he became a CPHC (Phius Certified Consultant) in 2010 to learn advanced energy modeling, building science and principles of conservation exemplified by the Phius standard. He is a founding member and past President of the Chicago Phius Alliance chapter and has presented numerous times for PHAC and at Phius' annual conferences.
His first certified project was completed in 2013, with two more fully certified, three pre-certified, and several more PH projects in the works, including an institutional renovation/addition project. Tom sees the beauty of the passive approach in its ability to optimize energy design concurrently with architectural design, its tendency toward simplicity in form and glazing, and its tendency to require "tuning" a building to site-specific solar access.
He is very encouraged by the direction that the Phius standards have taken and is eager to continue to help build awareness and momentum toward wider adoption.