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PHIUS+ Feasibility Study

Unsure if PHIUS+ Certification is feasible for your project? Need to supply documentation to government, funding, or granting agencies to demonstrate that your project can meet PHIUS+ standards? Order a Feasibility Study!

Please submit your project as early in the design process as possible to allow time for full design review and consultation during the design stage, and to accommodate on-site QA/QC protocols.

Contact the Certification Team at certification@phius.org with any questions.

Step 1: Pre-Process Paperwork

  • Review the PHIUS+ Certification Guidebook, which includes energy modeling protocol, as well as vapor control recommendations and other technical details.

PHIUS+ Certification Contract

Submit Payment

  • Upon creation of the project contract, PHIUS will provide a quote for the certification fee. Estimated fees are shown below on this page.
  • PHIUS will send an invoice to the client for the quoted fee.
  • Payment may be made:
    • Option 1: By mail. Send a check and include the invoice #.
    • Option 2: By credit card upon request. All credit card transactions incur a 3% fee.

Step 2: Create Project in PHIUS Database & Upload Review Files

  • Log into the PHIUS+ Project Database using your CPHC login credentials.
    • PHIUS can create an account to submit a project if you do not already have login credentials. Email certification@phius.org for any issues logging into the Project Database.
  • Create a new project entry. This project entry will not become publicly visible until the project is pre-certified.

PHIUS Project DropBox

  • Once the PHIUS database project entry has been created, PHIUS will create a DropBox folder for the project and invite the Submitter to the folder.
    • To invite other members of the project team to the folder, please reach out to PHIUS via email.
  • Upload project documentation into the appropriate sub-folders within the DropBox.

Step 3: Submit into Review Queue

  • Use the form on the top of this page to Submit the Project into the Review Queue.
  • PHIUS cannot begin a project review unless payment and an executed contract are received.

Step 4: Pre-Certification Design Review Process

Await Feedback from PHIUS Reviewer

  • Typical turnaround time for the 1st Round review is 6-8 weeks.
  • You can track your estimated due date in the Review queue (Use [Ctrl+F] and enter your project number).
  • PHIUS will provide a Feedback Form in the project DropBox and notify the submitter via email.

Reply to PHIUS+ Feedback, Repeat.

  • Reply to comments in PHIUS+ Feedback form.
  • Repeat. Most projects undergo 3 rounds of pre-certification design review. Rounds 2 & 3 have quicker turnaround times.

Receive PHIUS+ Pre-Certified Status

  • After the feedback process is complete, if the project is meeting all requirements it will be awarded a PHIUS+ Pre-Certification letter.

Step 5: Final Certification Review

  • During construction, the PHIUS+ Rater/Verifier must complete all of the on-site requirements with various site visits. See Guidebook Appendix E: PHIUS+ Rater/Verifier manual for more details.

Upload on-site QA/QC Documentation to DropBox

  • After all on-site inspection and testing is complete, the PHIUS+ Rater/Verifier must upload all documentation to the project DropBox.

Submit into Review Queue for Final Review

Await PHIUS+ Final Feedback from Reviewer

  • Typical turnaround time for final certification review is 2-4 weeks.

Reply to PHIUS+ Final Feedback

  • Feedback will be provided to the PHIUS+ Rater/Verifier.
  • Any inconsistency/request for documentation will be noted.
  • Rater/Verifier to reply and clarify where requested.

Final Certification Awarded

  • Once the final review is complete, Final PHIUS+ Certification is awarded.
  • PHIUS sends notification via email including information to print on certificates, plaques, etc.

Project Certification Fees

PHIUS+ 2018 & phius CORE / ZERO / REVIVE 2021*

 

FLAT RATE

CUSTOM PRICING. Exact fees based on project iCFA.

iCFA

0-2,500 ft2

2,501-4,500 ft2

10,000 ft2

25,000 ft2

50,000 ft2

100,000 ft2

250,000 ft2

Base Fee

$1,500

$2,000

$4,000

$8,125

$11,875

$16,250

$23,750

phius CORE Prescriptive 2021**

Project Type

Single-Family Detached

Townhouse / Single-Family Attached

Final Fee

$1,000

$1,000 per unique dwelling unit

$750 per duplicate unit type

*Pricing is based on building iCFA (Interior conditioned floor area). Projects up to 4,500 sf have a fixed price as shown above. Projects > 4,500 sf require a custom quote based on the project’s iCFA (request a quote in Step 1 above). Discounts apply as noted below. All credit card transactions incur a 3% fee.

**Pricing is based on quantity of dwelling units. For duplicate or repeated units, the fee is as shown above. No discounts are available for the Prescriptive path. All credit card transactions incur a 3% 

Discounts:

CPHCs that are also PHAUS Professional Member: 15% discount, up to $600.

Non-Profit Owner/Developer: 25% discount, up to $1,000

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