Keynote Speakers

The current list of movers and shakers who will be addressing the crowd at PhiusCon 2022 in Chicago. Stay tuned, there will be more!

PhiusCon 2022

Keynote Speakers (More Coming Soon)

Opening Keynote: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas H. Holm

Dr. Holm is a professor of building physics who currently serves as the Institute Director of the Forschungsinstitut für Wärmeschutz e. V. Munich (FIW Munich). He began his professional career 25 years ago, during which he has served as group leader in the department of hygrothermics responsible for the development of WUFI and was head of the “Indoor Environment” department within Fraunhofer-IBP.

Friday Technical Keynote: Allison Bailes

Allison Bailes has a broad range of experience and education, but at heart, he is a teacher. He taught physics at the high school and college level. After building a high-performance home in 2001, he launched himself into a new career in the world of building science. For most of this new career, Dr. Bailes has run Energy Vanguard, which he founded in 2008.

Closing Keynote Panelist: Laura Nettleton

Laura Nettleton is an architect who has studied low energy solutions since the early 1980’s, when she worked on Passive Solar projects. Her career has been focused on retrofits as she understood early on embodied energy in most existing buildings, is a large number! She completed one of the first LEED projects in Pittsburgh but longed for better energy performance. After she was introduced to Passive House, she served as a champion in the Pittsburgh region and her office, Thoughtful Balance designed one of the first large scale Passive House retrofits in North America.

Closing Keynote Panelist: Katrin Klingenberg

Katrin Klingenberg is a visionary who has driven adoption of the Phius Standard throughout the past 20 years. Passive building methodology originated in the United States and Canada in the 1970s and was enhanced in Germany in the 1990s. Klingenberg reinvigorated it in the United States in 2003 when she built the first passive house in Champaign-Urbana. Her home sparked considerable interest and she went on to found the non-profit organization Phius (Passive House Institute US), dedicated to making passive building a mainstream best practice.


PhiusCon 2022 is presented by Phius in partnership with the Alliance. Phius is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to making high-performance passive building the mainstream market standard. Phius is transforming the building sector by developing Passive Building standards, practices, and certifications specific to North America's many climate zones. Visit About Phius for more info.