Ryan Abendroth is an experienced CPHC® (Certified Passive House Consultant) and the former Certification Manager at Phius. He has worked on hundreds of passive house projects including small residential designs and student projects to mid-sized commercial and non-profit developments, and he has been at the forefront of research and design in passive houses for almost a decade. His first passive house experience was with Team Illinois in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon Competition in 2009, where the team took second place overall. Abendroth is a member of the Phius Technical Committee and a trainer for the Phius CPHC Training Program, the Phius+ Rater Program, and advanced tutorials on topics related to passive building construction.
Abendroth also serves as the Principal of Passive Energy Designs LLC, a St. Louis, Missouri-based consulting firm specializing in building high-performance and low-energy buildings that meet the passive house standard. He holds a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Currently, Ryan is a lecturer at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses focused on the impacts of climate, site, energy, detailing, and building information modeling (BIM) on the built environment. Previously he taught at the Rhode Island School of Design as both a Visiting Lecturer and Critic and has acted as a passive house consultant for Kansas University’s 5th year design-build program, Studio 804.