Mike Kernagis is Co-Founder/Program Director of the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS). PHIUS provides professional trainings and certifications for design and building professionals, PH project and product certifications, and general education of the public in regards to PH design and construction techniques. Kernagis was one of the first American builders to adopt and build to the Passive Building Energy Standard. In 2005, he served as construction manager on the first Passive House projects built by the non-profit Ecological Construction Laboratory. He now directs PHIUS business affairs and oversees the educational and membership programs of PHIUS.