Passive House 8 day Consultants Training Program

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Yestermorrow is pleased to partner with Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) and offer the complete PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC®) Training programThis will be the only location in the U.S. to provide the full training via an in-person format.  

The passive house concept represents today’s highest energy standard with the promise of slashing the heating energy consumption of buildings by an amazing 90%. In the realm of super energy efficiency, passive house presents an intriguing option for new and retrofit construction in residential, commercial, and institutional projects. 
The CPHC Training Program covers the content and exercises that teach the principles and tools of passive building design and consulting. The course will train the participant to put a measurable and verifiable extremely low energy metric and holistic systems design into practice to create highly comfortable, very low energy buildings with exceptional indoor air quality at an affordable cost.  Energy, design, engineering, construction, and other related professionals will be provided with the skills necessary to design and consult on certifiable building projects that meet the PHIUS+ 2015 Passive Building Standard for all climate zones of North America.  
The first half of the program focuses on basic low energy design practices, theory of heat transfer, the software tool WUFI Passive and its methodology to calculate the specific energy performance of single- and multi-family residential buildings. The second half of the course addresses mechanical systems design, passive house retrofits, non-residential buildings, quality assurance, and economic feasibility.  After passing a final exam (offered on the final evening of the program), participants earn the professional designation Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC®).  Participants will need to bring a laptop, and have basic Excel knowledge.

The PHIUS CPHC Exam is optional and not included in the course tuition.  Information can be found here.

For full details and admission requirements, please download and review these instructions, terms and the Paths to Acceptance. After reading these materials, you may apply online. 

This is a Passive House Institute US training course being held at Yestermorrow's facilities. Tuition is $2100 for non-members and $1950 for PHAUS members. Please indicate on your application if you are a member of a local PHIUS Chapter.

Also offered at Yestermorrow: 4-day PHIUS Certified Builders Training 

"Why should one go to Yestermorrow for this? Simple answer: it is absolutely phenomenal and intense, as this is the only course now that teaches all modules in person on 8 consecutive days. People are on site 24/7, form study and discussion groups beyond the class time and prep for exam together. You talk bonding…the food is exceptional and the people who show up for this are some of the smartest and most unique. Yestermorrow truly attracts exceptional individuals. The classes took the passive discussion to new heights in terms of quality and larger context, my favorite place to teach it and aside from that, Vermont is just stunningly beautiful - an unforgettable learning experience with a retreat flavor." ~ Katrin Klingenberg, Executive Director PHIUS


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