As announced at the International Conference in 2021, Passive is taking off. Get on board, before you get left behind!
Upon passing the CPHT Exam, you will be listed in the PHI Database of Certified builders and contractors for 5 years. You may then renew your accreditation through photo documentation of you applying your learning to project sites, or through Continuing Education credits. Emu offers CE credits through mini courses and our Colorado Passive House Expo.
learn best practices & building science
limit liability & increase credibility
avoid hidden mold & condensation
exceed IECC air leakage requirements
Prior to becoming a full-time Emu Trainer and Building Science Geek, Ben has had a diverse career focused on sustainability and the urban environment. He graduated with a MS in Sustainable Architecture from the City University of New York and has since consulted on numerous projects, ranging from ecological infrastructure to Passive House design. Ben specializes in high performance daylighting systems and has given numerous talks and workshops on the topic. He has taught collegiate building science courses at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the City College of New York, and has been a Trainer for The Passive House Network’s Certified Passive House Designer and Tradesperson Courses. He has a passion for creating environmentally friendly buildings, and is deeply committed to the Passive House movement.Email
"I've been a green builder for 16 years, and I came in here and it was like trying to drink from a fire hose."
“I'll say that the course and the Passive House model is very different than I expected. I thought it was going to be more along the lines of inapplicable and kind of niche products and niche buildings. And what is true about Passive House after the course is that it has a lot more to do with smart, high performance building and not just a personal choice. And what I'll take back is hopefully that we can actually start doing passive projects in their entirety. But regardless, some of the main lessons that we learned are just talking about high performance building and the risks of moisture. I think a big problem with current building trends is that we're building buildings partially tight and so there's lots of moisture concerns. And so realizing about how insidious and destructive moisture can be in a a traditional build is something that I took away”
“Every builder should take this class. Period.”
"I received the best educational experience from Emu Systems! Got my Passive House Certification through their program/class. Be sure to take this class, you won't regret it!"
“Thoroughly enjoyed the course; Enrico and Mariana really know their stuff and convey it clearly. So glad I could geek out with the Emu MOB!”
Why is he so happy? He just finished the 2-day in-person class, then he got to build a pod during the workshop using the knowledge he just absorbed during the training AND he is about to take the exam and become a CERTIFIED Passive House Tradesperson. Be like this guy!