Host Partner: Sash & Frame

Consult, Design, Install, Maintain

"Why did Sash & Frame decide to donate their facility to an Emu CPHT Builder Boot Camp?"

"We are looking forward to the opportunity to expand our regional community of Passive House practitioners and advocates and are excited at the prospect of more projects being done in Upstate NY and beyond."



Register now for our Upstate New York Passive House Builder Bootcamp January 23 - 27, 2023

Registration closes on January 9th

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The world is loving Passive House!

To the tune of 32.3 million certified square feet.

As announced at the International Conference in 2021, Passive is taking off. Get on board, before you get left behind!

Buy the Bundle and Save a Bundle!

When you buy the Boot Camp Bundle you save $250!

Become a PHI Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT)

96% of students in this course pass the Exam!

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.

What will you learn in the Passive House Builder Boot Camp?

All. The. Things.

  • The Value of Passive House

    What is the Passive House standard, and why is it more like a building code than just a green building certification? Why will your clients thank you for knowing this standard?

  • High-Performance Envelopes

    What makes a building envelope preform, and how do you mitigate thermal bridges and other potential weaknesses early in the process?

  • Systems and Services

    How does the systems design integrate with a high-performing building, and what exactly are the indoor air quality requirements that make Passive so healthy?

Know more. Build better.

Understand building science and how it applies to your everyday work. Whether you are seeking Passive House certification or not, you can't un-learn the knowledge you gain in this class.

  • Limit liability & increase credibility

  • Avoid hidden mold & condensation

  • Exceed IECC air leakage requirements

  • Learn best practices & building science

Meet your Lead Trainer

Crew Trainer

Ben Leer

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.

Testimonials

What our former students say…

“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”

Jesse Brown, Hyalite

"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."

Dave Edwards, My Earthbound Homes

“Every builder should take this class. Period.”

Jed Wolfram, Bozeman

"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!"

Jared Phifer, Revolve Design Build

“Valuable, Challenging, Invigorating! I thought the online format worked well. I've been through other training platforms that were not nearly as interactive as the lessons and weekly check-ins. The quizzes were engaging as well as the chat feature w/n the lessons was great. Enrico was really prompt with responding on those.”

Anonymous, from Course Evaluation

“This was an outstanding training. The knowledge of the Emu team was complimented by the skills & experience of the other attendees. My brain hurt sometimes digesting the content – but that’s a good thing. Pay yourself and sign up for this training.”

Jay Murdoch, Owens Corning

“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!”

Anonymous from 2020 Autumn Crew

Join the mob!

Clearly this guy thinks the Bundle is the best thing ever.

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!

FAQ

  • What is Passive House?

    Passive House is an international construction standard maintained and continuously developed by the International Passive House Institute (PHI). Residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings constructed to these guidelines are characterized by significantly increased comfort and health for the occupants, extremely low energy consumption, durable construction quality, and knowledgeable project teams at the forefront of the construction industry.

  • What are the terms for refunds/cancellations?

    We have varying terms for online versus in-person training, even though both are purchased through our online platform. We also have special circumstances we must adhere to for Exams. Please read our Refund Policy for more information, and let us know if you have any questions.

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  • Do you offer group pricing or in-house training?

    Yes! If you would like to find out about group rates or licensing the curriculum for your in-house company training, please reach out to us here: Group Inquiry