Public registration open until:

May 20th, 2024

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Host Partner

Green Building Alliance

Green Building Alliance (GBA) advances innovation in the built environment by empowering people to create environmentally, economically, and socially vibrant places. Our goal is that every building and community is sustainable so that every person can thrive.
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Host Partner

Passive House Pennsylvania

Passive House Pennsylvania’s Mission is to fight climate change by driving the transformation of the built environment towards healthier, more equitable, high-performing, zero-carbon outcomes through the promotion of the International Passive House Standard. Our Vision is to engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders from across the buildings ecosystem including leaders in: Government, Institutions, Education, Research, Real Estate/Finance, Design/Engineering, Construction, Building Materials and Building Performance Consulting. We advocate, educate, connect, and empower all with the best of building science; developed by the Passive House Institute.
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Join us in growing the local geek community!

Passive House Happy Hour - Fri, June 7 - time and location TBD

Thanks to our friends at Green Building Alliance and Passive House Pennsylvania, we will be cutting loose and celebrating the end of our training week with our newly minted Emu alumni, as well as building science colleagues in the area. Details coming soon.
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Wait! There are even more perks of joining the Emu Mob!

(That's right. A group of emus is actually called a "mob".)

  • Printed Slidebook

    Emu's CPHT slide deck, which is accredited for use in the open-book CPHT Exam and has been referred to as "The Bible of Passive House" by alumni who keep it on site.

  • Alumni Forum

    Access to the Emu Alumni Forum, a network of all the construction professionals who have taken courses with Emu - your ecosystem of PHriends and collaborators.

  • Emu Directory

    A profile listing in Emu's Mob Directory, where we direct potential clients who are seeking trained builders and project team members.

What will you learn in this course?

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 perform, and how do you mitigate thermal bridges and other potential weaknesses early in the process?

  • Systems & 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


  • What are the terms for refunds/cancellations?

    Putting on a traveling workshop is tough for a small business, so we request as much planning as possible from our students. That being said, things happen, and we get it! We try to be as flexible as possible until close the start date, and we try to offer as much flexibility as we can while adhering to our obligations as CPHT Exam proctors. Please read our Cancellations and Refunds Policy, and reach out as soon as you have any questions. Advanced communication helps us so much.

  • How do you treat my data?

    We are a small business with no desire to infringe upon your privacy. We do not sell lists, nor do we buy them. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information, or just reach out to our team.

  • Can I share my login with a colleague or friend?

    No. Our curriculum is licensed for single-use, and we monitor login activity for potential violations of the copyright over our intellectual property. That being said, we do have group pricing and licensing available at extremely competitive rates, and we would be happy to discuss your particular needs. Please email [email protected].

  • 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 at [email protected]