We’ve added new Ottawa and Toronto training course dates in January & February 2015, timed to allow qualification via the March 28 Certified Passive House Designer exam. See our Training Courses page for details.
Wherever you live, CanPHI has now made it easier and cheaper to achieve professional qualification as a Certified Passive House Designer via our new online exam prep course and exam package. See Professional Certification for details and to sign up today for the last 2014 exam, offered via this website only on 5 December 2014.
Portland, Maine September 21 - 23
The second North American Passive House Network Conference & Expo wrapped up in Portland, Maine, last week and was by every account a resounding success. Attendees hailed from across the United States and Canada. A significant number of foreign guests and presenters lent an international flair to this event, with Passive House advocates from Germany, Austria, UK, Cornwall, Ireland, Turkey, Korea, Japan and China all participating, exchanging ideas and technology with the large number of local Maine attendees.
Two new Passive House Standards were introduced to the North American audience in the keynote address by Dr. Wolfgang Feist: Passive House Plus and Passive House Premium. A link to copies of this presentation, and those by many other presenters at this event, will be emailed to all attendees in the next few weeks. An article on the conference has been posted by Martin Holladay on GreenBuildingAdvisor and may be viewed here: NAPHN14 Report Posted on GBA.
The arrival of Passive House building certification to Canada has sparked much interest in the process. Many are now pursuing certification, while others are simply curious to know more. To clarify the certification process and documentation requirements, a certification package has been created. If you are planning to have your project certified, it is highly recommended that you familiarize yourself with the contents of the package. This can save a lot of headache, not to mention cost, down the road. The certification package can be accessed via the Building Certification Page.Building Certification > Professional Certification >