Certified Passive House Consultants
Find architects, engineers, builders, and other professionals throughout California and the world to help guide your next Passive House project.
- Internationally Certified Passive House Designers and Consultants: These individuals have passed the international exam issued by the Passive House Institute.
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- North American Certified Passive House Consultants: These individuals have passed the exam issued by PHIUS.
Passive House Project Blogs
- CLAM Blue2 - Pt. Reyes Stations, California
- 100K House - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Courtland Place Passive Project - Seattle, Washington
- Austria Passive House - Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
- Rosedale House - Toronto, Canada
- Passive House in the Woods - Wisconsin
- CoreHaus - Portland, Oregon
- Nauhaus - Asheville, North Carolina
- Passive House - Bratislava, Slovakia
- Four Thick Walls - Oak Park, Illinois
Passive House Academy (PHA): The PHA is accredited by the Passivhaus Institut to provide official Passive House Certification services and rigorous Passive House Consultant training courses, as well as host exams.
The Passivhaus Institut (PHI): An independent research institution in Germany, founded in 1996 by Dr. Wolfgang Feist, that performs research and development on highly efficient energy use (click on “English” for a translated site)
Passive House Institute US (PHIUS): A consulting and research firm working to further the implementation of Passive House standards and techniques in the US. PHIUS provides the PHIUS+ certification program, which adds a quality assurance component to the PHIUS Passive House certification program.
Cost-Efficient Passive Houses in a Central European Climate: A short report by Dr Wolfgang Feist that explains the development of Passive House, presented at the 1998 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings at Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA
Cost Efficient Passive Houses as European Standards (CEPHEUS): A European Commission project to construct 250 housing units to Passive House standards in five European countries
CEPHEUS Book: The following downloads comprise "the official concluding document of the CEPHEUS Austria 1998 – 2001 Project," which details nine Austrian Passive House buildings. In both German and English.
- Einband (Cover)
- Vorwort (Forward)
- Einleitung (Introduction)
- Autoren (Authors)
An Interview With Wolfgang Feist: From Energy Design Update, Vol. 28, No. 1, January 2008
Passive House Directory: An index page on the PassivHaus Institut (PHI) site to many useful resources
Active for more comfort: The Passive House: International Passive House Association
Passive Houses in Mediterranean Climates: A report from the PHI on PH in southern Europe.
Comfort analysis of a passive house in different locations in Italy: A report from the PHI on PH in four Italian cities.
Passive houses in Sweden: Experiences from design and construction phase: Ulla Janson, Lund University
Myths About Passive Houses: From the Swedish Passive House Centre
Homes for a Changing Climate - Passive Houses in the U.S.: Book authored by Katrin Klingenberg, Mike Kernagis, and Mary James that explains the Passive House approach and details nine pioneering U.S. projects from coast to coast
The Tahan Residence: A Berkeley Passive House retrofit in progress. First retrofit in the US and first attempted Passive House project in California.
The Waldsee BioHaus: A residential language school built to Passive House standard in Northern Minnesota and the first certified Passive House in the US.
An Illinois “Passivhaus”: Energy Design Update, May 2004. The first Passive House in the US.
Life-Cycle Energy Analysis: Comparison of Low-Energy House, Passive House, Self-Sufficient House: Dr. Wolfgang Feist, Passive House Institut, 1997.
NZ Passive House: Tools and technical resources offered by a New Zealand architect and planner
Passive House History
- Notes to History (Yahoo translation of a PassivHaus Institut page)
- From the low-energy building to the passive house - Experiences with buildings without heating (Yahoo translation of a PassivHaus Institut page)
- The Passive House – Historical Review, Passipedia
- The History of the Chainsaw Retrofit from Green Building Advisor
- A Major Energy Conservation Retrofit of a Bungalow, by H.W. Orr and R.S. Dumont, May 1987
- SASKATOON'S SUPERINSULATED HOUSE, Mother Earth News, May/June 1982
- The Westford House - A History of Superinsulation from Building Science Corp.
- Superinsulation (Wikipedia entry)
- Super-insulated Houses, Popular Science, May 1981
- Very Low Energy Homes in the United States: Perspectives on Performance from Measured Data, Danny Parker, Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)
- Passive House Takes Root in the United States, by Mike Kernagis, Home Energy Magazine