Your partner in Passive.

CPHT Training Available

Learn from our experienced passive house building trainers through online, interactive training. We have courses throughout the year. View our training schedule for the next available class.

Empowering the construction industry to build for the future through simplified, standardized, Passive House systems.

Emu is a small business with a big heart and hopefully bigger impact. We believe strongly in the power of community. One thing you will hear from us over and over again is that Passive House level building science goals are much more achievable with an integrated team of professionals. There is power in shared resources and shared knowledge, and that extends naturally to the responsibilities we are facing as a community in the developments around the coronavirus.

Hands-Online Training

This course is for design/build & construction professionals who are concerned about moisture control, air sealing, thermal bridging, healthy indoor air, durability, resiliency, and affordability of high-performance.


At Emu, we are dedicated to supporting our colleagues to achieve healthier, more efficient, more durable and cost effective buildings. Don’t hesitate to ask for help, no matter how small the request.

Passive Systems

We believe that the future of the construction industry lies in the standardization and simplification of advanced building science through virtual prototyping and dynamic simulation.

Our accredited “hands-online” training offers flexibility and knowledge to help you implement your next project to Passive House standard.


Learn Passive Building via an online Crew or an in-person Class


Add on an optional 2-day, in-person Passive Pod Workshop


Pass the PHI Exam to be a Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT)

Passive standards are the building codes of the future. Get on board before you get left behind.

However, we know not everyone learns best through online learning, so we have kept our in-person training available as well. You won’t get access to the weekly online Q&A through our Crews, but you’ll be able to get our same instruction in person to prepare our for our Passive Pod Workshop and/or the CPHT exam.

Hear what past students have to say:

[Enrico was] very knowledgable and kept everyone involved. Answered questions with ease and confidence.

Feb 2017 CPHT Course Participant

I learned a huge amount, to the point where I’m changing the way I build.

Feb 2018 CPHT Course Participant

We are energized to see companies like Emu Systems now offering focused, expert support to help educate and facilitate manufacturers to create even better, more affordable and optimized solutions.

Brad Begin, President of Alpen High Performance Products

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, Earthbound Homes – San Jose, CA

A big thank you from Emu and our CPHT students to:

Our advanced builder training courses and workshops would not be possible without the support and product donation of several Product Partners from the Passive House materials industry. A big thank you to the following companies for donating materials to our workshops so that builder students can explore their options in an education-based, brand neutral environment.