Last week, Emu took part in an exciting event for women in the construction and transportation industries, the Transportation Girl Luncheon. Together with several other companies from our incredible co-working community, Tradecraft Industries, we sponsored a table at this luncheon and exhibit aimed at raising awareness about career paths for women in a traditionally male… Read More
One of the most important aspects of a successful Passive House build (or any quality build, for that matter) is an informed and capable crew. Part of Emu’s mission is to reach out to as many tradespeople as possible, and we’re working together with some fantastic local organizations to do just that in both Vermont… Read More
Since February, Emu has been working out of a new office in Tradecraft Industries, a co-working space for the construction industry in Denver, Colorado. Recently, we’ve gained a few new neighbors with like-minded objectives. One of these is the prefab panel manufacturer, Phoenix Haus, based out of Detroit. To celebrate the two companies decided to throw… Read More
So much news to share!!!! Check out our July Newsletter for more info on: July 27th invitation to our Happy Hour co-hosted with Phoenix Haus. Our debut interview about standardization on the Art of Construction podcast. Crowdfunding the Ice Box Challenge at the next NAPHN conference. Registration open for Passive House builder training in Maine… Read More
We’re pretty pumped. Our first class of Certified Passive House Tradespeople (CPHTs) has passed their exams and become officially accredited with the international Passive House Institute. Anyone in the Rocky Mountain area looking for local Passive House builders, can check any of the companies below who sent members of their staff to our CPHT course… Read More
We’re almost famous. It’s kind of a big deal. Our interview on the Art of Construction podcast has gone live. If you can handle listening to Enrico and me stumble through the introductory questions about our favorite drinks and travel destinations (you would think that wouldn’t be so hard to answer), we do actually answer… Read More
Emu’s Chief Product Officer (and resident building science nerd), Enrico Bonilauri, was invited to present at the 2017 South Pacific Passive House Conference in Wellington, New Zealand. We’ll try to get the presentation up soon, but until then, here’s the abstract: Cost-effectiveness of retrofits in Italy to the EnerPHit standard: An ongoing energy retrofit project… Read More
Our very own Enrico Bonilauri was recently interviewed for NAIMA (North American Insulation Manufacturers Association), the most recognized voice of the insulation industry on this side of the pond. Their mission is “to enable a more comfortable, energy efficient and sustainable future through insulation”, so we welcomed the opportunity to give our two cents on why… Read More
We took part to the “Train the trainer” class, organised by the Passivhaus Institut of Darmstadt on the days following the 2016 edition of the International Passive House Conference.
The class is geared towards passive house experts, who intend to become teachers in the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant class (CPHD/CPHC) and in the Certified Tradesperson class. Read More
We continue our series of articles on the topic of thermal bridges: this time, we illustrate the fRsi value, which describes the thermal ”strenght” of a node under the point of view of internal surface temperatures.
As we have explained in a previous article, the PSI value describes a higher or lower heat flow caused by a discontinuity in the thermal envelope – a thermal bridge – the fRsi factor is of primary importance for health and comfort considerations. Read More