Passive Design/Build as the healthy and smart pathway to Net Zero.

As the construction industry pushes forward to solutions that are absolutely necessary for the future of sustainable life on this planet, there is an essential conversation that has to take place about the role of energy balance in the context of durability and resiliency. The short version is that Net Zero, as a goal on… Read More

We’re Passive Pod people. Are you?

Meet the latest development in our hands-on Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT) builder training class and workshop: The Emu Passive Pod Throughout our upcoming advanced CPHT course this Feb 19-23 in Denver, Colorado, student builders will apply their learning to the construction of a self-contained mini Passive House Pod. In keeping with the class learning… Read More

Emu Pilot Program Update

Meet the Rocky Mountain pioneers of our Passive Pilot Program: In our quest to preach Passive to the masses, we’ve been moving along on our plan to standardize building science for mainstream application. Our first Pilot Project will be completed this year, and we’ve already initiated data monitoring for moisture content. This will allow us… Read More

New to the construction industry? Start out on the right foot. #BuildPassive

Investing in advanced builder training is a smart move for both an individual looking to break into the industry, as well as for companies wanting to remain competitive and innovative. Learn more… Read More

Meet the newest Emu class of Passive House trained tradespeople.

We’d like to introduce you to an amazing group of professionals visiting us this week from all over North America for our 4-day course to become PHI Certified Passive House Tradespeople. We’re on the last day of class now, gearing up for the exam tomorrow morning. Topics covered in the course include: Passive House Basics… Read More

The results of the Emu Mockup naming competition at our last happy hour

In December, at another one of our rockin’ Passive House happy hours, we unveiled a rough prototype of a mockup (which we creatively called “The Box” at the time) to be used as part of the new hands-on workshop curriculum in our classes to become a Certified Passive House Tradesperson. We decided to open up a naming competition for “The Box” to come up with some genius, clever name from the collective pool of intellectual prowess represented by the happy hour attendees. Read More

Emu is proud to announce the launch of the Red Lodge Passive House pilot project!

The Red Lodge Passive House, slated for ground breaking in Spring 2018, will be located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Montana. Both Beartooth and Love Schack share our vision of how the Passive House standard can influence the future of the construction industry, and we have been lucky to find an opportunity to collaborate with them on an intimate project that can have big impact. Read More

Construction women unite at Denver’s Transportation Girls event.

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

Passive House builder training opportunities with Emu in New England this autumn

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