Builders with advanced construction training resist recessions better, attract more clients, and manage fewer liability claims.

Future proof your construction knowledge with best practice building science in air tightness, moisture management, and ventilation strategies.


+ limit liability & increase credibility
+ avoid hidden mold & condensation
+ exceed IECC air leakage requirements
+ learn best practices & building science


“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”

– student from Feb 2018 Denver class

4d COURSEWORK & HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS + 2hr ACCREDITATION EXAM

Learn about the most advanced construction standard in the world, how to implement passive principles in your projects, and everything necessary to become a Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT) through the International Passivhaus Institute (PHI). Open to all tradespeople and project team members with working knowledge of construction.

Get advanced building science training as a
PHI Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT).

The course/workshop is accredited by the international Passive House Institute, and covers the following in-depth topics, ultimately earning you the designation as a Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT): 

  • Passive design and construction interdisciplinary basics
  • The economic case for high-performance building in North America
  • Moisture management strategies and air tightness
  • Thermal insulation and thermal bridges
  • High performance windows and doors
  • Mechanical ventilation for healthy, low-load buildings
  • Applying high-performance to existing buildings
  • Quality assurance measures on site

Build a Passive Pod

Student builders will apply their learning to the construction of a self-contained mini Passive House Pod. In keeping with the class learning objectives, they’ll be able to get their hands dirty trying out different products in a brand-neutral environment.

Registration is open for our next Denver class February 19-23, 2019! Book your spot soon. The exam is open book, 50% pass/fail.


Would you like to host a class or donate products?
If so, please email info@emu.systems.