Denver City Council approves Green Code and lists Passive House certification as compliance path

We are pleased to share some exciting news from our home city - Denver, Colorado. In the City's efforts to push forward its 80x50 Climate Action Plan, and with the goal of Net Zero new construction by 2035, City Council…

Today marks a milestone in American Passive House Professional Training

We are pleased to announce that today, PHI accreditation exams for Passive House construction professionals are being conducted simultaneously in Denver, Minneapolis, and Oakland. Through Emu's partnerships with excellent host organizations like the North American Passive House Network (NAPHN), Home…

Construction Moisture Management: Catch Up or Lawyer Up

Moisture in buildings has become increasingly worrisome for construction professionals in recent years. American buildings are subject to a wide variety of defects related to water in its different forms - liquid, vapor and sometimes snow and ice. These range…

Emu’s Passive Pod CPHT Workshop to be presented in China.

With a desire to share lessons learned from the process we've been going through over the past couple years in offering advanced builder training in North America, we submitted a paper for the International Passive House Conference, scheduled for September…

Passive House Too Tight – Builder to Refund $5k in Damaged Testing Equipment

Notice: please read to the END of this article, and note the date. #thingswethoughtwedidnthavetoexplain 😉 Gally Tullagher, a builder in Red Lodge MT, was court ordered to refund $5k in damaged testing equipment to the company performing the blower door…

Passive Podlympics I | And the winner is…

Last week we ran our accredited PHI course to become a Certified Passive House Tradesperson. Builders from all over the country joined us at our office in Arvada (Denver), Colorado, for five days of intense learning and growing. We've now…

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…

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…

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