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Training for Passivhaus Consultants

A new round of classes sponsored by PHIUS begins in April, with online sessions to be followed by classroom training in four cities

Passive House Institute U.S. starts a new round of classes for consultants on April 8.

Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) will begin training its next group of certified consultants on April 8 with a “virtual phase” of online instruction. Classroom sessions will follow later in the spring.

In order to minimize travel time for students, PHIUS last year broke the training into virtual and in-class segments, and that’s the approach it’s taking again this year. The first phase consists of eight three-hour sessions, each presented live by a PHIUS-trained expert.

For a sample of what these sessions are like, PHIUS provided this link to past sessions conducted by Katrin Klingenberg, the co-founder and executive director of PHIUS.

The online sessions run Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks.

Then, in May and June, in-class sessions are scheduled in Chicago, Austin, Seattle and New York. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. for five days with an exam to follow. Fees for the training vary. Details are posted at the PHIUS web site.

The Certified Passive House Consultant training was launched in 2008. To date, PHIUS has certified more than 500 consultants.

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