Why does GBA promote PHIUS as opposed to the Passivhaus Institut?
You say the PassivHaus Institute is in Germany. No such organization exists. The least you could do is accurately spell the name of the organization you reference. The Passivhaus Institut who coined the term “Passivhaus” and established the global “passive house” standard in or around 1990 exists in Germany. You then draw a direct comparison by falsely stating that “we have a branch here in North America called…”PHIUS.” Who is “we?” What authority associated with the Passivhaus Institut gives you authority to claim that you have a branch here in North America???? Founded by Katrin Klingenberg (sp?) after the Passivhaus Institut abruptly terminated the relationship between them for apparent cause. She then started PHIUS creating their own own unique thing. Your statement suggesting that PHIUS is a “branch” of the Passivhaus Institut or that it in fact has any relationship with them seems absurd. To the best of my knowledge, it’s completely false. Set the record straight. Show the world how PHIUS in any manner is connected with the Passivhaus Institut of the International Passive House Alliance.
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