PHIUS+ 2015: The Climate Specific Passive Building Standard

Learn About the PHIUS+ 2015: The Climate Specific Passive Building Standard

About this course:

The PHIUS+ 2015 Passive Building Standard targets the sweet spot where aggressive energy and carbon reduction overlap with cost effectiveness, taking into account a full range of variables including climate zone, source energy, and costs. The standard was developed over three years by the PHIUS Technical Committee and Building Science Corporation under a U.S. DOE Building America Grant. Believe it or not but passive house certification can certify more than just homes, new and existing building projects, as well as multifamily and commercial buildings all can benefit!

This presentation will cover the PHIUS+ 2015 Passive Building Standard — North America. Attendees will learn how and why the standard was developed as well as certification statics and requirements for the standard.

Lisa White has been with Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) since 2012 and currently serves as the project Certification Manager. She is also an instructor for Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC®) and WUFI Passive software trainings. White holds a degree in Environmental Sustainability with a minor in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and she is currently pursuing her Master’s in Energy Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

In consultation with PHIUS Senior Scientist Graham Wright, White works on certification program development, reviews project designs and energy models to evaluate their qualification for PHIUS+ Certification, and provides feedback to project submission teams. She also provides consulting services on static and dynamic energy modeling in WUFI Passive, THERM modeling, and project planning specific to passive building principles. White has presented at numerous conferences and events, including the PHIUS Annual North American Passive House Conferences, the Affordable Comfort Institute national conference, and Facades+.

You'll learn:

  • Understand the methodology for how the PHIUS+ 2015 climate specific standard was developed.
  • Identify key certification criteria for the PHIUS+ 2015 standard.
  • Recognize the impact of climate-specific standards on building design.
  • Learn about the new add-on badge for PHIUS+ Source Zero Certification.


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Green Home Institute

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