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  • Writer's pictureElisa Lanzutti

Make sure to hire a PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC®) for your Passive House Project.


ArchitecturaLAB is proud to offer a CONSULTANCY SERVICE to DESIGN a building (single family, multifamily and commercial project) accordingly to PASSIVE HOUSE Core Principles; and to assist clients during the certification process, the construction phase and the quality control process to achieve the PASSIVE HOUSE CERTIFICATION (PHIUS+ 2015 Certification).

Elisa Lanzutti attended the PHIUS CPHC® Training offered in Philadelphia back in October and after passing a thorough building science examination proudly achieved her PHIUS CPHC® title.


First launched in 2008, PHIUS established the CPHC® program to distinguish accomplished passive house professionals in the marketplace. CPHC training was the first (and is still the only) passive building training program tailored to North America’s unique climate variations, market conditions, and building components.

Unlike other programs, PHIUS CPHC training is the only professional passive building credential training program that includes instruction in energy modeling software and the only professional passive building credential with a continuing education program.

To become a CPHC® professionals first take a comprehensive two-phase program, including 24+ hours of online instruction, plus five full-days of in-class training featuring intensive interaction with industry-leading instructors. PHIUS CPHC training requires in-depth instruction on energy modeling using the state-of-the-art WUFI® Passive software tool. Upon completing the program, students must pass both a computer-based exam and a take-h home design exercise. To maintain their credential and stay current with advancements in building science, PHIUS CPHCs must satisfy rigorous CPHC Continuing Education Unit requirements.

Do you want to embrace SUSTAINABILITY in ARCHITECTURE? Join one of the Passive House group in your area and learn more about the PHIUS CPHC® program here.


Projects earning PHIUS+ 2015 certification follow RESNET QA/QC protocols and the Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) protocol in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

PHIUS+ 2015 Certification (under ZERH protocol) also incorporates U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Indoor airPLUS protocol and ENERGY STAR requirements for new homes.

PHIUS+ 2015 Certified Projects includes additional construction specifications that allow the buildings to be so energy efficient that can achieve excellent HERS scores and ensure buildings to have such high-performances that all or most annual energy consumption can be offset with renewable energy.

Elisa Lanzutti - Architect & Principal

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