Certified Passive House Energy Rater Training

The PHIUS+ certification program adds a RESNET-approved Quality Assurance/Quality Control component to the standing PHIUS Passive House certification program. The QA/QC program can help qualified projects earn financial incentives, and provides an added level of quality assurance. PHIUS is seeking qualified RESNET-certified HERS (Home Energy Rating System) raters who want to learn how to give accurate ratings of buildings designed and constructed to the Passive House standard. Working with experienced HERS raters, PHIUS has developed a curriculum leading to qualification to rate projects seeking PHIUS+ Certification.

  1. Learn General Passive House Principles
  2. Learn Strategies for using Rem/Rate for Passive House Projects
  3. Introduction to PHIUS+ Certification and Database
  4. On-site instruction at built Passive House structures in Urbana, Ill., home of PHIUS, e-co lab, the first Passive House in North America and seven other residential PH projects. Review testing procedures, including:
  • Building Envelope
  • Shading
  • Heating and Cooling
  • Ventilation
  • Lighting and Appliances
  • Hot Water
  • Renewable Systems

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