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"The best of both worlds."

Flexible, self-paced, on-demand CPHT course with live, weekly, online Q&A sessions with the Trainer.

Know more. Build better.

Understand building science and how it applies to your everyday work. Whether you are seeking Passive House certification or not, you can't un-learn the knowledge you gain in this class.

  • limit liability & increase credibility

  • avoid hidden mold & condensation

  • exceed IECC air leakage requirements

  • learn best practices & building science

Join Emu's 2021 Autumn Crew.

Click below to explore the On-demand Curriculum and the Live Q&A schedule (Thursdays 4-5pm Mountain Time, for 7 weeks starting Sept 30th)

Included perks of joining the Emu Mob.

That's right. A group of emus is actually called a "mob"! #NeverStopLearning

  • Textbook

    Emu's CPHT textbook, which is accredited for use in the open-book CPHT Exam and has been referred to as "The Bible of Passive House" by alumni who keep it on site.

  • Alumni Forum

    Access to the Emu Alumni Forum, a network of all the construction professionals who have taken courses with Emu - your ecosystem of PHriends and collaborators.

  • Directory

    A profile listing in Emu's Mob Directory, where we direct potential clients who are seeking trained builders and project team members.

On-Demand Now

Get access today to the on-demand content in our Training Platform, and have the textbook shipped to you before the live Q&A sessions start.

Become a PHI Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT)

96% of students in this course pass the Exam!

  • Upon passing the CPHT Exam, you will be listed in the PHI Database of Certified builders and contractors for 5 years. You may then renew your accreditation through photo documentation of you applying your learning to project sites, or through Continuing Education credits. Emu offers CE credits through mini courses and our Colorado Passive House Expo.

What will you learn in this course?

All. The. Things.

  • The Value of Passive House

    What is the Passive House standard, and why is it more like a building code than just a green building certification? Why will your clients thank you for knowing this standard?

  • High-Performance Envelopes

    What makes a building envelope perform, and how do you mitigate thermal bridges and other potential weaknesses early in the process?

  • Systems and Services

    How does the systems design integrate with a high-performing building, and what exactly are the indoor air quality requirements that make Passive so healthy?

Want to see the full curriculum outline?

We developed this curriculum specifically for North America, but based on international best-practices.

Meet your Lead Trainer

... and our Chief Building Science Geek

Lead Trainer

Enrico Bonilauri

A native of Cavriago, Italy, Enrico is an established expert in the international Passive construction standard. He is well respected for being able to see complicated, cutting-edge data through the lens of practical on-site implementation. He has extensive work experience in Australia, Europe, and North America, with a specialty in building envelope design and analysis. His detailed computer simulations for thermal, hygrometric and economic analyses, are informed by the thousands of hours he has spent on varied construction sites. He is the author of the Emu North American CPHT training textbook, and the lead Trainer for Emu’s CPHT courses since 2017.

Student Testimonials

Our alumni are the best in the business.

"Every builder should take this course. Period."

- Jed Wolfram, Bozeman Sustainabuild

"I'll say that the course and the Passive House model is very different than I expected. I thought it was going to be more along the lines of inapplicable products and niche buildings. And what is true is it has a lot more to do with smart, high performance building and not just a personal choice."

- Jesse Brown, Hyalite Construction

"I received the best educational experience from Emu Systems! Got my Passive House Certification through their program/class. Be sure to take this class, you won't regret it!"

- Jared Phifer, Revolve Design Build

"It was awesome to go through WHY the Passive House details/specs are what there are. It’s how we all should be building. If you’re not, you should try to at least move in that direction. I already had a pretty strong building science knowledge, but the course was super valuable!"

- Mike Ardeljan, Dream Home Building and Design

“Valuable, Challenging, Invigorating! I thought the online format worked well. I've been through other training platforms that were not nearly as interactive as the lessons and weekly check-ins. The quizzes were engaging as well as the chat feature w/n the lessons was great. Enrico was really prompt with responding on those.”

- Anonymous, from Course Evaluation

"This was an outstanding training. The knowledge of the Emu team was complimented by the skills & experience of the other attendees. My brain hurt sometimes digesting the content - but that’s a good thing. Pay yourself and sign up for this training."

- Jay Murdoch, Owens Corning

"I’ve been a green builder for 16 years, and I came in here and it was like trying to drink from a fire hose."

- Dave Edwards, Earth Bound Homes

“Challenging, valuable, rewarding. The online on-demand platform was well thought out; the material comprehensive. The live sessions were excellent to help a learner start the process of internalizing the fundamentals. I honestly can't see where the academic content can be significantly improved.”

- Anonymous, from Course Evaluation

"I learned a huge amount, to the point where I'm changing the way I build."

- Mark Vigil, Needbased

“I enjoyed the course very much and will be referencing the CPHT manual on a daily basis.”

- Anonymous, from Course Evaluation

Now is the time.

“If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.” - Warren Miller

FAQ

  • What are the terms for refunds/cancellations?

    We have varying terms for online versus in-person training, even though both are purchased through our online platform. We also have special circumstances we must adhere to for Exams. Please read our Terms of Use for more, and let us know if you have any questions.

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  • Can I share my login with a colleague or friend?

    No. Our curriculum is licensed for single-use, and we monitor login activity for potential violations of the copyright over our intellectual property. That being said, we do have group pricing and licensing available at extremely competitive rates, and we would be happy to discuss your particular needs. Please email training@emu.systems.

  • Do you offer group pricing or in-house training?

    Yes! If you would like to find out about group rates or licensing the curriculum for your in-house company training, please reach out to us here: Group Inquiry