The world is loving Passive House!

To the tune of 32.3 million certified square feet.

As announced at the International Conference in 2021, Passive is taking off. Get on board, before you get left behind!

Buy the Bundle and Save a Bundle!

When you buy the Boot Camp Bundle you save $200!

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 the Passive House Builder Boot Camp?

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 preform, 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?

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

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.

Testimonials

What our former students say…

“Thoroughly enjoyed the course; Enrico and Mariana really know their stuff and convey it clearly. So glad I could geek out with the Emu MOB!”

Anonymous from 2020 Autumn Crew

“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 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

“Every builder should take this class. Period.”

Jed Wolfram, Bozeman Sustainabuild

"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, My Earthbound Homes

“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 and kind of niche products and niche buildings. And what is true about Passive House after the course is that it has a lot more to do with smart, high performance building and not just a personal choice. And what I'll take back is hopefully that we can actually start doing passive projects in their entirety. But regardless, some of the main lessons that we learned are just talking about high performance building and the risks of moisture. I think a big problem with current building trends is that we're building buildings partially tight and so there's lots of moisture concerns. And so realizing about how insidious and destructive moisture can be in a a traditional build is something that I took away”

Jesse Brown, Hyalite

Join the mob!

Clearly this guy thinks the Bundle is the best thing ever.

Why is he so happy? He just finished the 2-day in-person class, then he got to build a pod during the workshop using the knowledge he just absorbed during the training AND he is about to take the exam and become a CERTIFIED Passive House Tradesperson. Be like this guy!