Join Emu's 2022 Summer Crew + become a CPHT.

Click below to explore the On-demand Curriculum, the Live Q&A schedule (Thursdays 4-5pm Mountain Time, for 6 weeks starting June 23rd, 2022 ), and the CPHT Exam.

Registration Deadline June 17th

Sign up now for instant On-Demand access. Textbook shipped after registration. Weekly Q&A with Trainer starts Thu June 23rd, 4-5pm MT. Online Exam proctored remotely on Aug 11th.

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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.

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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.

  • learn best practices & building science

  • limit liability & increase credibility

  • avoid hidden mold & condensation

  • exceed IECC air leakage requirements

Included perks of joining the Emu Mob.

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

  • CPHT 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.

Become a PHI Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT)

96% of students in this course pass the Exam!

Upon passing the CPHT Exam (which is already included in this bundle!) you will be listed in the PHI Database of Certified builders and contractors for 5 years. You may renew your accreditation through photo documentation of you applying and 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 system design integrate with a high-performing building, and what exactly are the indoor air quality requirements that make Passive so healthy?

Now is the time.

"If you don't do it this year, you'll be one year older when you do." - Warren Miller

What our former students say…

"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

“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

“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

“Just returned from an amazing week with the team at Emu Building Science immersed in learning about the Passive House standard. Both the training sessions and their Passive Pod workshop were outstanding. Many thanks to the exceptional Mariana and Enrico for sharing their knowledge and passion for the international Passive House standard. It was great to spend the past week learning and collaborating with a team of individuals passionate about building science, design, advancing high-performance building systems and building better.”

- Lee Tedesco, 2021 Summer Crew

Meet your lead instructor

...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.

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.

  • How do you treat my data?

    We are a small business with no desire to infringe upon your privacy. We do not sell lists, nor do we buy them. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information, or just reach out to our team.

  • 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

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