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

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.

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 & 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?

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?

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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