Empowering the construction industry to build for the future.
Emu is a small business with a big heart and hopefully bigger impact. We believe strongly in the power of community, education, and collaboration. You will find that advanced building science is its own language, and that the most impactful thing you can do is to grow your ecosystem of trusted team members. Emu is fluent in Passive House, and we want to help grow that network.
Online and In-Person training for busy design/build & construction professionals who are concerned about moisture control, air sealing, thermal bridging, healthy indoor air, durability, resiliency, and affordability of high-performance. [residential/commercial, new/retrofit, all climate zones]
Project Design/Build Services
With the Passive House standard as our benchmark, we offer an Emu Project ‘Boost’ – a streamlined analysis of early-stage projects to help identify and set high-performance building science goals. [single/multi-family residential, new/retrofit, all climate zones]
Builder Pilot Program
For qualified applicants, we provide an on/off-site, climate-specific, light-frame, residential construction system for Passive House certification, along with expert guidance through defined milestones. [single/multi-family residential, new/retrofit, all climate zones]
The world needs geeky builders.
Passive House is the gold standard for advanced building science education.
We specialize in giving builders who care about their craft the tools they need to make informed decisions with unsponsored, brand-neutral building science, free of sales pitches and product plugs.
Connect research to reality.
Check out our flexible online and in-person formats, as well our certification option for professionals to become Certified Passive House Tradespeople (CPHT).
Buildings are for people, not the planet. Passive House is for both.
We are building for the future. Get on board before you get left behind.
Emu offers professional training, consulting services, and component/systems analysis for all aspects of the design and construction of high quality building envelopes and healthy indoor environments, using the international Passive House standard as our benchmark.
To close the gap between mainstream construction practices and advanced, proven building science, and to empower our industry to build for the future and for resiliency through builder training and simple, standard, Passive systems.
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“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This holds true for building science details as well. As best-practice research from Passive construction standards is making its way into mainstream building codes, there are some simple (yet elusive) mentality shifts…
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I’m really impressed by the progress made by David Karon with Karon Custom Build in his home Passive House remodel..Mariana and I had a chance to tour it today after the Passive House builder training in Bozeman..David Karon has been…
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Hear what past students have to say:
The economic session sets the pattern for us – very thorough presentation from start to finish.
Great team! Enrico has the knowledge, Mariana runs a tight schedule and keeps everything on track!
It is our pleasure to collaborate with Emu Systems in their Pilot Project Program. We are excited to be part of the Passive House building movement as it parallels our goals of innovation in the building science and construction industry.
Building to the Passivhaus standard has much easier than I expected! The material is easy to work with. The details are easy to execute. Enrico has provided thorough design details and is readily available to answer questions from the field. I’m in!