The world needs geeky builders. Our hands-online training program offers accredited, best-practice Passive Design/Build™️ education as a pathway to implementing advanced building science.
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).
Emu is a small business with a big heart and hopefully bigger impact. We believe strongly in the power of community. One thing you will hear from us over and over again is that Passive House level building science goals are much more achievable with an integrated team of professionals.
Buildings certified to the Passive standard often easily exceed the efficiency, performance and indoor air quality requirements for other “sustainable” or “green” certification or building codes, and professionals armed with this knowledge often find that Passive building science guidelines inform decisions made in seeking those requirements. THAT is why we teach and build Passive.
We strongly believe that the Passive standard of building offers researched and proven guidelines for the most cost-effective application of construction practices that result in durable, resilient, healthy, and comfortable buildings.
In the spirit of removing the hurdles of complicated and advanced building envelope technology, we offer courses and workshops geared towards professionals in the architecture and construction industry.
Hear for yourself what previous students have to say about the effect of learning Passive on their own businesses:
How does Emu training apply to building to the various green building certifications and standards in America?
Through both our online and in-person curriculum, we have trained more American builders in hands–on Passive House implementation than any other organization. Our American alumni go on to work on PHI, Phius, LEED, Net Zero, Living Building, and other high-performance buildings. We do not exclude anyone from being able to get trained in implementing Passive House, and we approach it by teaching the WHY behind the building science decisions.
In addition, Emu is an accredited Training Provider with the International Passive House Institute (PHI), which authorizes us to offer Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT) accreditation exam for building professionals.