Passive Design/Build™️ Boot Camp

ALL-IN-ONE: Passive Design/Build™️ Boot Camp.

Save a bundle with our Boot Camp Bundle. $2350 $2100/person

4 Days of in-person, hands-on, building science deep dive + Online Exam to become a PHI Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT). 

Days 1 &2: Class – Passive House + Building Science Basics, with a deep dive into Insulation, Thermal Bridges, Fenestration, Retrofits, Airtightness, Moisture, Ventilation, Heating/Cooling. Printed slide deck included and accepted in the open-book CPHT Exam. See full curriculum here.

Day 3 & 4: Passive Pod Workshop – Hands-on application of high-performance products in a brand-neutral setting, including flangeless til-turn window install. Learn the WHY behind building science decisions and test your team’s Passive Pod against the Code Pod. Job role simulation improves team building and communication skills, while simulating Passive House certification

Online: CPHT Exam – 3 hour professional accreditation exam to become a Certified Passive House Tradesperson. NOTE that each Exam date has a corresponding “Tech Check” date, usually about a week before. This is required as confirmation of computer literacy. Learn more about the CPHT Exam.

Register by selecting a button below and registering each individual on our Training platform. To request a group invoice, email or call +1 (833) WILD-EMU.

TRAINING ALERTS: Less than 5 seats remaining in the Dec 11-15 Colorado Passive Design/Build Boot Camp! Registration OPEN for the 2024 Online Winter Crew (Live Q&A’s: Wed 3-4pm MT; Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 + Feb 7, 14).

Contact us to inquire about late registration availability.

Tell us your Passive Design/Build Training wishes! We shall try our very hardest to grant them. We’re on a mission to get more qualified construction professionals and CPHTs in as many U.S. cities as we can.

Typical Boot Camp Schedule

2d Course + 2d Workshop + 3hr Online Exam

2 days of 8hrs (8am-5pm) in-person classroom deep dive into the 10 Units of our comprehensive Passive Design/Build™️ curriculum specifically written for North America. Day 1: Intro to Passive, Insulation, Thermal Bridges, Fenestration. Day 2: Classroom – Retrofits, Airtightness, Moisture, Ventilation, Heating/Cooling.

2 days of 8hrs (8am-5pm) hands-on workshop designed to examine the WHY behind your building science decisions and simulation of on-site job roles. Student teams will build Emu’s unique “Passive Pods” and test them against each other and against a “Code Pod”.

3hr PHI accreditation exam to become a Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT) – the badge of honor for Passive construction pros. *Starting in 2023, the Exam will move to completely online and remote. Please contact with questions.

The demand for mobile Passive House building science training has increased! As a small business, our ability to provide this training is highly dependent on venues and gracious Host Partners. Please be patient and check back here as we are continuously updating our schedule and locations.

Emu’s original Passive Design/Build™️ Core Curriculum helps construction professionals take the gold standard in building science (Passive House) from research to reality.

Emu’s training and services use the Passive House standard as an anchor point for making measurable and informed decisions toward high-performance construction. Emu is accredited with the international Passive House Institute as an Education Provider of course material in preparation for the exam to become a Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT).