8:00 AM08:00

2019 ATX Building Performance Conference

We’re up to no good again :)

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to meet up with other great building science minds to discuss architectural performance in Austin this May. We’re teaming up with the good folks from the BEC: Austin and the AIA Austin Committee On The Environment to bring you this program in the Humid Climate Conference’s off year. It should be a lot of fun and we’d love to see you all there!

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4:30 PM16:30

Passive House Blower Door Happy Hour

Come See How Tight A Passive House Enclosure Is

Join Passive House Austin for a happy hour at Board Member Mark Larson's (from Built Green Texas) home. The house is framed in and aiming for PHIUS certified status! Sean from IAQ Texas and Positive Energy will demonstrate blower door and duct leakage tests, giving us the basis for a discussion about air sealing issues and other challenges in the construction process.

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to Oct 26

CPHC Training In Austin

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University/Capitol (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CPHC Training Schedule & Registration

PHIUS-trained CPHC® consultants are leading the adoption of passive building from coast to coast by designing and building quality-assured projects across all of North America's varied climate zones. Join a robust community of passive building practitioners and register for CPHC training today!

Become a CPHC®

  1. Apply for CPHC Training.

  2. Complete Phase I 35-40 hour online training modules — rolling registration — students have access for four (4) months.

  3. THEN Compete Phase II 5-day In-Class training — register early to ensure your spot in class

  4. OR attend Phase I+II combined 100% In-Class training at Yestermorrow (only offered once a year)

  5. Complete and pass the CPHC Exam comprising both In-Class and Take-Home portion

  6. You are now a CPHC!

Phase I: Online Sessions (recommended 4/6-weeks)

Phase I of the CPHC training comprises a series of pre-recorded online virtual sessions taught by expert instructors, collected readings, recommended resources, and quizzes; altogether comprising about 35-40 hours of learning material. Participants can ask questions and connect with other CPHC course registrants via our online training platform. Students should complete Phase I training prior to starting Phase II.  

2018 Phase I Dates/Locations

NEW! Starting in 2018, Phase I—the online training component—is now available anytime! You can complete the (roughly) 40 hrs. of class work at your convenience; it'll take about four weeks. Enrollees have access to Phase I materials for four months.

Phase II: In-Class Instruction (5-days)

The second phase of CPHC training follows the online portion and is focussed on design exercises, and WUFI Passive and THERM software training. Both Phase I and II are required to successfully complete the course and to be eligible to take the final exam. 

Please Note: You must first apply for acceptance to the program using the form below under the "Apply for Admission Today" section and be accepted prior to registering for the training.

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6:30 PM18:30

COTE & PHAUS Happy Hour - Let's Talk About Life Cycle

Friday, September 28th

6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Drinks and Snacks Provided

Austin Center for Architecture - 801 W 12th St.

Join the Committee On The Environment (COTE) and Passive House Austin (PHAUS) for a Happy Hour with local material representatives.

"Though sustainability rating programs such as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)'s LEED have contributed fundamental knowledge on environmentally responsible material approaches in the AEC industry, future material strategies in green building demand a more significant effort to achieve measurable benefits. Next-generation material approaches must increasingly address material effects both within and beyond an architectural project. Significant improvements are possible at the intersections of traditional sustainable design-where materials meet energy, site design, and environmental equality." 

COTE and PHAUS support local material and product reps that are making an effort to instigate change in the Building/Construction market in Austin. Want to know more about what they're doing? Please join us for a night of conversation about all things related to sustainability with these change agents! Attendees include:

  • Fireclay Tile

  • Carrier

  • RMI

  • Composite & Crystal

  • MOSA Tile

  • Pure + Freeform

  • Kebony

  • Ecor

  • Woodworks, and more...

Snacks and drinks will be provided. There is no charge for this event, but registration is required.

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5:30 PM17:30

Membership Ice Cream Social

Join the PHAUS Austin group for an ice cream social July 12th at The Tasty Spoon to meet our chapter and learn how you can get involved in the Passive House efforts in Central Texas. We'll also be presenting Habitat For Humanity of Austin with a donation from our fundraiser at The Humid Climate Conference. Two of the best ways to stay cool in the middle of a Texas summer - gelato and Passive House.

Don't miss it! 

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