PHIUS-trained Certified Passive House Consultants (CPHCs) are leading the adoption of passive house by designing and building quality-assured passive projects – single family, multifamily and commercial developments. These houses are being built across North America’s varied climate zones and they are earning PHIUS+ Certification, which follows RESNET QA/QC protocols and requires ENERGY STAR Certification, U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home and U.S. EPA Indoor airPLUS qualification.
What is Passive House anyway?
A Passive House is a construction concept that is qualified by its high standards in the areas of quality, comfort, resiliency, and energy efficiency. A house that achieves this certification requires very little energy to maintain a comfortable temperature year round, making conventional heating and cooling systems obsolete. One of the “coolest” elements of a Passive House is its extremely well insulated building envelope, which includes triple glazed window and insulated frames that keep the desired warmth or lack thereof inside, maintaining a comfortable temperature within the occupied spaces. This boasts up to 90% savings in heating and cooling related energy compared to existing building performance. Additionally the air ventilation systems in these houses consistently supply fresh air, enhancing the overall indoor air quality without unpleasant drafts. A Passive House is an affordable, comfortable, and sustainable alternative to a conventional home.
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In addition to Passive House Consulting Services, below is a list of professional sustainability services that The Sheward Partnership offers:
SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTING SERVICES:
Sustainable Design Assistance:
Green Building Rating System Certifications:
Living Building Challenge
Passive House (PHIUS+)
Net Zero Energy Buildings
International Green Construction Code
Green Guide for Healthcare
Healthier Hospitals Initiative
ASHRAE Standard 189
Energy Data Investigation
Carbon Footprint Calculations
Life Cycle Analysis
TRAINING & IMPLEMENTATION:
Building Owner and Operator Education
Operation and Maintenance Manuals
Purchasing and Building Operating Policy Development and Implementation
Financial Incentive Applications
Green Leasing Support