Tru-Building would like to announce Jeff Jones has received his “CPHC,” Certified Passive House Consultant designation. With this designation, Jeff will design and construct quality-assured passive projects, whether it be a single family multifamily, or commercial projects. CPHCs are trained to accurately model building performance, and identify and address potential issues with a variety of techniques. This designation gives Jeff the privilege of earning PHIUS+ Certification that follows RESNET QA/QC protocols, earns U.S. DOE Challenge Home status and earns a HERS score.
A passive home cuts energy consumption by 60-80 percent compared to code built homes. Certified passive homes provide superior comfort, indoor air quality, and resilience. Although passive homes typically costs 10-15 percent more than a conventional building, home owners will save in the energy spend to pay back for that additional cost within ten years. Although coined as Passive House, this same process can be applied to commercial buildings, too, whether it be a remodel or new construction project.
In order to become a CPHC, Jeff had to take a comprehensive two-phase program, including 24 hours of live online instruction, plus five full-days of in-class learning featuring intensive interaction. Unlike some other programs, PHIUS CPHC training requires in-depth instruction on energy modeling, an important component in a passive house. He then passed a computer-based exam and a take-home design exercise. Jeff will work in conjunction with architects and engineers on both residential and commercial projects to deliver high efficiencies.
Wichita Business Journal – June 2015