Passive House is a tool, an integrated approach focused on building fundamentals that support our deep desires for home –  comfort, health, security, affordability, and standing for a better world.

As you start the rebuilding process we encourage you to start the journey, on day one, with Passive House.

1. Getting the Basics is Easy

Watch an Introduction to Passive House

Attend a Free Intro Session: “Why Passive House?”

Visit Our “What is Passive House?” Webpage

What is The Passive House Institute?

Read the Passive House

Look at the building Certification Guide

2. Watch Passive House Building Videos

3. Connect with Resources in Support of Your Rebuild

Meet with Local Passive House Practitioners
Review a List of Passive House Professionals
Review a List of Passive House Professionals

Passive House is a building standard but it’s also a global community to support you. The secret superpower of Passive House is the knowledge sharing and mutual support – the generosity. Tap into the community, the consultants, certifiers, designers, builders and owners – peers helping peers. It can feel overwhelming, but step -by-step, you can move expeditiously and achieve an affordable high-quality home, that will serve you well into the future.

Read local Boulder Passive House builder, Mark Attard’s open letter on his sense of the moment.

Don’t be shy, it’s an open community and we welcome you!

4. Are You a Building Professional? Get Trained.

Passive House is not rocket science, it’s simple and basic building science, applied with intention.

Builders and Architects: There are direct pathways to gain the few critical skills needed to deliver reliable high-performance homes. It’s not about re-inventing the wheel, it’s about focus, and integrated thinking. You really have the skills, Passive House training simply brings them to the fore and perhaps unexpectedly transforms your expectations of building performance. Don’t hesitate, don’t build the last 20th Century home – instead build the future.

Become a Certified Passive House Designer or Consultant
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Become a Certified Passive House Tradesperson

5. Building Certification is Important for Many Reasons

Building certification can be the gateway to financial incentives and hence the incentives a driver of certification, but don’t lose site of the massive opportunities certification provides well beyond the transaction. There are many many important reasons to certify. When you certify your home will be much better for it, the team will be better, your life will be better.  We have identified five basic reasons.