The Golden Ticket:

Tips and Tricks to Streamline your

Passive House Certification Experience

There’s a lot that goes into building a Passive House, and that includes the certification process. While not everyone who utilizes Passive House building practices chooses to get certified, certification provides quality assurance and can pave the way for advantages for all parties involved. PHI Certification provides certainty for the owner that the agreed-upon energy standard will be achieved, and it helps the designer avoid preventable errors with a thorough review of the plans with a third-party before construction begins. Seeking certification also makes it possible to take advantage of financial incentives that may be available through your state or utility.

While the certification process might seem daunting at first, it doesn’t need to be. Matt Bowers, a Passive House Institute accredited Passive House Certifier from AUROS Group, is here to demystify the process, going thrthough the tips, tricks, and common errors he’s seen over the course of his certifying experience. Watch the video to learn how certification fees are calculated (including a fun equation), learn how to set up your PHPP, and find out the best way to communicate with your certifier for a streamlined process.

For more information on certifying your Passive House project, visit our page on Building Certification. Learn why it’s a good idea of certify your building to International Passive House Standard (we can think of ten of them off the top of our head) and check out our resources on hiring a certifier near you.

You can see these tips and tricks put into tangible action during the upcoming International Passive House Open Days on November 10-12. Feel the Passive House difference for yourself. Find a project to visit near you, including the 3D tour of Matt Bowers’ own house, available on demand.