Passive House Consultant

Drastically minimize heating and cooling loads to reduce the cost of mechanical equipment

Passive House Consultant

Passive House Consultant LogoAs a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC), Sustainable Comfort can help you achieve your next Passive House building project. By holding the credentials to act as the Passive House Consultant, this also makes us an ideal Passive House Rater.

Program Requirements

Passive House projects need to meet the following criteria to be certified:

  1. Low heating and cooling loads, meeting a custom standard based on your climate and location
  2. Very low energy use per person
  3. Extremely air tight envelope, tested using a blower door.
  4. High efficient mechanical systems including constant fresh air ventilation.

Learn more about the Passive House program.

Design Phase

Prior to construction we work with the architect, owner, and builder to make sure the most cost effective solutions are implemented to meet the Passive House requirements. In addition to Passive House design requirements, the follow programs must be met to achieve Passive House Certification.

WUFI Passive Modeling

During design we will help optimize the envelope and details to meet the strict energy modeling requirements of the PHIUS program.

Design Details

We can help you determine the details you need to incorporate into the plans to ensure success.

Design Review

Review design for ENERGY STAR Homes, DOE Net Zero Energy Ready Homes, and Indoor AirPlus programs.

Construction Phase

Our Raters conduct inspections throughout the construction process to verify designed items are installed properly to achieve the performance intended.

Open Wall Inspections

Our Raters ensure proper insulation and air sealing in every unit.

Blower Door Testing

We conduct preliminary and final blower door testing to hit the very difficult air leakage standard.

Final Inspections

Inspect and test all items installed to meet the Passive House program.

Post Construction

We collect all information and inspection reports and process your Energy Star Certification, Indoor Air Plus Certification, and DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes Certification. We will then submit all the testing and inspection reports required by the Passive House program to ensure your certification.

Final Certification

Upon completion, we will process all your final certifications.