Boston, MA Three design professionals from Stantec have earned their Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) certification with PHIUS: Blake Jackson, northeast US sustainability design leader; Zachary Halstead, civil engineer; and Brett Lambert, senior associate.
CPHC is awarded by the Passive House Institute US, Inc. (PHIUS). PHIUS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to making high-performance passive building the mainstream market standard.
Started in 2008, PHIUS established the CPHC program to distinguish accomplished PHIUS professionals in the marketplace. CPHC training is adapted to North America’s unique climate variations, market conditions, and building components.
Through CPHC training, participants learn to design to the PHIUS+ climate-specific building standard, a leading passive building certification in North America. With this knowledge, PHIUS-trained CPHCs are contributing to the adoption of passive building across the US, complementing our current portfolio of passive building projects and practitioners.
“We are seeing an exponential demand for passive buildings as a mechanism to bring about increased resiliency, social equity, and dramatically reduced greenhouse gas emissions -- particularly in our multifamily sector as urban areas increasingly grow and densify,” said Jackson. “Our team is gaining the knowledge needed to meet the demand with great skill and competency to serve our clients, meet municipal goals, and provide better quality buildings for our end users.”
Stantec is committed to the international Passive House standard and supports clients pursuing passive building certification. Adding PHIUS expertise is complementing our building performance services, while supporting our corporate mission to provide sustainable buildings and places. Stantec is currently permitting a portfolio of projects with Passive House-committed mid-rise multifamily projects, including portions of both the Union Sq. redevelopment in Somerville, Mass. and the Northland Newton Development in Newton, Mass.