Finegold Alexander is excited to announce that Architect, Kate Theodoridis, AIA, is officially a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC), as determined by the Passive House Institute of the US (PHIUS). Since joining FA Kate has enjoyed pursuing her sustainability interests and working on K-12 school projects – both of which she hopes to continue refining moving forward.
The PHIUS certification process involves months of rigorous study, and Kate has shared her progress and insights with Finegold Alexander colleagues every step of the way.
Passive house (German: Passivhaus) is a standard for designing and constructing an energy-efficient building. PHIUS buildings require little energy for space heating or cooling, which reduces the building's carbon footprint.
PHIUS created the Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC®) training program, the CPHC professional credential, and the accompanying continuing education program in 2008. PHIUS’s flagship training is the industry leader, and the only passive house consultant training geared to North American climate and market conditions. Students learn passive building principles, receive hands-on training in modeling using WUFI Passive, and learn to design and execute commercial, residential, and retrofit projects.
We are proud of Kate for this important achievement and look forward to the sustainable design expertise that Kate as a CPHC will bring to her projects and clients. Way to go, Kate!