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Multifamily PHI Certified Building Verification Requirements

July 10 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Date & Time:

Wednesday, July 10 2024

8 am-Noon (starting promptly)


Boston Society of Architects

Pearl Room

290 Congress Street, Suite 200

Boston, MA 02210

This 4-hour course comprehensively examines project verification requirements for building certification by the international Passive House Institute. Participants will gain a critical understanding of key Passive House performance drivers and what project verification of those drivers requires and doesn’t require.

We’ll review PHI certification requirements and the verification steps to meet them, as well as PHI verification-specific checklists. To reinforce class work, handouts, and reference materials will be provided. Large multifamily building verification will frame the class discussion, but the lessons will apply to all building types.

Participants will leave the class with the tools to successfully inform and manage the PHI project verification process and receive a Certificate of Participation.

Note: We encourage experienced and novice Passive House practitioners alike to attend. If you are new to Passive House or the international Passive House standards, we recommend you watch PHN’s free 1-Hour Introduction to Passive House before the class starts. Watching the free PHMass presentation PHI Path to Certification for Multifamily Projects is also helpful in preparing.


Ken Levenson, Executive Director, The Passive House Network.

Ken was a practicing architect for over three decades, completing early Passive House projects in New York City. Committed to accelerating Passive House growth and knowledge sharing, he co-founded 475 High Performance Building Supply, was a founding member of the Passive House Alliance, a co-founder of New York Passive House and of NAPHN, which would become The Passive House Network (PHN). Today, The Passive House Network | 1250 Broadway, 36th Fl, New York, NY 10001 | 929.376.8539 as Executive Director of PHN, Ken continues to focus on driving building industry culture change with Passive House education.

Continuing Education Credits

(in progress)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline key drivers of Passive House performance.
  2. Explain the items PHI requires to verify compliance and why.
  3. Outline the PHI building certification process and how verification is integrated.
  4. Explain how you will work with a building Certifier and the project team to complete the required verification work.