18 Aug '11, 6am

Passivhaus Institut Suspends All Contracts with Passive House US

Passivhaus Institut Suspends All Contracts with Passive House US

Today, tweets exploded on our Passive House list maintained through Twitter. It started with word this morning that the Passivhaus Institut, founded by Dr. Wolfgang Feist in 1996, had revoked certifier status held by Passive House US (PHIUS), the only Passive House certifier in the United States. This news was verified by Dr. Feist himself on Twitter, with a link to an open letter issued by the Passivhaus Institut explaining what was going on. According to the open letter: “[R]ecent actions by PHIUS have culminated both in breaches of contract and good faith, unnecessarily reinforcing false divisions within the Passive House community. In light of PHIUS’ disregard for its standing agreements with PHI, we are left with no other choice but to suspend all standing contracts. ” So what happened? Three main things. First, PHIUS allegedly certified Passive House buildings withou...

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