26 Jan '12, 7pm

@DuncanArchitect with a hilarious comment on the latest PHIUS folly (or PHolly?)

On January 12, 2012, the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) filed a trademark application for the letters “CPHC,” which stand for “certified passive house consultant.” The phrase and abbreviation is also used by the Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany. In spite of that fact, PHIUS is taking legal steps to prevent any European-affiliated Passivhaus group, including the Passive House Academy of Ireland, from using the initials “CPHC.” In August 2011, the Passivhaus Institut in Germany severed its relationship with PHIUS. It's now up to the U.S. Trademark Office to determine whether the disowned U.S. offspring of Dr. Feist's institute can seize control of a phrase used by Passivhaus groups around the world. As GBA reported previously, PHIUS sent out an e-mail to many American architects on January 17, 2012, warning recipients that only PHIUS was allowed to use the phr...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/green-buil...

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greenbuildingadvisor.com 18 Jan '12, 3pm

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