19 Aug '11, 2pm

What's going on with Passive House? We continue coverage with insider perspectives.

What's Happening from Environmental Building News Passive House Schism Leaves U.S. in Limbo By Paula Melton and Tristan Roberts UPDATE, 1:03 p.m., Aug. 19, 2011: We are learning more about the back story and are including some new perspectives. We’ll continue bring you new coverage as more information comes in. The recent schism between PHIUS and the international Passive House Institute may have more to do with personalities than substance. This photo shows Wolfgang Feist, of PHI, and Katrin Klingenberg, co-founder and executive director of PHIUS. The international Passive House Institute (PHI) has severed its ties with the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS), as PHI’s Wolfgang Feist accuses the U.S. body of compromising the Passive House standard. PHIUS, for its part, is calling Feist’s open letter “an act of sabotaging” the Passive House standard, and is working to mol...

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