About Katrin Klingenberg

Katrin Klingenberg, PHIUS  Executive Director

Katrin Klingenberg, PHIUS Executive Director

Katrin Klingenberg is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS). PHIUS
promotes the adoption of Passive House Building principles in North America through consultant training and certification, project certification, and educational efforts for building professionals and the general public. PHIUS has trained roughly 1,000 designers, builders and energy raters, and certifed 450 CPHC (Certified Passive House Consultants). PHIUS has reviewed more than 100 projects throughout the United States and Canada under its project certification program. PHIUS has also consulted on projects in all the North American project zones.

The Passive House Alliance US (PHAUS), a partner organization, is a chapter-based membership organization that serves the Passive House community thorugh public outreach, networking opportunities, advocacy for policy support and educating professionals and consumers.

In 2003, Ms. Klingenberg designed and built the first home built to meet the Passive House building energy standard in the United States. She has designed and consulted on numerous successful Passive House projects across North America’s varied climate zones. In addition to her executive role she is the lead instructor for PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant training. In that role she directs curriculum development. She also directs the technical and research programs of PHIUS, and is a licensed architect in Germany.


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  1. I work for a non-profit provider of affordable homes in the Asset and Development department and through studies have become a fan of Passive House Buildings. We are putting together initial financial projections for the rehabilitation of a complex built in 1974 that I would like to see us convert to a Passive House design. To do such, I need to convince other team members and our board of directors there is a long term cost advantage but cannot find an average conversion cost for an apartment complex of similar age. Do you have those or can you lead me to someone who can help?

    Thank you,
    Jos Ferguson
    Many Mansions

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