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About Katrin Klingenberg

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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. Bill Killlion / Jul 9 2015

    I just completed the Passive House Builders Training in Newburg, NY with Mike K. Great course, good people. I also read your blog regarding the MS. I have actually met you twice in the past but I could not help but think about you. Your comments regarding “out of balance” seem right on the money.

    So, have you heard of Helminthology Therapy? There is s short documentary you can view called “Parasites: A users guide” by Sharon Shattuck. One of the researchers in the piece is named Dr. Joel Weistock. He is at Turfs in Medford Mass., just outside of Boston. I know you go to Boston as that is where i met you and heard you speak.

    At the very least you should find this interesting. I am investigating this myself as my older son has asthma and as an autoimmune issue there may be some relief.

    Good luck Katrin and if you see Mie K., tell him to cut me some slack on the exam they are reviewing; it’s tough to teach old dogs new trick you know.


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