Indigo Ruth-Davis

I'm a carpenter first and a Passive House Consultant second. My builder's approach extends to my consulting work, where my goal is to simplify the design process of Passive House construction. I'm one of a growing group of professionals with the designation of Certified Passive House Consultant, or CPHC, who are refining their methods for achieving the Passive House standard in the U.S.

The perceived complexity and additional cost of Passive House construction has come under much scrutiny since it arrived in the U.S., with little understanding of what it actually takes to design and build a Passive House. The tools that a CPHC uses aren't terribly difficult to master and were designed, in fact, to simplify energy-efficient...

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