May 15, 2023

Energize Delaware & Partners are Playing a Major Role in Green Workforce Development!

Energize Delaware, New Ecology, Inc. and Green Building United are hosting a three-day Phius Certified Builder (CPHB) training July 19 – 21, 2023 in Newark.  The training teaches construction professionals to focus on the building techniques used to create passive energy-efficient structures from craftsmanship to business concerns specific to buildings.

What is a passive building?  A passive building, whether it is a single-family home, multifamily apartment building, school, office building, or other non-residential building is built with a specific set of design principles based on building sciences, that can be applied to all buildings.  The highest levels of energy efficiency, comfort, safety, and resiliency are attained because of established passive building standards that create ideal indoor living environments. This is done through thermal, air, solar radiation, and moisture control. Focusing on established proven standards is what makes passive buildings different from average construction.

Who is Phius?  Phius a 501(c)(3) sets the standard for high performance passive buildings by training and certifying professionals from across North America.  To date, Phius has certified more than 7.4 million square feet of passive building projects and trained more than 3,000 passive professionals.

“Energize Delaware is pleased to partner with New Ecology, Inc. and Green Building United to bring this training to Delaware’s construction professionals. To make a difference in energy consumption we must rethink the way we build structures of all sorts making them as energy efficient as possible,” said Drew Slater, Executive Director of Energize Delaware. “Most importantly, we need to train Delaware’s workforce for the future!”

“Passive House buildings are durable, resilient, comfortable, and highly energy efficient but they don’t happen without education and planning. Educational opportunities like this one play a critical role in developing the workforce needed to deliver healthy, high-performing buildings. New Ecology, Inc. is grateful for the leadership and support provided by our partners Energize Delaware and Green Building United,” said Norm Horn, Construction Project Manager, New Ecology

There are only 30 seats available for the July 19-21, 2023, CPHB training so registering early is important. Classes run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Registration includes the certification exam. Passing the certification exam earns the trainee the Phius Certified Builder credential. Energize Delaware will reimburse a portion of the tuition for those who earn their certification:

In State:  75% of the cost of the course for Delaware residents

Out of State: 50% of the cost of the course to employees of companies licensed in Delaware.

The cost of the course is $1550.  This includes breakfast and lunch all three days and course materials.


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