Passive House & All-Electric Home Initiative extended through 2024


Published December 1, 2023

Energize Connecticut’s popular education program continues into its fourth year.

Energize Connecticut, in partnership with Connecticut Passive House, is excited to continue offering Passive House and all-electric education to support Connecticut workforce development and market transformation in the energy efficiency and building construction industries.

As the demand for more efficient buildings evolves, the need for qualified designers, builders, consultants, raters and verifiers with Passive House expertise grows. As such, our goal is to enhance the skillset of the energy efficiency workforce in Connecticut.

“As someone new to Passive House, the introductory programs were convenient and approachable.”

No-cost, virtual education is offered through lunch & learn style sessions and building science workshops focused on Passive House standards and all-electric buildings. These sessions are offered at no-cost through the generous support of Energize CT’s sponsors — Eversource and United Illuminating (an Avangrid company).

Programs frequently qualify for Continuing Education Units including AIA, PHI, and Phius.

Additionally, EnergizeCT continues to offer a 75% cost reimbursement for successfully completing and passing Phius or Passive House Institute accreditation trainings. BuildGreenCT will honor the arrangement with former Connecticut Passive House (CTPH) and Connecticut Green Building Council (CTGBC) members who applied for the remaining 25% reimbursement in 2023.

“Without the reimbursement, I would not have to been able to afford Passive House training. It gave me the chance to advance my career and taught me skills to make better climate-friendly buildings.”

Visit the Connecticut Passive House Community page for more details and sign up to stay connected.