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Want a Certified Passive House?
Building Certification is a stamp of quality assurance that a building meets the high-performance, comfort and hygiene levels of the Passive House Standard.
To start the certification process it is highly recommended to engage a Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant (CPHD or CPHC designation approved by the Passive House Institute). A Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant is a requirement in certain municipalities including Vancouver, BC. Akira Living has Certified Passive House Designers (CPHD) that will help navigate options for the next step – engaging a Passive House Institute (PHI) Certifier. Engaging both professionals early in the design process will help expedite obtaining a building permit and the overall certification process. Akira Living’s Certified Passive House Designers will mitigate risk by identifying issues early in the design process, plus provide professional building enclosure design expertise.
Akira Living as the CPHD produce all Passive House Certification Submission Documents. This includes drawings, specifications, calculations and other documentation required by the Passive House Institute (PHI) for the Design Stage Review submitted to the Passive House Certifier. For Passive House Projects, Akira Living is the Energy Advisor, and will produce a computer generated energy model with the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) software showing all performance requirements have been met.
Combining Passive House Services with Building Enclosure Services streamlines the design process. Contact Akira Living to learn more.
How much does it cost?
A PHI Certifier retained for a single-family home costs between $3,000-$5,000, depending on size and complexity. The PHI Certifier is a peer review process to confirm the project meets the Passive House Standard. Once approved by the PHI Certifier, the project is ready to apply for the Building Permit. The PHI Certifier will also conduct a post-construction review to ensure the Passive House Certification Submission Documents align with the completed building.
Verification by the Passive House Institute
When the project is fully built, the post construction documentation is reviewed and verified, a certificate is issued! The Certified Passive House is awarded with a plaque to proudly display at the building’s front entrance. A reminder to all visitors that luxury is not created solely by finishes appealing to the eye. True Luxury© is a feeling of unsurpassed comfort, warmth and indoor air quality that is realized with the Passive House Standard.