The NAPHN Education Fellowship
To help increase Black architect and engineer participation in the Passive House sector, NAPHN has established the NAPHN Passive House Education Fellowship. NAPHN invites all Black architects and engineers who have a commitment to sustainable building to apply and participate.
This Education Fellowship is made possible in part by the generous support of Rockwool.
The Education Fellowship
The Education Fellowship is composed of two parts: financial support in the form of a 50% discount on the core CPHD training, and mentorship.
Participants will receive a 50% discount on NAPHN’s Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD) course price, inclusive of exam + 1-year NAPHN Membership. Or a total value of $2,349.00, including membership, for the discounted price of $1,075.00. In addition, NAPHN will actively mentor and connect Education Fellowship participants within wider industry networks, providing support and resources into the future.
NAPHN’s CPHD course is the premier training program for architects and engineers working on Passive House residential, institutional and commercial projects. Both courses are geared to the US construction industry and use IP units. There are two course formats:
Live-Online CPHD Course
Includes 5 days of online live instruction + 7 additional e-learning modules. Receive a 5-year registration as an internationally accredited Certified Passive House Designer or Consultant after passing the exam. Accredited by the AIA for 35 LU/HSWs. See more details and next course dates here.
Self-paced 10-12 week course with 15 modules of e-learning class instruction & quizzes and 2 required live trainer-led webinars with Exam preparation & review. Receive a 5-year registration as an internationally accredited Certified Passive House Designer or Consultant after passing the exam. Accredited by the AIA for 35 LU/HSWs. See more details and next course dates here.
Applicants must be Black professional architects or engineers (or recent college graduates) who have a commitment to sustainable building practices. (Note: Five (5) live-online and Five (5) on-demand slots will be made available in each cohort, on an ongoing basis.)
Fill out the application form here.
Approval into Program
Once approved into the fellowship program, an email will be sent with information. You will need to accept within 10 days the invitation by registering for your preferred course. If you do not accept the invitation within the time allotted, your space may go to the next available applicant. If another seat becomes available, we will let you know. Inaction after the second invite, will require reapplication to the program.
About Passive House
Passive House uniquely focuses on the critical connections between the architect, and engineer design decisions, and the building performance that results. It is at the forefront of industry trends toward affordable, resilient, low-energy, net-zero, healthy buildings. It is growing fast – being accomplished with all building types in all climates, around the world. We believe that Passive House will be a driver of the next generation of high-quality, high-skilled building industry workers. Watch an introduction video here.