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In celebration of Earth Day, come learn about passive housing—an internationally recognized, performance-based energy standard in construction—and hear how it is gaining traction in the U.S.

$12 public (includes CAC admission)
Free for CAC members*
Gand Lecture Hall, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Executive Director and Co-Founder Katrin Klingenberg will survey the work her organization is doing to bring passive house building standards into the U.S. mainstream. She will spotlight several passive house projects in Chicago and Illinois, including LUCHA's Tierra Linda project in Humboldt Park—the Landon Bone Baker Architects' building, which is the first multi-family dwelling in Illinois certified by PHIUS in 2018. Learn about the successes and challenges in expanding the reach of passive house, and the differences between it and other green buildings standards, such as LEED.

Program Speaker: Katrin Klingenberg

Katrin Klingenburg

Katrin Klingenberg is the executive director of the Chicago-based Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), an organization committed to making high-performance passive building the mainstream market standard. Her career in architecture includes working with Murphy/Jahnin and Solomon Cordwell Buenz. In addition to being the lead instructor for the PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) training, Klingenberg also directs the technical and research programs at PHIUS which has trained over 2,000 architects, engineers, energy consultants, energy raters and builders in passive building standards. PHIUS has become the leading passive building research and information provider in North America.

This program is eligible for PHIUS Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 1 PHIUS CPHC CEU

  • Although this event is free for CAC members, advance registration is required.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center on the day of the event. View the CAC's hours.
  • All online transactions will be charged a $3 convenience fee. To avoid this fee, order tickets via phone 312.922.3432 or in-person at the CAC Box Office at 111 E. Wacker Dr.