PHIUS: Prescriptive Path

April 10, 2024, 3:00 - 5:00 PM EST

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DESCRIPTION: In 2021, Phius released an alternative approach to traditional certification-- the Phius Prescriptive Path.  This approach allows project teams to quickly determine the insulation, window and HVAC requirements, without the need for a Certified Passive House Consultant or traditional WUFI modeling.   The approach is intended to simplify the certification process (during both Design and Final Certification)  while maintaining the high quality of Phius certified projects.  A Phius Rater is still required to ensure quality construction through formal certification of the three prerequisite programs (Energy Star Certified New Homes, Indoor airPLUS and DOE ZERH) . 
Project teams have begun using the Prescriptive Path, particularly on projects in the Northeast.  While there is overlap between what a Phius Rater does on a traditional “performance  path” Phius project and what the Rater is required to do on a Prescriptive Path project, there are significant differences which will be detailed in this webinar.  The intent of this webinar is to introduce the Prescriptive Path to the Rater community and provide a comparison of the Rater’s work scope between each of the two Certification paths.  This will serve to familiarize Raters with the Phius Prescriptive approach.  

BIOS: Isaac Elnecave joined the Phius Certification Team in 2019. He provides design review and energy modeling services to evaluate project qualifications for Phius+ Certification. Isaac works closely with the submitting CPHC® to provide feedback on questions pertaining to energy modeling and building plans.  He also works with raters and verifiers to achieve final certification on projects. 

Prior to joining Phius, Isaac worked as a policy manager focused on promoting the development, adoption and implementation of the latest building energy codes and appliance efficiency standards. Isaac also worked as a civil engineer in Southern California where he designed seismic retrofits for older buildings susceptible to damage from earthquakes.

Isaac has a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Mechanics from the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science as well as a Masters in Public Policy from the University of California at Los Angeles. 

Tony Lisanti is the Managing Director at Integral Building & Design, Inc. in Nyack, NY, and QA/QC Manager for Phius (Passive House Institute US), and the Phius Rater Training Instructor. Tony is currently a Certified Energy Manager, Phius Rater, Verifier and CPHC, HERS Rater for DOE, Zero Energy Ready Homes, EPA Energy Star and Indoor airPLUS, RESNET QA Designee and Trainer, has multiple certifications from the Building Performance Institute. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of NEHERS as Vice-President, the BPCA/NYS, Passive House Alliance - Hudson Valley Chapter, RESNET working groups, is Co-Chair of the Rockland Business Association Green Council.

Contact: Betsy Ames at 978.633.3013