New Directions in the Passive House Institute's relationship with PHIUS
For the past 15 years, the Passive House Institute (PHI) has extended its support to the multitude of organisations working to advance Passive House worldwide and has done its best to calm turbulent waters when difficulties arise. Unfortunately, recent actions by PHIUS, a US organisation founded by Katrin Klingenberg, have culminated both in breaches of contract and good faith, which have unnecessarily reinforced false divisions within the Passive House community. Despite these unpleasant developments, PHI would like to assure all Passive House stakeholders that it will not abandon the development of Passive House in the US or anywhere else in the world.
This open letter (pdf) outlines PHI's stance on recent happenings as well as what it believes will make for a positive way forward.
Read Wolfgang Feist's newest statement of reassurance, dated 23 Aug 2011, here.
Read about options for Passive House Stakeholders in the US to get involved with the global Passive House movement here.