Creating a Healthier, Low-Carbon Future


Phius Alliance NYS

Phius Alliance New York State (Formerly Passive House Alliance Hudson Valley) is the exclusive local chapter of the Passive House Alliance U.S. (PHAUS) in the Northeast region. It provides a robust membership-based network with over 1000 members throughout North America and provides training, resources, marketing, and advocacy support to its members throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New England.

The climate-specific Passive House standard developed and refined by Phius is the only Passive House standard proven to perform in all seven climate zones found throughout the United States. Our mission is to contribute positively to a low-carbon future through education, training and advocacy for the Passive House standard and make it the mainstream standard of building for our future.

We are inclusive of all professionals engaged in the design, construction, and testing of high-performance buildings regardless of the origin of their certifications and we value the contributions of each individual. We create a culture of collaboration and sharing throughout our membership base and collectively contribute to the advancement of the Passive Building methods through our work.’


Board of Directors

President: John Loercher
Northeast Projects, RPI

Vice President: Karl Hansen, CPHC
River Architects

Secretary: Lauren Berg
Walkway Over the Hudson

Treasurer: Cramer Silkworth, CPHC
Baukraft Engineering

Founding Member: James Hartford, CPHC
River Architects

Phius Northeast Representative: Michelle Tinner, CPHC
Sustainable Comfort

Kyle Barber, CPHC
New Energy Works

Stephanie Bassler, CPHC
North River Architecture and Planning

Laura Lubniewski, CPHC
UB School of Architecture and Planning

Michael Robinson
Urban Myth Construction

Neil Rosen, CPHC
Phius, NYIT