Andre Harrmann traveled to Germany to add yet another accreditation to his long list of accomplishments by becoming a Passivhaus Institut-accredited building Certifier. Andre has been consulting on successful Passive House projects for a number of years, but he wanted to obtain Certifier status as early as 2014. Plans to attend the 6-day training in 2015 were shelved because he was so busy working on Passive House projects and his family's project- Andre and Barbara's first baby, Clara.
With this recognition Andre is able to not only continue his very active Passive House consulting business, but also bring his skills to bear in certification.
Andre's accreditation comes just in time as CertiPHIers Cooperative is swamped with work.
While in Germany for the Certifier training, Andre also presented at the 20th international Passive House conference, back again where it all started 25 years earlier: Darmstadt, Germany.
For Andre, traveling to Germany is easy since he speaks German like the native he is. Although Andre has made his home in British Columbia, Canada for the past 8 years, he grew up outside Leipzig. With his engineering training and German fluency, Andre brings an invaluable combination of skills to access Passive House research which has not yet been translated into English. Already, Andre has assisted the Passive House Institute, for example, in preparation of the PHPP v9 Manual as well as in technical aspects of PHPP v9.