🌍 Build Zero Consulting’s Passive Building Accelerator
Base Line Building + Phius Principles = Phius Core + Renewables = Phius Zero
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Phius offers two certification tiers, Phius CORE and Phius ZERO.
Phius CORE is based on a per person net source energy reduction based on a global ‘fair share’ principle.
Phius CORE focuses on the foundation passive building principles, but only requires renewables if the ‘fair share’ source energy target is not met.
Phius ZERO is based on net-zero energy consumption per person (total renewable energy production equals or exceeds energy consumption).
Phius ZERO always requires renewable energy and is compatible with all renewable energy sources – on or off-site.