|Peter Schonherr Certified Passive House Consultant
Peter is the founder and owner of Passive Insights Energy Services. He is a mechanical engineer with a B.A.Sc. from U. of Toronto and has worked for 20 years in the high tech field of thermal analysis and design of electronics for the aerospace field.
Peter became interested in the areas of renewable energy and conservation where he decided to apply his background expertise. He worked on a couple of renewable energy feasibility studies and also did some energy analysis and design of mechanicals for a multi-family project in Quebec.
More recently Peter obtained a BEMP, (Building Energy Modelling Professional), certificate from ASHRAE and is also a Certified Passive House Building Consultant. His latest project is working on an affordable rammed earth house in Battersea, Ontario. See Latest Project Blog
The Passive House Building Energy Standard promoted by PHIUS is the most rigorous building energy standard in the world. Certified Passive House Consultants who have obtained the right through PHIUS to carry the graphic passive house logo and the CPHC designation, have committed themselves to design excellence and the passive house energy performance and quality criteria.
“Peter Schonherr is thorough and meticulous in all his work. He embraces challenges, including our high-performance rammed earth house, for which he did conscientious research. He was open and sensitive in his consultations and presented us with a well-informed plan, tailored to our specific wishes and then flexibly adapted to accommodate design changes. Throughout we found Peter to be hard-working, sincere and trustworthy.”
– Sylvia Cook,