Posted on January 21, 2020 by Sean Garnsey

(January 21, 2020) — Dr. Antonio Martinez-Molina, assistant professor in the UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, has been named a Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD) by the Passive House Institute (PHI) in Darmstadt, Germany. He is the first faculty member in the UT System and the second architect in the state of Texas to receive this recognition. The PHI is an independent research institute founded 1996 by Dr. Wolfgang Feist with a continuously growing interdisciplinary team of employees. The PHI has played an especially crucial role in the development of the Passive House concept. Passive House is the world’s leading standard in energy-efficient design and construction. The Passive House Standard stands for quality, comfort, health and energy efficiency. Passive Houses require very little energy to achieve a comfortable temperature year-round, making conventional heating and air conditioning systems obsolete.


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— Sean Garnsey