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  • Certifications

    • Architect – State of Maryland
    • Certified Passive House Consultant – North America
    • Certified Passivhaus Consultant – Europe
    • LEED Accredited Professional
    • Certified Hygrothermal Analysis Trainer (WUFI)
    • NAHB Green Builder
  • Education

    • Hygrothermal Advanced Training, Oak Ridge National Labs & Fraunhofer Institute of Building Physics
    • Hygrothermal Basic Training, Oak Ridge National Labs & Fraunhofer Institute of Building Physics
    • Passivhaus Training & Certification, Passive House Institute US
    • University of Maryland, Bachelor of Science, Architecture
  • Awards & Recognition

      • 2012, Virginia Sustainable Building Network – Best Green Designer
      • 2010, Cool Citizens Award – Best Green Business
      • 2004, Grand Aurora Award – Best Commercial Office Construction
      • 2004, Grand Aurora – Honor Award, Commercial Construction
      • 2003, American Institute of Building Design – Honor Award, Commercial

    Adam Cohen

    Nationally recognized as a leader in the Passivhaus movement, Adam Cohen’s leadership in commercial Passivhaus (aka ‘Passive House’) design has made him a highly sought-after speaker, consultant, and teacher of advanced courses in Passivhaus ultra-low energy design and construction. His Passivhaus expertise has been featured both nationally and internationally at conferences presented by Passive House Institute US, Passivhaus Institut, and Passive House Northwest.

    Cohen studied commercial Passivhaus design and construction in Europe with lead German architects and builders. As one of the first Certified Passive House Consultants in the US, his deep knowledge and advanced practice in commercial Passivhaus design and construction are widely recognized by his peers, as evidenced by his appointment as Vice Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS).

    Cohen is also a current board member of the Roanoke Clean Valley Council and the Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicle Association, a past board member of the Roanoke City Clean and Green Committee and the Green Schools Committee of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) of Southwest Virginia, and adjunct faculty at Yestermorrow Design Build School, teaching courses on alternative building and the business of design/build.