Prudence Ferreira is Principal of Integral Impact Inc, a SF Bay Area energy and building science consulting firm focused on technical support for high performance, low-energy, and zero energy design and construction. Utilizing a physics-based approach to enhance energy performance, indoor air quality and comfort, she and the Integral Impact team provide energy modeling and analysis, building science consulting, education, design support and verification services to developers, building professionals and property owners, from pre-design through final certification, for residential, commercial and corporate projects.
Prudence has experience on over a dozen Passive House projects, single and multi-family many of which are also targeting zero net energy performance. As a licensed trainer and core curriculum developer for the Passive House Institute US, Ms Ferreira teaches the Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) training and advanced Passive House technical workshops around the US and helped author the North American Certified Passive House Consultant Exam. In addition to leading her SF-based consulting firm, Integral Impact Inc, Ms Ferreira recently served as President of the Passive House Institute US Board of Directors and currently continues to serve as a member of the board and a member of the PHIUS Technical Committee. Prudence was also a founding board member and interim president of Passive House CA. Prudence’s credentials include Certified Passive House Consultant, LEED AP+ (BD+C), Certified Energy Analyst, Hygrothermic Analyst, HERS, GreenPoint and LEED for Homes Rater.