Prudence Ferreira is Principal of Integral Impact Inc, an 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.