Passive House Design and Construction Course Part B

April 20, 2017 - April 22, 2017 -

Passive House Design and Construction Course Part B

Date: April 20th-April 22nd 2017
Time: 9 am-5 pm

The Passive House Design and Construction Course is aimed at all current and aspiring building industry professionals who are motivated to learn how to build to the world’s most advanced and energy efficient construction standard.

This foundation course is offered in three modules:

Part A: Passive House Principles

Part B: Energy Modeling with PHPP 

Part C: Online Exam Prep Module (self-paced)

Each module can be taken separately, or they can be taken together in a combination that meets your needs. If you intend to write the Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant Exam we strongly recommend you take Parts A, B, and C. You may also choose to take the 2 day in-class Exam Prep Course if it is offered in your region. 

Part B (3 days in class): April  20, 21, 22 

Part B is meant to enable you to take on your first Passive House project. This segment of the course offers a step by step guide to using Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) to design to the Passive House standard. Participants will model a sample project in PHPP. It is recommended you take Part B if you intend to write the Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant exam as some PHPP competency may be tested and examinees are required to supply a valid PHPP registration number. 

Intended Audience: All those that will be directly involved in the design and construction of Passive House projects.

If you wish to take Part B we recommend you purchase the  PHPP software prior to attending the course. The PHPP manual is provided with the purchase of the software. PHPP can be purchased on our website here.

Core Learning Units: 16.25 

Course instructors:  Andrew Peel 

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Passive House Canada -Maison Passive Canada is the national non-profit organization that offers industry, government and public education and advocates for policy changes towards high-performance building in Canada. Passive House design and construction is able to reduce heating and cooling demands of a building by up to 90%. In July 2016, an update to the Ontario Building Code (OBC) SB-12 was published, stating that the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) will now be accepted as a tool to demonstrate compliance with the OBC SB-12 supplement (Part 9 low-rise residential buildings). In December 2016, the federal government released the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, highlighting the need for dramatically improved building energy efficiency across Canada, positioning the Passive House standard as a vital tool in achieving energy reduction targets.