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Passive House Design Course

In August 2017 the Federal Government released Build Smart –Canada’s Building Strategy, providing a pathway for Canada to build drastically better buildings. This policy initiative aims to make high-performance energy-efficient buildings the norm by 2030. The international Passive House Standard is identified as one way to achieve that target. Becoming trained in Passive House design and construction, and/or becoming a certified Passive House professional will positions professionals for future building expectations and helps to lead the way in the building industry.

Here are our late-fall offerings taking place in Edmonton:

November 1 – 4:  120A:  Passive House Design and Construction in Edmonton, AB.

This in-depth four-day program covers the technical, economic and policy elements of Passive House buildings. Participants will learn how to apply Passive House principles in the context of building physics, windows and mechanical systems. Numerous case studies, both domestic and international, will be used to demonstrate current best practices and teach concepts of cost assessment. Participants will also have the opportunity to solidify their learning with interactive exercises throughout the course.    

November 22 – 24: 120 B: Understanding and Working with the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) – Edmonton 

Understanding and Working with PHPP will enable you to take on your first Passive House project. It provides step-by-step instruction for using the PHPP energy modelling software, which is essential for designing a Passive House building.

Participants will learn the structure, inputs and outputs of PHPP, and how to select appropriate climate data sets and record building measurements. The course includes modelling a sample Canadian project, where participants will assess building heat loss, energy demand and summertime overheating risk, as well as looking at the reliability of data sources and how design decisions impact the building energy demand.

December 7:  Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam – Edmonton

There are two methods of becoming a certified Passive House Designer or Consultant, through submission of a certified Passive House project, or by passing the standardized international exam.  Examination dates are fixed by the Passive House Institute (PHI) and offered by Passive House Canada in cooperation with PHI. Certified Designers and Consultants will be listed on our website, as well as the international database. For information on certification via project design and documentation please see PHI’s Project Qualification page.

There are two methods of becoming a certified Passive House Designer or Consultant, through submission of a certified Passive House project, or by passing the standardized international exam.  Examination dates are fixed by the Passive House Institute (PHI) and offered by Passive House Canada in cooperation with PHI. Certified Designers and Consultants will be listed on our website, as well as the international database. For information on certification via project design and documentation please see PHI’s Project Qualification page.

The exam is thorough and time-limited, and it is not recommended that you attempt the exam without first taking courses 120A, 120B and 120C offered by Passive House Canada.

                                                                                                                                            
Registration for courses can be done directly through the course page links provided, or by visiting website at www.passivehousecanada.com/training

If you have any questions about registering, or would like more information on our courses, please don’t hesitate to contact Janet Davies at (250) 265-2744.

The exam is thorough and time-limited, and it is not recommended that you attempt the exam without first taking courses 120A, 120B and 120C offered by Passive House Canada.

                                                                                                                                            
Registration for courses can be done directly through the course page links provided, or by visiting website at www.passivehousecanada.com/training

If you have any questions about registering, or would like more information on our courses, please don’t hesitate to contact Janet Davies at (250) 265-2744.