Overview

The Passive House standard is the fastest growing low-energy and comfort standard in the world with over 45,000 buildings realised to date, with many more currently being designed and constructed. Passivhaus buildings have a high level of indoor air quality and can achieve a 75% reduction in space heating requirements compared to the standard practice for UK new-build.

This 1-day course and workshop is aimed at those with an interest in low-energy design, construction and the Passivhaus standard in general. It is a complete refresh of our previous introductory course and reflects the latest Passivhaus developments. Delegates are introduced to Passivhaus principles and the outline specification and certification criteria are highlighted.

The course also introduces the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP), the design and certification tool used to model the Passivhaus. In the afternoon there is a hands-on workshop where delegates use the PHPP to model the most important elements of a certified Passivhaus in PHPP*.

This course qualifies as 1 day RIBA and Construction Certification CPD.

*Please note a copy of the PHPP software is not included. Copies will be provided for you to use during the training session.

Programme :

Morning:

  • Introduction to the Passivhaus standard
  • Passivhaus in the UK
  • Basic principles
  • Outline specification
    • Fabric
    • Services
    • Airtightness
  • Certification requirements

Afternoon:

  • PHPP introduction
  • PHPP workshop

Intended audience :

This is an introductory course and is aimed at those who have an interest in low energy design and construction. It is an ideal foundation for those who want to take the next step and attend the Certified European Passive House Designer (CEPH) course which is also offered by the BRE Academy and Strathclyde University.

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