ONLINE: 120 Series - 2020 April 06

06 Apr 2020 @ 9:00am PDT
04 Jul 2020 @ 7:00pm PDT

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120 Series Online

This series will be comprised of three courses: 120A, 120B, and 120C (a $3525 value).

 

120A: Passive House Design and Construction

Dates:

Monday, April 6- Thursday April 9 2020 – 9am to 1pm (PST) each day 

Thursday April 16- Sunday April 19 2020- 9am to 1pm (PST) each day 

 

120B: Understanding & Working with the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP)

Dates: 

Wednesday, April 22- Friday April 24, 2020 – 9am to 1pm (PST) each day 

Thursday April 30- Saturday May 2, 2020- 9am to 1pm (PST) each day 

 

120C: Exam Preparation for Designer/Consultant Exam

Your access to this module is valid between 2nd May, 2020 and 4th July, 2020The design activity assignment is due by 20th June, 2020. Should you find yourself unable to attend the June 27th, 2020 exam, you can re-register for the online module at a reduced rate. See re-register ticket information on a future offering of this module. If you plan to write a later exam, please register for the online module leading up to that exam.

 

Recommended for

Building industry professionals and individuals who are going to be involved in the design and construction of Passive House buildings or EnerPHit (retrofit) projects, including: architects, engineers, design professionals, site supervisors, general contractors, building inspectors, city planners, homeowners, investors and suppliers of high performance building materials that may be used in Passive House construction.

 

Learning resources provided                    

  • Digital copy of course slides  
  • Access to webinar recordings for review
  • Option to join a discussion group which will foster collaboration, allow you to build connections with other participants, and have access to additional support

 

Prerequisites/required knowledge and equipment/software

  • There are no prerequisites for this course, however it will be assumed that the participants can read blueprints and have a basic understanding of construction terminology. This course does include some use of mathematical formulas.
  • Calculator, notebook, pens, ruler
  • Please note that PHI now requires examinees to supply a valid PHPP registration number when writing the exam. PHPP can be purchased on our website here

DATES:

Monday, April 6- Thursday April 9 2020 – 9am to 1pm (PST) each day 

Thursday April 16- Sunday April 19 2020- 9am to 1pm (PST) each day 

 

Course description                                                 

120A: Passive House Design and Construction 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.

120A can be taken as a standalone course even if you don’t intend to write the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam. If you intend to write the exam we strongly recommend you take 120A, 120B and 120C prior to writing the exam.

 

  • Building science and energy use, overview of Passive House principles
  • In-depth look at insulation and airtightness design and construction techniques
  • Thermal bridging principles, elimination of thermal bridges through better design and construction
  • Window placement and construction, window components and efficiency
  • Ventilation system design principles, components, distribution and operation
  • Heating and cooling a Passive House building, design principles, components, distribution and operation
  • Economics of Passive House design and construction, cost and risk reduction, marketability
  • Quality assurance and testing
  • Building certification process

 

Recommended for

Building industry professionals and individuals who are going to be involved in the design and construction of Passive House buildings or EnerPHit (retrofit) projects, including: architects, engineers, design professionals, site supervisors, general contractors, building inspectors, city planners, homeowners, investors and suppliers of high performance building materials that may be used in Passive House construction.

 

Prerequisites / required background knowledge

There are no prerequisites for this course, however it will be assumed that the participants can read blueprints and have a basic understanding of construction terminology. This course does include some use of mathematical formulas.

Please note: 110: Introduction to Passive House High Performance Buildings is not required to take this course.

 

Learning resources provided                    

  • Digital copy of course slides  

 

Course Instructors

The instructor for this course will be Marcel Studer and Philippe St Jean 

Dates: 

Wednesday, April 22- Friday April 24, 2020 – 9am to 1pm (PST) each day 

Thursday April 30- Saturday May 2, 2020- 9am to 1pm (PST) each day 

 

Course description                                                 

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.

 

  • Introduction and overview of PHPP, treated floor areas and U-values for assemblies
  • Heat loss areas and thermal bridging calculations
  • Ground calculations and energy implications
  • Window components and inputs, shading, ventilation volumes and airflow
  • Heating demand and load, summer cooling requirements and ventilation
  • Domestic hot water energy, electrical and other energy demands, renewable energy (PER)

 

Recommended for

  • Those who will be directly involved in the design, construction and energy modelling of Passive House buildings, including architects, engineers and design professionals.
  • Anyone pursuing the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant designation

 

Learning resources provided                    

  • PHPP demonstration files
  • Digital copy of course slides

 

Prerequisites/required knowledge and equipment/software

  • 120A: Passive House Design and Construction, or equivalent                                                 
  • Laptop with Microsoft Excel or equivalent installed (PHPP is Excel based), mouse recommended
  • Area measurement software such as Autodesk Design Review (free) or Bluebeam Revu (free trial)
  • Although PHPP demonstration files will be provided for use during the course, we recommend you purchase the PHPP software prior to attending the course. The PHPP manual is provided with the purchase of the software and is useful in understanding all of the features. In addition, individuals wishing to write the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam are required to supply a valid PHPP registration number on the exam registration form. If you do not yet own a copy of PHPP, one can be purchased from our website herePlease allow at least one week for shipping.

 

Course instructor

The instructor for this course will be Evelyne Bouchard and Michael Nemeth 

The Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam is challenging, even for experienced architects and building professionals, so thorough preparation is essential. This online exam preparation course is specifically designed for those who have completed courses 120A and 120B (or equivalent), and who wish to write the exam to become a Certified Passive House professional. It gives participants the tools required to write a successful test.

 

The module is self-paced and provides slides, exercises and feedback on a submitted design exercise. Topics covered in this module include:

  • Energy balance calculations
  • Insulated opaque envelope
  • Air tightness
  • Thermal bridging
  • Windows
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Economics
  • Passive House design exercise

 

*Please allow at least two weeks prior to the exam to register for the online module to ensure you have enough time to complete the exercises and receive feedback. We recommend beginning the online module after the completion of 120A.*

 

Note: The in-class and online exam preparation modules both review the exam topics but contain different example test questions and exercises. Past participants have found it beneficial to complete both the online and in-class exam preparation courses, though this is not required. The in-class exam preparation course requires separate registration (please see course calendar for details).

 

Recommended for

  • Anyone pursuing the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant designation

 

Prerequisites/required knowledge and equipment/software

  • 120A: Passive House Design and Construction, or equivalent
  • 120B: Understanding and Working with the Passive House Planning Package, or equivalent
  • Calculator, notebook, pens, ruler
  • Please note that PHI now requires examinees to supply a valid PHPP registration number when writing the exam. PHPP can be purchased on our website here. Please allow at least 1 week for shipping. 

 

Access Period and Extending Access

Your access to this module is valid between 2nd May, 2020 and 4th July, 2020The design activity assignment is due by 20th June, 2020. Should you find yourself unable to attend the June 27th, 2020 exam, you can re-register for the online module at a reduced rate. See re-register ticket information on a future offering of this module. If you plan to write a later exam, please register for the online module leading up to that exam.

You will be receiving an email from Passive House Academy with your access details to the online module. Please note that you will not receive this email immediately as it is not auto-generated. If you have not received your access credentials one month prior to the exam, please contact us at info@passivehousecanada.com

06 Apr 2020 @ 9:00am PDT
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