220: Passive House Design for Multi-Family Buildings - Vancouver

12 Oct 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm PDT

Medium sized multi-family Passive House projects are quickly becoming a dominant archetype in Canada.  There are aspects unique to multi-family Passive House projects that rely on advanced knowledge.  This 1-day course will explore many of these topics, including mixed-use buildings.  A strong focus will be on how to model particular aspects in PHPP, including thermal bridging and service penetrations. Ventilation requirements and options will be explained in detail. Case studies will demonstrate how multi-family projects are being realized in Canada.

Topics covered will include:  

  1. Ventilation requirements & options
  2. Mixed use buildings
  3. Building certification options
  4. Defining the thermal envelope
  5. Occupancy
  6. Working with multiple PHPPs
  7. TFA calculation
  8. Additional ventilation worksheet
  9. Lighting
  10. Sanitary pipes
  11. Cladding penetrations
  12. 3D thermal bridges
  13. Curtain walls
  14. Kitchen & dryer exhaust
  15. Parkades


Prerequisites/required knowledge and equipment/software

  • This course is meant for intermediate and advanced PHPP users.
  • It is recommended that participants have already taken courses 120A, 120B and 120C.
  • 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. PHPP can be purchased on our website here; please allow at least one week for shipping.


Course Instructor

The instructor for this course is Tomas O'Leary. Tomas has been in the business of sustainability since 1993, operating mostly from Ireland, the US and UK. He designed and lived in the first Certified Passive House in the English speaking world (2004) and is a Passivhaus Institut accredited Passive House Building Certifier and Passive House Trainer, operating globally. 


Learning resources provided              

  1. Course manual
  2. PHPP demonstration files
  3. Digital copy of course slides


Professional development

Total number of learning hours: 7

AIBC Core Learning Units: 6.5

BC Housing (HPO) Training Hours: 7.0

APEG credits: self-reported

PHI Credit Points (for certification renewal): 8  



Cancelation and Refund Policy

Important: please read our refund policy, available in our Course and Exam FAQs page. 

Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Multi-family - Member
20 Oct 2017
Sale Ended
Multi-family - Non-Member
20 Oct 2017
Sale Ended

12 Oct 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm PDT

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