Passive House Design for Multi-family buildings - Vancouver

25 Mar 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm PDT

This course is sold out! There is still space in the Victoria offering on March 23. Details and registration available here!


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 aspects, 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: A solid understanding of PHPP is required for this course. It is also recommended that participants have already taken the Passive House Design and Construction course, Parts A & B and have PHPP v9 installed on their computer. PHPP v9 can be purchased here. Please allow for shipping times as the software and manual need to be mailed to you.

Course Instructor: Andrew Peel


This course has been approved for 8 PHI Credit Points towards CPHC/D certification renewal.  


AIBC Learning Units: 6.75 Core LU


HPO Training Hours: 7.00 

Our refund policy is available in our Course and Exam FAQs page. 

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25 Mar 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm PDT

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