Introduction to Passive House Trades
Get ready to design buildings to meet the high-performance needs of the future.
The Introduction to Passive House Trades will broadly cover the following topics: Passive House basics, review typical construction types, windows and installation, air barriers and insulation and new, innovative PH products. It is crucial when working on Passive House buildings to properly install components, understand how to correctly implement design details and assess and plan for the current and future performance of the building. This live online course is accompanied by mini video tutorials for various PH product installations, plus incorporates actual building of Passive House details relevant to the US construction industry.
Why attend this course?
- Learn Passive House standards and their implementation during construction.
- Discover best practices for passive house design implementation
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Passive House Basics
- Typical construction types
- Windows and installations
- Air barriers and insulation
- New and innovative PH products
- Wood framed construction types and details
- Wood frames hands-on demo videos
- Air barriers and insulation
- Space conditioning system options
- Ventilation systems and common challenges
- Plumbing and domestic hot water systems
- Electrical lighting and controls
- QA/QC concepts and procedures
- Identifying what is wrong and corrections
- Blower door testing and finding air leaks
- Documentation for submitting to certifying body
Who Should Attend
This course was developed for a wide range of student profiles including construction managers, general contractors, developers, electricians, plumbers, HVAC specialists, and other tradespeople within the construction industry or similar fields.
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Course Completion Requirements
For PHN On-Demand courses all lessons, topics, and quizzes must be marked complete; any required webinars must be attended; AND the post-training survey must be completed.
For In-Person & Live-Online single day courses, 100% attendance is required to receive a course completion certificate.
For In-Person & Live-Online multi-day courses,no more than 2 hours can be missed to receive a course completion certificate.
Continuing Education Credits
Courses with continuing education credits (AIA or PHI) are noted in the course details section.
AIA credits for Live-Online and In-Person Courses will be reported to AIA by PHN if a participant provides their AIA number during registration. All other participants can use the certificate of completion to report continuing education credits either to AIA, or other agencies that recognize the AIA CE credits.
PHI credits are self-reporting. Find out a courses PHI course number. Report PHI credits.
Live-Online and On-Demand courses require a personal computer or laptop with a good internet connection speeds and audio listening capabilities. A web-camera is optional but preferred for Live-Online sessions.
In-Person courses do not require laptops or other devices, unless specifically mentioned. Although a laptop, or other note-taking equipment (pen and paper) are encouraged.
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