Passive House Retrofits: Part 1

Passive House Retrofits: Part 1

Part 1 of the Passive House Retrofit Series introduces participants to the unique circumstances in design and retrofitting conventional architecture to the passive house standard.

Course Overview

The Passive House standard is not just for new construction. Breathe sustainable life into old buildings using the Passive House Institute EnerPHit standards in your retrofit projects. Learn how existing structures can benefit from retrofits to move a structure from a low to high-performance building.

Applying the passive house standard to existing structure has its own unique challenges. Take a look at the passive house standard from the perspective of retrofitting existing structures. Through case studies of successful retrofits, see how to upgrade a building with respect to airtightness, insulation, thermal bridge reductions, high-performance windows, and ventilation. Plus learn about the EnerPHit standards and process.

This course part of our specialized courses and is an introduction passive house retrofits and is part one of a retrofit series coming soon.

Why attend this course?

  • Gain insights on how Passive House standards are applied to existing buildings
  • Learn about the unique Passive House certification standards for retrofitted buildings.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:


Who Should Attend

This course was developed for a wide range of student profiles include architects, MEP and structural engineers, facade, energy and sustainability consultants, contractors, developers, policymakers, regulators, and more, who are engaged in retrofit projects.

An introductory knowledge of Passive House standards is not required.

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Course Schedule

On-Demand Sessions

On-Demand Coming Soon!

Live-Online & In-Person Sessions

Retrofit Part 1 - 9/13/22


Things to Know

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.

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Technical Requirements

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. Preferred web browsers are Firefox, Chrome, or Chromium-based browsers.

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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