Passive House Retrofits: Part 1

Passive House Retrofits: Part 1

Course Offerings

Live-Online Session

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.

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.
  • 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.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn basic requirements of the different Passive House EnerPhit Certifications.
  • Explain exterior & interior insulation options for Passive House retrofits.
  • Describe the airtightness options and techniques used in Passive House retrofits.
  • Describe the unique thermal bridging situations in retrofits.
  • Highlight the important considerations of window replacements and detailing.
  • Explain proper vent systems in retrofits.
  • List heating and cooling options for retrofits.
  • Identify the key aspects of the PHPP related to retrofits.

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.

PHI credits are self-reporting. Find out a courses PHI course number. Report PHI credits.

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.

Transfers, Cancellations, & Refunds

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