This course provides an in-depth exploration of the Passivhaus approach to building design, which prioritizes energy efficiency, sustainability, and creating healthy indoor environments. By focusing on a high-performance building envelope, continuous fresh air supply, and energy harvesting and heat recovery systems, the Passivhaus standard achieves remarkable reductions in heating energy demand, often up to 90%.
Moreover, the certification process welcomes individuals from all backgrounds, irrespective of their current certification status.
Through this course, participants will gain a profound understanding of the need for innovative thinking in the building industry and the imperative to shift towards sustainable, healthy, and cost-effective buildings.
The Passive House Institute, a globally recognized authority, sets the benchmarks for Passive Houses, including standards for buildings, components, and professionals.
- Gain the ability to articulate the key components of the Passive House standard, encompassing heating demand, primary energy demand, and airtightness requirements.
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of the environmental impact of buildings and the significance of energy-efficient and sustainable building design.
- Assess the advantages associated with passive house design, such as decreased energy usage, enhanced indoor air quality, and heightened occupant comfort.
- Critically evaluate the certification procedure for passive house buildings, components, and professionals, comprehending its significance and implications.
This is an on demand course and can be undertaken at any time. CPD point are available for this course
This course provides exclusively video-based content. No additional reading materials or resources are included.
• This course is aimed at architects, building designers, engineers, contractors, builders, policymakers, salespeople and teachers. i.e. anybody in the building industry seeking CPD points or looking for an Introduction into the Passivhaus topic
• The course is suitable for owner-builders wanting to learn more about Passivhaus.
Participants are required to have an Internet connection capable of supporting live streaming for the optimal course experience.