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Introduction to the Passive House Standard (A PG&E Event)

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This course guides participants through the principles and economics of the Passive House Standard highlighting case studies in California.

 

About this Event

 

To enroll for this course, please go to PG&E's website link Here

 

The Introduction to the Passive House Standard guides participants through the principles and economics of the Passive House Standard, with an in-depth look at enclosure insulation & thermal bridging: principles, calculations, details, systems and components.

 

This course also features case studies for Passive House construction in California to demonstrate successful projects across different building types and show how building codes are reconciled with Passive House requirements.

 

Presented by the North American Passive House Network, the Introduction to the Passive House Standard guides participants through the principles and economics of the Passive House Standard.

 

This course features case studies for Passive House construction in California to demonstrate successful projects across different building types and shows how Passive House achieves California’s energy efficiency goals.

 

Course Objectives:

 

Be able to outline the 5 basic principles of Passive House design and how each principle contributes to the health, safety and welfare of occupants.

 

Be able to describe why and how hygienic ventilation is an essential defining component of Passive House design and operation.

 

And outline how the Passive House design focuses on very good energy efficiency which results in side-benefits like great occupant thermal and acoustic comfort, improved occupant health outcomes, and economic affordability.

 

Be able to highlight the major Passive House tools: PHPP, DesignPH and Therm, and provide an overview of the tools in correlation with data-driven design.

 

Be able to illustrate the data-driven design process used to help projects meet their comfort, durability and climate goals.

 

Understand how to get from where the participant is now to building a building adhering to the international passive house standard through applicable case studies.

 

Instructor Bio:

 

Ed May is a Passive House Consultant, licensed Architect and a LEED Green Associate.

 

He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2001 and a Masters of Architecture from Parsons the New School in NYC in 2009.

 

Ed has been an Adjunct Professor at Parsons the New School University as well an Industry Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ where he directed the school's 2015 US DOE Solar Decathlon program.

 

In addition, Ed teaches with the Passive House Academy the North American Passive House Network, and Passive House Canada and is certified by the Passive House Institute (PHI) in Germany and the Passive House Institute of the US (PHIUS) as a Certified Passive House Consultant.

 

This course is eligible for 4 Build It Green (BIG) CEUs. Because it is a 3rd party course, attendees will need to submit proof of attendance via your membership portal.

 

This course is eligible for 4 AIA-HSW LUs - Please contact NAPHN at training@naphnetwork.org to have your attendance reported to the AIA.

 

This course is eligible for 2 BPI CEUs.

Organiser:
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Contact Email: Contact Phone:
+1 (800) 244-9912.
Source Language:
English

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