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Certified European Passivhaus Designer Training

Date: Various Time: Various
Location: Various Cost: Contact Target Zero

Target Zero work in collaboration with the Passivhaus Institut in Germany and with the international Passive House community to deliver this Certified European Passivhaus Designer course.  Each course is a challenging and intensive course of instruction, and is aimed at qualified and motivated building professionals who have a passion to learn the art of Passive House design, the world’s leading standard in low‐energy, sustainable construction.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE COVER?

  • Passive House Standard – Basics
  • Building Envelope & Construction Techniques
  • Windows and Doors
  • Heating, Cooling, De-Humidification & Domestic Hot Water
  • Ventilation
  • PHPP Introduction
  • Economics
  • Practical Implementation and Site Supervision

2 day PHPP workshop - Simply the combination of components for a Passive House does not necessarily lead to a building that meets the requirements of the Passive House standard. Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is a key software that is used in the initial design phase to prove that a building meets the criteria for a Passive House. Participants in this workshop will learn the content and structure of PHPP and will gain practical experience working with it. The training is aimed at architects, engineers, consultants, and construction professionals who wish to gain further knowledge, experience & expertises of working with the Passive House Planning Package.

Revision and Exam Preparation –  Definition of a Passive House, Requirements for components, Design principles, Thermal bridges and airtightness, Building energy calculations, Heating/cooling/ventilation/domestic hot water concepts, Economic calculations, Construction management and defects assessments, PHPP plausibility test.

 

WHAT ABOUT THE SOFTWARE?

It is essential that all Participants have reasonable computer skills and understand the basics of Microsoft Excel. Participants are required to bring their own laptop with their own copies of both Microsoft Excel and the Passive House Planning package (PHPP) already installed and working. PHPP is available for purchase from SEAI (Contact Paul Dykes at SEAI in Cork at pauld@reio.ie ).

HOW DO I BECOME CERTIFIED ONCE I'VE COMPLETED THE COURSE?

On completion of the course you have two routes available to becoming Certified by the Passivhaus Institut ‐ Firstly by passing the exam and secondly by way of submission of a Passive House Model Project (you must have credible proof that you have exercised full responsibility for the planning & design of the building). Visit: www.passivhausplaner.eu/englisch/planer_werden.html for more information.

WHERE CAN I DO THE EXAM?

Target Zero Group are an accredited exam body by the Passivhaus Institut in Germany and will hold courses at the specific location on dates set by the Passivhaus Institut.

HOW MUCH DOES THE EXAM COST?

The exam cost is included and goes towards correcting the exam and your certification for PHI.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Students who successfully pass the exam (min 50%) will receive the title “Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant ” and their names will be entered in a registry in the website www.passivhausplaner.eu for a period of 5 years from the date of certification. The designer or consultant title will be based on your qualifications & experience. Your Certificate will be received 6 weeks after completion of the exam.

COURSE DATES AND LOCATION

Bath  3rd September University of Bath 5 days + Exam  
Belfast 8th October University of Ulster 6 days + Exam  
Norwich 10th October University of East Anglia 6 days + Exam  
London 14th October London South Bank University
5 days + Exam  
Manchester 19th November TBC 6 days + Exam  

FURTHER INFORMATION

Target Zero – Passivhaus Training

Phone: 0044 20 3286 0613

Email: info@institutepht.com


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