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Certified Passivhaus Designer Training & Site Visits (AECB Carbonlite)

Date: 4 September 2017 Time: Over 2 non-consecutive weeks
Location: Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre, HR2 6LA Cost: £2400 plus VAT for PHT/ AECB members; £2800 plus VAT for non-members; Early bird rates available

 

Certified Passivhaus Designer logoThe course is aimed principally at building professionals in the UK and prepares delegates for taking the Certified European Passivhaus Designer qualification.  It introduces the principles behind the Passivhaus standard and methodologies and the use of the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) for achieving low energy performance, with teaching firmly based on UK building examples. The AECB CarbonLite Programme is designed to prepare delegates not only for the exam but for future involvement in very low energy building projects.

 

Audience

This course is aimed principally at building professionals in the UK -architects, builders, building engineers and others who want to learn how to deliver real low-energy buildings. To get the most out of taking the full course we recommend that you need to have knowledge of UK construction systems, an ability to read building plans and an understanding of basic algebra.

Delegates who do not wish to take the exam can opt to take specific modules only to enhance their learning in particular areas.

 

Why choose the CarbonLite Passivhaus Designer Course?

Our Course:

Carbonlite Course

  • Guiding you – friendly trainers and small groups encourage a great learning experience

  • Prepare you for the Passivhaus Institute exam - Dedicated revision day, Our own practice exam paper, 30 pages of worked examples to take away.

  • Interesting and exciting – we visit real Passivhaus projects.

  • Sociable – We encourage delegates to support each other and organise meals out for networking

  • If you don’t pass first time – we offer a free session, to look through your marked up paper by yourself

Our Material

  • UK focused – 100% rewritten – rather than the European CEPH material taught by others.

  • UK examples – from the UK domestic and non-domestic sector

  • Up to date – we continually update our material and teach V8 PHPP

  • Modular – sit our course in one go – or as separate modules to suit your availability and finances.

  • Exercises – lots of exercises used to continually affirm and test understanding.

Our Trainers

  • UK experts – our trainers are the experts who are actually successfully designing/ building Passivhaus in UK

  • Highly experienced trainers – amongst others, Bill Butcher, Alan Clarke, Sally Godber, Nick Grant, Eric Parks, Marine Sanchez, Mark Siddall, Will South and Peter Warm and the rest of the WARM staff who have supported over 200 buildings in low energy design, and are Passivhaus certifiers.

  • Variety of experience – our collective experience includes non domestic building, large residential schemes and real Passivhaus construction experience.

   

Programme

Week 1:

Week 2:

  • Fundamentals of Passivhaus + Site Visit
  • Science of Passivhaus + Site Visit
  • Science of Passivhaus Day 2 + Site Visit
  • Construction of Passivhaus
  • Building Services of Passivhaus + Site Visit
  • Building Services of Passivhaus Day 2 + Site Visit
  • Passivhaus Planning Package + Site Visit
  • Passivhaus Planning Package Day 2 + Site Visit
  • Revision
   

Site Visits

This course also features a number of site visits to exciting Passivhaus projects, with the opportunity to meet the occupants and designers.

Hereford Archive Centre

Garway Passivhaus

Ecococon Straw Passivhaus

Hope View House

Fish Factory

The scheduled site visits are:

  • A tour of the Hereford Archive Centre, plus a 20 min presentation on the repository approach by Nick Grant and Alan Clark.

  • Garway Passivhaus project and Garway Village Hall by Simmonds Mills Architects.

  • Ecococon Straw Passivhaus. A soon to be finished project built using straw cassette panels.

  • Hope View House, Cradley. - Different from the Hereford Passivhaus vernacular, this project is masonry and bermed into south facing bank with wall of glass doors.

  • Fish Factory in Hereford - An aspirational glass, steel and concrete project.

 

2017 September Dates

  • Week 1: 4 - 7 Sept
  • Week 2: 12 - 22 Sept
  • Exam: 7 Oct

 

Costs

  • The full course (including the Revision session and exam) costs £2400 +VAT for AECB/PHT members. (£2800 +VAT for non-members). There is a £400 Early Bird Discount for AECB booking at least 6 weeks in advance. Secure your place with 10% deposit.

  • designPH are not included in the full course cost. We recommend to take them as supplementary course.

  • One day module cost £300 +VAT for AECB/PHT members (£350 for non-members)

  • Two days modules cost £600 +VAT for AECB/PHT members (£700 +VAT for non-members)

  • The on-line Therm course costs is £200+VAT for one year’s access to the Moodle course and a nominal 2 hours support by email.

  • AECB membership is £45 +VAT for individuals, company rates can be found here. We can add AECB membership to your invoice at the time of booking.

  • PHPP9 software costs £125 +VAT. DesignPH £170+VAT. We can add both to your invoice at the time of booking for only £280+VAT.

  • THERM software is free online

 

Booking

Please contact Ingrid Bravo:

01752 542546, training@peterwarm.co.uk 

 

Further Information

Carbonlite Programme


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