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Passive House 201: Technical Aspects of Design & Construction

August 16, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This session will take a deeper look into common design & construction strategies for achieving the Passive House standard.

Concepts will include building envelope & insulation, air tightness, thermal bridging, testing & verification, and mechanical systems. A brief review of Passive House basics will be included, though some familiarity is recommended.

This course is taught by Aaron Gunderson. Aaron is the Executive Director of Passive House Massachusetts, overseeing member engagement, public outreach, educational programing, and organizational administration. He is a Certified Passive House Tradesperson and an accredited LEED professional with prior experience in community outreach & development for clean-tech companies and solar power installers. He holds a Master’s in Sustainability from Harvard University where he focused on sustainable building design, embodied carbon and energy analysis, greenhouse gas reporting, and community-level climate adaptation.

Course Objectives

Learn about designing projects to the Passive House standard and details to focus on, including thermal & air barriers.

Learn about common construction issues and strategies to successfully build PH projects.

Learn about methods to achieve PH air tightness metrics and conduct testing & verification on the envelope.

Learn about mechanical systems, including VRFs, heat pumps, and ERVs, and things to consider when designing for them.

Funding Grants Available: Submit by July 26th, 2022

The express grant is designed to help businesses of all sizes respond quickly to emerging needs and keep employees engaged. With bite-size grants for just-in-time training and no waiting periods between grants, the Express program is the Workforce Training Fund’s fastest path to funding.

You could take this training for FREE. Learn more and get in contact.

Course ID# 1131154

Background photo above is of The Distillery via Icon Architecture


August 16, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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