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Passive House 201: Technical Aspects of Design & Construction

May 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Passive House 201: Technical Aspects of Design & Construction

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. Both standards will be discussed.

This course is taught by Aaron Gunderson, Executive Director of Passive House Massachusetts.

Learning 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 April 25th, 2024

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. Complete an Express Grant Application.

Course ID#: C-2572

Background photo above is of The Distillery via Icon Architecture


May 16
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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