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Passive House Retrofits: Part 1

March 21, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

About the Class

The Passive House standard is not just for new construction. Breathe sustainable life into old buildings using the Passive House Institute EnerPHit standards in your retrofit projects. Learn how existing structures can benefit from retrofits to move a structure from a low to high-performance building.

Applying the passive house standard to existing structure has its own unique challenges. Take a look at the passive house standard from the perspective of retrofitting existing structures. Through case studies of successful retrofits, see how to upgrade a building with respect to airtightness, insulation, thermal bridge reductions, high-performance windows, and ventilation. Plus learn about the EnerPHit standards and process.

Background photo above is of The Distillery via Icon Architecture

About PHN

The Passive House Network (PHN), formerly known as NAPHN, is a high-performance building literacy program. We provide comprehensive, high-quality Passive House education to stakeholders across the building industry – from architects and engineers, to builders and developers, to regulators and policymakers. We demystify the impact of design and construction choices, form knowledge-sharing networks, raise expectations, and transform how professionals fundamentally think and work.

Who Should Attend?

This course was developed for a wide range of student profiles include architects, MEP and structural engineers, facade, energy and sustainability consultants, contractors, developers, policymakers, regulators, and more, who are engaged in retrofit projects.

An introductory knowledge of Passive House standards is not required.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

Outline the basic requirements of the different Passive House EnerPhit Certifications

Explain exterior and interior insulation options for Passive House retrofits

Describe the airtightness options and techniques used in Passive House retrofits

Describe the unique thermal bridging situations in retrofits.

Highlight the important considerations of window replacements and detailing

Explain proper vent systems in retrofits

List heating and cooling options for retrofits

Identify the key aspects of the PHPP related to retrofits

4 AIA/HSW Continuing Education Units are available for this training. The Passive House Network is an AIA Continuing Education Provider and will be report to AIA if a participant provides their AIA number during registration. All other participants can use the certificate of completion to report continuing education credits either to AIA, or other agencies that recognize the AIA CE credits.
Funding Grants Available: Submit by February 28th, 2023

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# 1135742


March 21, 2023
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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