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
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.
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.
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
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