Passive House Primer

This course is a basic yet extensive one day introduction to Passive House. Learning objectives go from specifics like defining the Passive House Standard and explaining Space Heating and Cooling Demand to reviewing a range of case study projects including domestic and large scale commercial buildings. Participants will get an overview of key construction elements like airtightness, thermal bridge free connections, windows and heat recovery ventilation as well as the PHPP software and key issues of Passive House design optimization. 6.5 AIA CES credits are offered.

Target Participants:

This course is aimed at anyone interested in high performance buildings, including architects, designers and consultants as well as contractors, product suppliers, educators and researchers.


6.5 hours of classroom training, from 9am to 5pm.


Combination of presentations, exercise, debate and pro-demo in the application of airtightness and window technologies.


In-House Passive House Expert.

Class Size:

Class size is typically 10 to 20 persons.


This programme is accredited by the American Institute of Architects and is worth 6.5 Learning Units

Learning Objectives:

Define the Passive House Standard and explain Space Heating and Cooling Demand, as well as Heating and Cooling Load;

Summarize key features of a range of built case study projects, including domestic and large scale commercial;
Overview of key construction elements including insulation, airtightness, thermal bridging, windows, energy recovery ventilation;

Complete a variety of hands-on classroom exercises in energy balance calculations;

Appreciate practical construction issues based on a ‘pro-demo’ by practitioners involved in airtightness and high performance window installations;

Understand the practicalities and benefits of using the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP); and
Appreciate key issues involved in designing projects to the Passive House standard.

More info and register here:


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Monday, June 16, 2014
    09:00 am

  • Where: 

    Green Light New York
    31 Chambers Street
    Suite 610
    New York, New York

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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