This course, which will be realised from 6 to 14 November 2017 in Darmstadt, Germany, is aimed at all building professionals, including architects, engineers, contractors and builders, who are interested in training in the field of energy-efficient & cost-optimal buildings designing. During the course, they will learn from experts at the Passive House Institute, everything from how to define the thermal envelope to how to overcome frequent planning and construction challenges. The course consists of a 3-day e-learning module and 7 days of in-class training.
The participants need to have a good level of English (B2 or equivalent), basic knowledge of Building Physics, and the ability to use Microsoft® Excel.
3-day e-learning module: Passive House Fundamentals
The e-learning module is located on the Moodle platform: participants can access it from wherever they want, in their own time and at their own pace. It covers 10 topics: each one is divided into sub-units, including a video presentation followed by further material and a quiz. You need to pass the final assessment by the end of October, so we can best address knowledge gaps during the in-class training. Our staff will monitor your progress and provide you with technical support if needed.
7 days of in-class training at the Passive House Institute
Besides lectures and discussions, participants have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge with workshops, as well as calculation and design exercises. In addition, they will have a closer look at the Passive House component and materials collection.
Day 1: Passive House Concept
Day 2: Building envelope
Day 3: Ventilation
Day 4: Heating and cooling
Day 5: Retrofit and economics
Day 6 and 7: Hands on PHPP
For further information on registration etc. please visit the relevant Passive House Institute webpage at the link below.