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Introduction to Passivhaus online course

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'Introduction to Passivhaus' is a FREE interactive on-demand course designed for those wanting to expand their knowledge of the leading international energy efficiency and comfort building standard.


The six-part course aims to give an understanding of the fundamentals of the Passivhaus standard and how it can help deliver healthy, comfortable buildings as well as achieve pressing net zero targets. The online course has interactive elements, including quizzes to check understanding, and takes approximately 4.5 hours to complete. 


Course content:

  1. What is Passivhaus?

Module one explores why there is a need for Passivhaus buildings. We'll take a look at factors involved in building a Passivhaus and explode some myths.


  1. Operational net zero

This module's objective is to give an understanding of how Passivhaus buildings are a key component of getting to net zero.


  1. Passivhaus benefits

The benefits of Passivhaus are numerous and far reaching. We'll explore these benefits and quantify their scale.


  1. Passivhaus certification

What is Passivhaus certification and how can it be achieved? We'll answer these questions and look at some real world examples.


  1. Design optimisation

Get high-level design advice to make Passivhaus easy and affordable. All the advice can be applied to a non-Passivhaus building and will help reduce energy consumption.


  1. Fabric first

The principle of fabric first is more than just getting the insulation right - it's about comfort and longevity too. Find out how and why in this module.


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