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Passive House Academy

"making passive house accessible & achievable"Passive House Institute

We at the Passive House Academy have been leading the way in Passive House (Passivhaus) training, development, certification and consultancy for over 15 years.

 

Training & Events

PHA is proud to be one of the leading training providers globally in Passive House (Passivhaus), offering a wide range of internationally accredited Passive House Courses on both sides of the Atlantic. Our team of highly experienced educators has been delivering informed and stimulating training since 2002 to audiences around the world who want to get to grips with the most challenging of energy efficiency standards. PHA has trained over 800 graduates of the Certified Passive House Designer, Certified Passive House Tradesperson and PHPP trainings, graduates who are now providing design, consulting and contracting services on leading high performance projects.

 


Building Certification

The Passive House Academy is accredited by the German Passivhaus Institut as a Passive House Certification body, and provides services to clients delivering a broad variety of projects across the world. Motivations to have projects Certified are varied but principally include unequivocal proof of achieving the most demanding energy efficiency standard on the planet, the unsurpassed learning experience for both designer and contractor and greater access to publicity on successfully reaching the standard.

 


Research & Consulting

PHA provides a range of consulting services to private, corporate and Government Clients who are seeking to achieve Passive House (Passivhaus) status for their projects or products. Whether you need assistance in construction detailing, improvement in your building stock, Passive House educational resources or entrepreneurial development, PHA can provide a Passive House Consultant.

 


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Passive House Academy News

Keep up to date with the latest news from us here at the Passive House Academy, as well as the most important and up to date news from the Passive House community.

PHA Certifying World's Tallest Passive House Project located in NYC

PHA Certifying World's Tallest Passive House Project located in NYC.

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Passive House Academy expands its New York based Team

Passive House Academy has been active in NYC since 2010, delivering 20,000 hours of training in that time and consulting on some 400,000 sf of Passive House projects in the NYC area alone. As part of a major expansion plan, PHA is delighted to announce the appointment of Kevin Brennan as Quality Assurance and Tradesperson Training Officer. Kevin joins the current NYC team of Ed May, Cramer Silkworth and John Mitchel who are instructors on PHA's Passive House Consultant program.

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Blower Door Testing - Special features of Large Buildings (q50-value)

As Passive House buildings get larger, there is a requirement not just to test for air changes per hour (n50) but also permeability (q50). The larger the building, the easier it is to reach the n50 of 0.6 ACH. In fact, large buildings with an n50 of 0.6 ACH could still have a lot of large leaks which could cause heat loss, discomfort and structural damage. This article distinguishes between n50 and q50 including upper limits for both.

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Blower Door Testing - Special features of Large Buildings (q50-value)

As Passive House buildings get larger, there is a requirement not just to test for air changes per hour (n50) but also permeability (q50). The larger the building, the easier it is to reach the n50 of 0.6 ACH. In fact, large buildings with an n50 of 0.6 ACH could still have a lot of large leaks which could cause heat loss, discomfort and structural damage. This article distinguishes between n50 and q50 including upper limits for both.

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Meet the team

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Our Directors

Two of the most experienced consultants, designers & trainers in the industry. Tomás and Art co-founded the Passive House Academy, making it one of the leading lights in the Passice House community.


Michael imgBob_BOOMOur Training & Certification Management team

With our independent management of every element of Passive House, PHA can boast a team of highly trained and dedicated individuals to assist our clients in all areas of construction, certification and training.

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