Certified Passive House Consultant & Designer Course

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Target Participants:

This course is aimed at ALL Building Professionals, including Architects and Mechanical, Civil, Structural and Electrical Engineers, Contractors and Builders. Please see footnote to this leaflet for further details or visit www.passivhausplaner.eu.

Duration:

Seven days  (eight in NYC) of direct contact classroom training, from 8.30am to 5:30pm. The reason for the longer course in NYC is to facilitate a full day visit to the Passive House Tradesperson Lab where participants can see a wide range of envelope and mechanical systems.

Format:

Combination of lectures by leading Passive House experts, group design and calculation exercises, workshops, and exchange with experienced contractors. 

PHPP Software:

Please note that hands-on training in the use of PHPP software is not delivered in this program as it is not part of the test. PHA delivers the software training as a separate 3-day PHPP course which is best taken on completion of the CPHCD program. Throughout the CPHCD course, however, the trainers will demonstrate key elements of the software as it pertains to energy balancing of Passive House projects.

Training Materials: 

Two high quality color training manuals (in both inch-pound as well as metric units) comprising 800+ pages are provided at course commencement, including test-prep material.

Class size:

Class size is typically between 10 and 20 persons.

CPHCD Exam:

The CPHCD exam is set by the Passivhaus Institut and takes place all round the world on four pre-determined dates per year. PHA schedules the training to allow sufficient study time between course completion and the exam dates (see below).

Course Accreditation:

On successfully passing the exam, Participants will receive the internationally recognized accreditation as Certified Passive House Consultant / Designer, joining a rapidly expanding global community.

This program has been accredited by:

American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is worth 45 Learning Units
Building Performance Institute (BPI) and is worth 28 CEUs


Learning Objectives:

Learning Objectives for Module 1:

  • Define the Passive House Standard;
  • Calculate the energy balance of Passive House buildings, considering transmission and ventilation losses as well as solar and internal heat gains;
  • Outline the principles of designing Passive House buildings;
  • Specify the performance characteristics of opaque envelope detailing, including insulation, airtightness and thermal bridging;
  • Specify Passive House window systems, including performance assessment and fitting details;
  • Summarize the fundamentals of thermal comfort during the summer; and
  • Understand the issues used to calculate Primary Energy consumption, including electrical energy, in Passive House projects

Learning Objectives for Model 2:

  • Outline key indoor air quality issues assured in Passive House buildings;
  • Understand mechanical ventilation with heat or energy recovery including system design, detailing, sizing and layout;
  • Summarize space heating and hot water generation and distribution options for Passive House buildings;
  • Highlight important principles of cooling and dehumidification for summer comfort;
  • Complete the basics of economic efficiency calculation and profitability of deep retrofit measures;
  • Describe information to be considered in invitations to bid, construction site management and quality control;
  • Outline key information and support for occupants of Passive House projects; and
  • Successfully complete exam style exercises, designs and multiple-choice challenges.

See below for a list of Consultant & Designer courses...

 

Certified Passive House Consultant & Designer Course

New York, February 2015

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Discounted Fee:  $520
Regular Course Fee:  $1,300

Only employed individuals living in the SBC service territory or working for companies participating in SBC or EEPS programs are eligible for the reduced tuition provided by NYSERDA.
SBC service territory consists of areas with electric service provided by one of the following: Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, Consolidated Edison Company of NY, Inc., New York State Electric and Gas Corporation, National Grid, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation. If you are not sure if you live in or work for a company participating in SBC or EEPS programs, or if have any questions please contact Michael McCarthy on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you believe you qualify for NYSERDA funding please enter the following discount code upon registration:

Discount Code:  NY_CPHCD-FEB2015

Regular Course Fee

$1,300*

Includes Module 1 & Module 2.

Module 1:  February 9th to 12th 2015

Module 2:  March 9th to 12th 2015

* We also invite you to register for the CPHCD exam at an additional fee of $350. You can register for the exam separately here.

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Philadelphia, February 2015

Course Fee

$1,300*

Includes Module 1 & Module 2.

Venue

To be confirmed...

Course Dates

Module 1:  February 18th to 21st 2015

Module 2:  March 4th to 7th 2015

* We also invite you to register for the CPHCD exam at an additional fee of $350. You can register for the exam separately here.

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San Francisco, March 2015

Course Fee

$1,300*

Includes Module 1 & Module 2.

Venue

AEA West
5900 Hollis Street,
Suite R2,
Emeryville,
CA 94608

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Course Dates

Module 1:  March 30th to April 2nd 2015

Module 2:  May 5th to 8th 2015

* We also invite you to register for the CPHCD exam at an additional fee of $350. You can register for the exam separately here.

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New York, April 2015

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NYSERDA Funding available!!

Discounted Fee:  $520
Regular Course Fee:  $1,300

Only employed individuals living in the SBC service territory or working for companies participating in SBC or EEPS programs are eligible for the reduced tuition provided by NYSERDA.
SBC service territory consists of areas with electric service provided by one of the following: Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, Consolidated Edison Company of NY, Inc., New York State Electric and Gas Corporation, National Grid, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation. If you are not sure if you live in or work for a company participating in SBC or EEPS programs, or if have any questions please contact Michael McCarthy on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you believe you qualify for NYSERDA funding please enter the following discount code upon registration:

Discount Code:  NY_CPHCD-APR2015

Regular Course Fee

$1,300*

Includes Module 1 & Module 2.

Module 1:  April 28th to May 1st 2015

Module 2:  May 11th to 14th 2015

* We also invite you to register for the CPHCD exam at an additional fee of $350. You can register for the exam separately here.

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New York, September 2015

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NYSERDA Funding available!!

Discounted Fee:  $520
Regular Course Fee:  $1,300

Only employed individuals living in the SBC service territory or working for companies participating in SBC or EEPS programs are eligible for the reduced tuition provided by NYSERDA.
SBC service territory consists of areas with electric service provided by one of the following: Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, Consolidated Edison Company of NY, Inc., New York State Electric and Gas Corporation, National Grid, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation. If you are not sure if you live in or work for a company participating in SBC or EEPS programs, or if have any questions please contact Michael McCarthy on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you believe you qualify for NYSERDA funding please enter the following discount code upon registration:

Discount Code:  NY_CPHCD-SEP2015

Regular Course Fee

$1,300*

Includes Module 1 & Module 2.

Module 1:  September 8th to 11th 2015

Module 2:  September 22nd to 25th 2015

* We also invite you to register for the CPHCD exam at an additional fee of $350. You can register for the exam separately here.

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Philadelphia, September 2015

Course Fee

$1,300*

Includes Module 1 & Module 2.

Venue

To be confirmed...

Course Dates

Module 1:  September 15th to 18th 2015

Module 2:  November 3rd to 6th 2015

* We also invite you to register for the CPHCD exam at an additional fee of $350. You can register for the exam separately here.

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New York, October 2015

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NYSERDA Funding available!!

Discounted Fee:  $520
Regular Course Fee:  $1,300

Only employed individuals living in the SBC service territory or working for companies participating in SBC or EEPS programs are eligible for the reduced tuition provided by NYSERDA.
SBC service territory consists of areas with electric service provided by one of the following: Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, Consolidated Edison Company of NY, Inc., New York State Electric and Gas Corporation, National Grid, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation. If you are not sure if you live in or work for a company participating in SBC or EEPS programs, or if have any questions please contact Michael McCarthy on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you believe you qualify for NYSERDA funding please enter the following discount code upon registration:

Discount Code:  NY_CPHCD-OCT2015

Regular Course Fee

$1,300*

Includes Module 1 & Module 2.

Module 1:  October 27th to 30th 2015

Module 2:  November 16th to 19th 2015

* We also invite you to register for the CPHCD exam at an additional fee of $350. You can register for the exam separately here.

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