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Certified Passive House Tradesperson Training
March 18 @ 8:30 am - March 19 @ 4:30 pm EDT$1350.00
Module 1: March 18-19 | Module 2: March 25-26, 2019Register Now
Why Should You Learn About Passive House?
Building owners and developers in Western Pennsylvania are designing for Passive House certification, and high–profile projects like the Carrick Carnegie Library and Morningside Crossing need qualified builders and contractors. Passive House is the world’s most rigorous building energy standard, and market leaders like New York City and Toronto have integrated/mandated Passive House principles for all new construction. This training will prepare contractors, construction managers, developers, project managers, and tradespeople to build to the technically rigorous Passive House standard, and become officially certified as a Passive House Tradesperson. Participants will be listed in the Passive House Institute’s database upon passing the exam, in addition to being showcased on the Green Building Alliance website.
Passive House is a High Growth, National Building Market
Passive House optimizes light, air, and thermal energy of a building, reducing energy use by as much as 75%. Passive House principles can be applied to all types of buildings and prove especially lucrative within the commercial building sector, but thorough training is required to achieve it. Passive House principles can also be used to achieve other high-value green building standards (i.e. LEED v4 and Living Building Challenge).
Based on the international Passive House Institute, this 4-day training combines lectures with hands on workshops in two separate 2-day modules.
If you are looking for an introduction to Passive House technology basics, GBA invites you to audit the first two topics of Day 1. This is ideal for owners or developers looking to learn about the business case for Passive House and its long term returns on investment. Lunch is included and will serve as an opportunity to network with our master trainers (Passive House experts) and other training participants.
Module 1 (March 18-19)
- Passive House Basics
- Passive House Economics in North America
- Thermal Insulation
- Workshop: Insulation
- Thermal Bridges
- Windows & Transparent Components
- Existing Buildings – Envelopes
- Workshop: Windows
Module 2 (March 25-26)
- Air Tightness and Moisture Management
- Mechanical Ventilation
- Workshop: Air Tightness
- Efficient Heating, Cooling, Domestic Hot Water
- Quality Assurance On Site
- Workshop: Testing
- Full Course: $1350
- Day 1 Audit: $100
Green Building Alliance will provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout each day of training.
This training is provided with help from our partners:
Emu Systems: Curriculum Development and Master Training
Passive House Western PA: Our region’s resource on Passive House strategies and certifications
This event is approved for 24.0 AIA LU|HSW hours.
Partnering with AIA, GBA makes it easy for our members to report continuing education credits. Please provide your AIA number so we can auto-report your credits (for applicable events). Non-members can still earn continuing education credits but will need to self-report their CEUs.
Registration for this training will close March 13.
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