Certified Passive House Designer Course
October 26 – 28 and November 9 – 11, 2017
Location: Toronto, ON
This 6-day, intensive 2-part course has been developed over the past 7 years for Canadian building professionals, contractors, planners and homeowners who are motivated to learn the world’s most advanced building efficiency standard. Our course covers the core science behind the revolutionary Passive House approach, including optimizing building shape, superinsulation, thermal bridge-free construction, ultra high-performance windows and ventilation systems, and cost minimization through appropriate design of downsized heating and cooling systems. The course also includes practical exercises and examples using the PHPP design software. We now include important building science analysis and introduce online tools for cold climate construction analysis, covering appropriate design for moisture safety in super insulated building assemblies.
We introduce design challenges and details from many Canadian Passive House projects, showing a range of suitable solutions for our climate and building culture, and we include a tour of four local Passive House projects (see below). See our Course Learning Goals for more details.
We’re pleased to continue a $100 decrease in course fees – the early bird course fee is now $1345 + GST (rising to $1445 from August 1, 2017) – we believe this is the best value for any Passive House designer course, anywhere! This course is the basis for those seeking qualification as an internationally-recognized Certified Passive House Designer. Candidates will have plenty of preparation time for the scheduled December 1, 2017 international exam (offered in Toronto or Calgary, separate fee required). Note that all course fees are processed by Construction Maison Passive Inc.