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Passive House Design & Construction Course

Acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills that will become essential for future construction. 

Upcoming: Certified Passive House Designer Course

Jan 16
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In this course you will gain the foundational Passive House design and construction knowledge necessary to tackle your first Passive House project as well as write the Certified Passive House Consultant exam. 
This course is ideal for all English speakers, no matter what country you live, work, or build in. Over 95% of the course is applicable to all locations in the world. 

Course Outcomes

  • Up-to-date knowledge of the Passive House industry 
  • Insight into Passive House best practices 
  • Practical experience applying Passive House principles 
  • Important resources to support your projects 
  • The confidence to start your first Passive House project 

Pre-Requisites

While there are no formal prerequisites to join, the course is intended for individuals and companies currently designing, constructing, or commissioning Passive House buildings and/or homes, or transitioning into such a role. 

Format
Cohort
start date
April 6th 2021
duration
1 month
time
12pm - 4:30pm EDT
price
$1500
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Course Dates:

April 6th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th and 29th

The course is structured into eight 4-hour live virtual sessions covering the standard 4-day in-person Passive House Design and Construction material. These sessions consist of pre-recorded videos of the CPHD content with a live instructor to answer questions and facilitate exercises and quizzes.  
Note: the recordings will be made available for participants, in case they are unable to join the live session. 

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Course Curriculum:

  1. PH Principles & Requirements 
  2. Building Envelope 
  3. Airtightness 
  4. Thermal Bridging 
  5. Construction Systems 
  6. Windows 
  7. Ventilation 
  8. Heating, DHW & Cooling 
  9. Quality Assurance 
  10. Economics 

Intended for:

  • Architects 
  • Engineers 
  • Designers 
  • Construction Managers 
  • Developers 
  • Builders 
  • General Contractors 
  • Self Builders 
  • Project Managers 
  • Building Owners 
  • Cost Estimators 
  • Students in a buildings-related program 

Meet Your Instructors

Andrew Peel

MSc
Founder, President, Accredited Passive House Certifier and Trainer

Andrew is a seasoned Passive House trainer, consultant, and building certifier accredited by the German Passive House Institute. His professional and academic experience ranges from consultancy, programme management, technical and non-technical articles and publications, course and lecture delivery, and technical research. He has been delivering high quality educational courses for over 22 years, including 13 years of PH training, both for Passive House Canada and independently.

Andrew has a tremendous depth of knowledge and experience in building energy performance and technology assessment and modelling. This includes managing the UK Government’s innovative carbon saving technologies scheme and the Energy Saving Trust’s Best Practice Helpline. He also had the good fortune of working at the Passive House Institute, developing algorithms for the PHPP. Andrew is a former founding board member of Passive House Canada and tireless, passionate advocate for Passive House.

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Stephen Quinn

BEng
Accredited PH Certifier, Certified Passive House Designer and Trainer

Stephen is a certified Passive House Designer with over 5 years experience working as a project manager with a leading Passive House consulting company in Germany. His interest in the Passive House industry was sparked after an internship with the German company. Stephen comes from an engineering background, having completed a Civil Engineering degree in the UK.

Being at the forefront of the Passive House movement Stephen has gained firsthand experience working on some of the largest Passive House buildings worldwide. With projects ranging from hotels to museums he has gained a wealth of knowledge in applying the Passive House principles to numerous types of buildings.

Stephen has a great deal of international experience having worked on Passive House projects in a number of countries including Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He recently had the role as Passive House project manager for one of central London’s first certified social housing developments.

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Get training from the most respected consultants in the field

Our trainers are active consultants working on pioneering projects within the industry.  Our breadth and depth of experience with different project types are unmatched by other training providers.

Get the latest developments from the industry

Our course content is continually updated to ensure relevancy.Go beyond theory – gain practical knowledge that can be applied immediately.

Engage in a world class course with leading-edge material.

Our training methodology has been finely honed over years to deliver training to diverse learners. The right foundation to prepare for the CPHC exam.

Hear from our students about our courses

I took the CPHD course with Peel passive house and I found the information to be both clear and concise. The slides are very easy to understand and the narrative is very clear. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to further their knowledge and career in making a difference to the future of our kids and our world.

Brian

The Peel Passive House Consulting Ltd coaches were really helpful to increase my understanding of the Passivhaus concepts and variables. I look forward to apply this knowledge in my regular practice as an architect in the greater Montréal (Qc) region and continue to promote improved awareness of construction quality overall for greater durability and comfort.

Eric

I came into the Peel Passive House CPHD course with very limited knowledge about the subject. I found that the courses took the time to inform and educate at a good pace, allowing for the right amount of time for concepts to sink in. The instructors were quick to reply to comments and questions and I felt like they had my back through the learning process. By sticking to the recommended amount of review of the course content and doing the practise questions and exercisesI ended up passing the exam, which is all you can ask for! 

I would definitely recommend this course for anyone interested in learning about passive house, but also about best practises in designing energy efficient buildings

Ian

Peel School provided the right methodology and comprehensive approach to the field of Passive House standard and physics behind it. In addition, preparation for the exam was extensive and at a good pace, and I was very pleased that during the exam day none of the topics were left out. I would highly recommend the course, while highlighting very responsive and friendly staff assistance during studies.I look forward to future collaboration.  

Dejan

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