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Using PHPP in Passive House Design and Certification

Learn the key Passive House design and verification tool used by the industry from the experts.

Upcoming: Certified Passive House Designer Course

Jan 16
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In this 3-month online course, participants will learn how to use the PHPP for residential building design and certification. Participants will be guided step-by-step through the relevant worksheets, while learning the correct conventions for measurements and calculations. Proper documentation will also be covered in detail. A case study will provide participants with practical experience in completing and documenting PHPP calculations for building certification. This course is equivalent to the 3 day in-class course.

We Offer

  • A course refined from countless in-class deliveries and our real-world experience consulting on and certifying projects
  • A course that can benefit both new PHPP users and experienced users looking to fill the gaps in their knowledge
  • Training that can help save you time, money, and headache on your projects
Format
Self-paced
start date
Anytime
duration
approx. 30 hours
time
Anytime
price
$600
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Course Outcomes

  • Fundamental understanding of how Passive House buildings are modelled
  • Practical experience completing a full PHPP of a house
  • Knowledge of the common pitfalls experienced by PHPP users
  • Practical experience documenting PHPP calculations for building certification
  • The confidence to start your first Passive House project

Pre-Requisites

  • Passive House Design and Construction Course [link to course page]
  • Knowledge of Excel
  • Familiarity with reading construction drawings
  • Participants who lack one or more of these may find it difficult to keep up with the course material and exercises
  • No energy modelling experience is required, although it is certainly helpful
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Course Curriculum

  • Learn the structure, inputs, and outputs of PHPP software
  • Select and input appropriate climate data sets in PHPP
  • Measure and record building characteristics (areas, volumes, etc)
  • Specify building assemblies and components
  • Model HVAC systems
  • Assess building heat loss, energy demand and summertime overheating risk
  • Understand proper sourcing of performance data
  • Gain practical experience in completing a PHPP assessment for a residential development

Ideal for:

  • Energy Modelers
  • Participants preparing for the CPHC exam
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Self-Builders
  • Students in a buildings-related program
  • PHPP Modelers
  • Architects
  • Engineers

This course is a good fit if:

  • You are looking to develop a solid foundation in Passive House energy modelling
  • You need to learn PHPP fundamentals for the CPHC exam
  • You want to learn from the best in the business

Further Education Training

The Intro to PHPP course is recognized by PHI as further education training with 18 CPs under the ID. If you require a confirmation of completion please email: training@peelpassivehouse.ca

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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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.

What our students are saying about our courses

"This is the single best PHPP training I have taken period. This course is an outstanding resource for NA based CPHCs"

Skylar

"The training session provided by Andrew Peel to our group of technical specialists was well organized, thorough, and directly focused to our practice. Andrew exceeded our expectations and we look forward to working with him again in the future"

Kevin

Andrew walked us through the various aspects of PH from start to finish in a very organized manner. His practical experienced gave us great insight into how the various PH principles can be implemented and the challenges that go along with them. No course is going to turn you into a PH specialist, but this sets you up nicely to get into the industry to become one!

Royston

Thanks to Peel Passive House ConsultingLtd. for a fantastic course and compiling an extensive curriculum that goes above and beyond not just preparing you for the exam, but fully inculcating the intricacies of the underlying scientific concepts.

Akashayaa

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