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PH 120B: Understanding and Working with the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) – Vancouver

May 13, 2019 @ 3:30 pm to May 15, 2019 @ 11:30 pm

Course Details

Understanding and Working with PHPP will enable you to take on your first Passive House project. It provides step-by-step instruction for using the PHPP energy modelling software, which is essential for designing a Passive House building.

Participants will learn the structure, inputs and outputs of PHPP, and how to select appropriate climate data sets and record building measurements. The course includes modelling a sample Canadian project, where participants will assess building heat loss, energy demand and summertime overheating risk, as well as looking at the reliability of data sources and how design decisions impact the building energy demand.

This course is intended for those who will be directly involved in the design, construction and energy modelling of Passive House buildings, including architects, engineers and design professionals, and anyone pursuing the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant designation.

Prerequisites/required knowledge and equipment/software

  • 120A: Passive House Design and Construction, or equivalent
  • Laptop with Microsoft Excel or equivalent installed (PHPP is Excel based), mouse recommended
  • Area measurement software such as Autodesk Design Review (free) or Bluebeam Revu (free trial)
  • Although PHPP demonstration files will be provided for use during the course, we recommend you purchase the PHPP software prior to attending the course. The PHPP manual is provided with the purchase of the software and is useful in understanding all of the features. In addition, individuals wishing to write the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam are required to supply a valid PHPP registration numberon the exam registration form. If you do not yet own a copy of PHPP, one can be purchased from the Passive House Canada website. Please allow at least one week for shipping.

Professional development

Total number of learning hours: 21

AIBC Core Learning Units: 16.25

PIBC Organized & Structured CPL Units: 19.5

BC Housing (HPO) Training Hours: 21.00

APEG credits: Self-reported

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