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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.
-Those who will be directly involved in the design, construction and energy modelling of Passive House buildings, including architects, engineers and design professionals.
-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)