Certified Passive House Consultant training course in Toronto this Spring! We are bringing this Canadian-focused course back in a new and improved format. Part I of this course is now done in a virtual classroom, with eight 3-hour on-line sessions Apr. 23 – May 16, followed by the in-class portion May 27-31 at Ryerson. You can find out more about this course and register on-line at http://www.homesolbuildingsolutions.com/course-1/
An eight week license and hands-on training is included for WUFI Passive, the new PH energy and hygrothermal analysis software from Fraunhofer IBP in Germany. If you still feel the urge to use the outdated PHPP spreadsheet after this course, no problem - the inputs are exactly the same, you could simply transcribe them into Excel and get the same results if you need to prove a point to someone, although why bother?
Whether you’d like to become a CPHC by passing an exam, or by designing or building a successful Passive House project, this course will thoroughly prepare you.
If you are ready to become a Certified Passive House Consultant, an optional CPHC exam is scheduled for June 1. International exams can be scheduled later in the year for participants if there's sufficient demand.
It’s worth noting here that this North American training adheres to the same precise German Passive House energy and comfort standards as the more Euro-centric CanPHI course, and is delivered by leading North American CPHCs with cold-climate experience. We encourage Canadian-based solutions to achieving Passive House, the world’s highest, yet still quite attainable energy standard!
I’m a great believer in the necessity for Passive House simply from a climate change perspective, although the extreme comfort, energy savings, durability and indoor environmental quality are all pretty good incentives on their own. The additional fact that a well-designed Passive House can be cash-flow-positive compared to the same conventionally-built house (in other words, the energy savings more than offset the additional monthly mortgage cost) is the tipping point we’re about to see in the building industry, and I hope you’ll be a part of it. We can change the world by changing how we build.
More information about registering for this course can be found at http://www.passivehouse.us/passiveHouse/PHIUSConsultantsTraining.html
Ross Elliott LEED-AP, iCPHC