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Certified Passive House Consultant/Designer Training

June 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Join GBA for a Certified Passive House Consultant/Designer Training!

Developed in Germany, Passive House (or Passivhaus) design champions passive elements first (a tight building envelope, increased insulation, use of solar gains) to minimize energy use and mechanical systems. Demand for Passive House design in both residential and commercial buildings has been increasing in Western Pennsylvania, and the trend is expected to grow. The Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant course at Green Building Alliance is taught by Pittsburgh-based instructors who participated in an in-depth master training with the Passive House Institute and Passive House Academy. This course is specifically designed to teach the international Passive House Standard to design professionals (architects & engineers) making Passive House buildings in the U.S. construction industry.

With 5 days of in-class instruction, and 3 additional days of e-learning modules that can be completed at one’s own pace, participants will get a thorough grounding in the critical aspects of Passive House design and construction. Participants will be able to apply the lessons learned directly to their real-world work experience, and join a team in making Passive House buildings. On successfully passing the exam, participants will receive a five year registration as an internationally accredited Certified Passive House Designer or Consultant.

This course is for all building professionals: architects, MEP and structural engineers, builders and construction managers working in the design and construction of new build and retrofit Passive House buildings.

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June 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am
June 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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