Are you an architect, building designer, mechanical, civil, structural or electrical engineer, building contractor or any other building professional looking to learn the skills and knowledge required to understand how to design and build to the International Passive House standard? Our certified Passive House Designer course has been designed with you in mind.
This certified Passive House Designer course involves a combination of lectures, group design and calculation exercises and workshops in preparation for the exam. On completion of the course there is the opportunity to sit the examination which is set by the Passivhaus Institut (Germany) and takes place all around the world. On successfully completing the exam you will receive the internationally recognised accreditation as Certified Passive House Designer or Certified Passive House Consultant.
Certification as a Passive House Designer/ Consultant by the Passive House Institute (PHI), Darnstadt, Germany will only occur on successful completion of the PHI exam which will be held online (date to be confirmed). Additional fees will be charged to sit this exam.
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|CPHT1||Certified Passive House Tradesperson|| |
|CPHT2||Certified Passive House Tradesperson Examination|| |
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31 May - 10 June
27 September - 7 October
22 November - 2 December
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|CPHD2||Certified Passive House Designer Examination|| |
Dates are approximate and after the courses
03 Aug 2021 at 05:00AM AEST
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$3500, $3170 Concession
BESCPHD102E - 9 Sessions - Mon to Fri - 9am-5:30pm - 27 Sep to 07 Oct 2021
$3500, $3170 Concession
BESCPHD103E - 9 Sessions - Mon to Fri - 9am-5:30pm - 22 Nov to 02 Dec 2021
Johanna Trickett, Marcus Strang and Walter van der Linde
Johanna Trickett is an architect and sustainability professional who not only recognises the many challenges but also the many opportunities in creating a more sustainable built environment. Her professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Architecture, Passive House Designer accreditation and a Master of Science in ‘ClimaDesign’, which in combination allows her to approach projects with an interdisciplinary design and engineering perspective. Johanna has worked in various architectural and sustainability roles in Australia and Germany, with various roles, including Project Architect, ESD Advisor, Lead ESD Consultant and Project Leader. Having worked in two countries and on multiple international projects, Johanna has developed a keen interest in the communication of ESD concepts across national borders and across multiple project disciplines.
Marcus Strang is a specialist sustainability engineer and experienced Certified Passive House Designer, having had the opportunity to work on many Certified Passive House buildings in Australia. His expertise is in refining building energy performance, analysing thermal envelope junctions and fenestration details, as well as identifying interstitial and surface moisture risks using hygrothermal modelling tools. Marcus’s interests encompass holistic systems design, building physics, passive design optimisation and natural building materials. Currently, also a PhD Candidate specialising in the Passive House Standard and mass timber design, which he sees as a fundamental step for striving towards net-zero carbon emission buildings and a thriving, vibrant society.
Walter van der Linde is a mechanical engineer who has led various multi-disciplinary projects to implement high performance services designs and reach stringent design requirements. He believes that the integrated design of engineering services plays a significant role to enhance a building’s energy consumption and reduce our carbon emissions. Walter led the services design team on the Woodside Building for Technology and Design at Monash University’s Clayton Campus to achieve Passive House certification. The completion of this large multi-disciplinary project and the incorporation of the services into the PHPP has enhanced Walter’s understanding of services design and its impact on Passive House designs. Walter has experience in various HVAC designs including educational facilities, offices, hotels, laboratories, cleanrooms and bio-containment facilities. He enjoys implementing energy efficient designs and takes a first principles approach to ensure the designs are practical and holistic. He has combined his experience of technically challenging HVAC designs and stringent energy consumption requirements to produce high efficiency services designs which will drive down a building’s operational carbon footprint.
Learning Objectives for Module 1:
Learning Objective for Module 2:
More detail on the learning targets can be obtained by going to the Passive House Institute website.
This course is suited to qualified and experienced professionals in a building-related discipline. There are no pre-requisites to become a Passive House Consultant although knowledge of building construction and building design is an advantage.
The Passive House Introduction short course is useful preparation before commencing the Building Designer/Consultant course and internationally accredited exam.
This course is held online. You will need a computer with MS Excel and a good internet connection.
You will be provided with a licensed copy of the PHPP software and manual, Passive House Institute training manual and exam preparation material. Bring to class a calculator, a range of coloured pens, highlighters and note taking material.
A useful reference book that you can choose to purchase prior to the course is The Passivhaus Designer’s Manual: A technical guide to low and zero energy buildings, Christina J. Hopfe and Robert S. McLeod.
This course is aimed at building designers, architects, engineers, contractors, builders and teachers who wish to expand their skill areas towards the international energy efficient standards associated with Passive House construction.
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