In this course, building tradespeople will learn the skills and knowledge required to understand how to build to the International Passive House standard. This 5-day course covers the Building Envelope and Mechanical Systems specialities.
What is Passive House?
The Passive House Standard is not a regulation, but a methodology and certification system for creating very thermally-efficient buildings. Passive House buildings allow for space heating and cooling-related energy savings of up to 90% compared with typical building stock and over 75% compared to average new builds. Although Passive House buildings have been around internationally for 25 years, at last these super energy-efficient buildings are now appearing in Australia.
Passive House buildings show great diversity in aesthetics, size, construction methods and materials. The following five details enable buildings to achieve the Passive House standard:
These principles, together with good orientation, window shading and efficient design comprise a building that is very thermally comfortable and energy efficient.
Win work in the emerging Passive House (Passivhaus) building sector
There are 152 Certified Passive House Designers and Consultants in Australia and potentially hundreds of clients who want to build to this internationally recognised standard. Growing client demand for high performance, thermally comfortable and energy efficient buildings will provide work for specialist builders and tradespeople. However, there are only 125 certified Passive House Tradespeople in Australia. Consider upskilling, become internationally accredited and improve your marketing edge.
Becoming Passive House Accredited
The course offers the opportunity to sit the examination which is set by the Passivhaus Institut (Germany) and takes place all round the world on four pre-determined dates per year. On successfully passing the exam, you will receive the internationally recognised accreditation as
Certification as a Passive House Tradesperson by the Passive House Institute (PHI), Darnstadt, Germany will only occur on successful completion of the PHI exam which will be held at Box Hill Institute (date to be confirmed). Additional fees will be charged to sit this exam which also covers 5 years registration with PHI if successful.
Pro Clima Australia Pty Ltd offer a Passive House Tradespersons Scholarship. Enrolled applicants have the opportunity to apply. The successful applicant will receive full subsidy for the Australia Passive House Association Certified Passive House course delivered by Box Hill Institute and the externally assessed exam. To apply, visit the Proclima website.
Passive House Course and Exam Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Code||Course||2020 Semester 1||2020 Semester 2||Location|
|CPH01||Passive House Introduction||22 - 24 Apr||12 - 14 Aug|| |
City Campus CAE
|CPHD1||Certified Passive House Designer||15 - 25 Jun||28 Sep - 8 Oct|| |
City Campus CAE
|CPHDE||Passive House Designer exam prep course||26 Jun||9 Oct|| |
City Campus CAE
|CPHD2||Certified Passive House Designer Examination||27 Jun||10 Oct|| |
City Campus CAE
|CPHT1||Certified Passive House Tradesperson||11 - 15 May||9 – 13 Nov|| |
|CPHT2||Certified Passive House Tradesperson Examination||16 May||14 Nov|| |
22 Nov 2019 at 04:00AM AEST
Burkhard Hansen is passionate about energy efficiency and living comfort.
To Burkhard, Passive House standards are the foundation of a healthy living environment.
Through modern engineering and considerations of building physics, Burkhard aims for Passive House to be a mainstream, affordable and readily available option. He has been involved in successfully executed airtight and energy efficient prefab construction methods in Europe and is keen to be part of the driving force of this change in Australia. To sustain and support this change, he believes it is vital to teach the awareness, knowledge, skills and understanding of building performance, both from a theoretical and practical level.
Burkhard has over 13 years of experience working in various countries around the world implementing Passive House standards.
Since being in Australia, Burkhard has founded Carbonlite Enterprises and has successfully delivering the first prefabricated certified Passive House in Australia. Through this business, he has continued to deliver precision fabricated projects performing to Passive House standard. Although there have been challenges due to the lack of experience and knowledge of airtight buildings, teaching the awareness to designers, engineers and trades has shown these challenges can be overcome.
Depending on the building envelope or mechanical services options the learning aims are:
More detail on the learning targets can be obtained by going to the Passive House Trades website.
You should be a qualified and experienced tradesperson or a building design professional to benefit from this qualification.
All learning materials are provided including the CPHT combined building envelope and mechanical training manual.
This course is aimed at tradespersons and building contractors who wish to expand their business and trade skill areas towards the international energy efficient standards associated with passive house construction. Building design professionals may also choose to take the course by way of introduction to the Passive House standard before going on to taking the Certified Passive House Designer course.
Is this the course for you?
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