Learn about Passive House principles and the methodology to create high performance, thermally comfortable and super energy efficient buildings.
What is Passive House?
Passive House is a design and construction methodology 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.
Pro Clima Australia Pty Ltd offers a Passive House Scholarship. Enrolled applicants have the opportunity to apply. The successful applicant will receive the full subsidy for the course delivered by Box Hill Institute and the externally assessed exam. To apply, visit the Pro Clima website.
Passive House Course Enquiries: email@example.com
To enrol, complete, scan and return the enrolment form to 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|| |
24 Jan 2020 at 01:00PM AEST
Johanna Trickett and Jessica Hogg
Johanna Trickett is an architect and sustainability professional who not only recognizes 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.
Jessica Hogg has experience working in the sustainable development industry in both the United Kingdom and Australia. A qualified mechanical engineer with a background in building services, she is experienced in dynamic thermal modelling for energy and carbon emission calculations, as well as comfort assessments and the use of different sustainability rating tool frameworks. Jess is also a qualified Green Star Accredited Professional as well as a Certified Passive House Designer and analyses the thermal performance of façade systems and completes feasibility studies for low and zero carbon technologies.
What is Passive House (Passivhaus)?
The theory behind Passive House including:
The benefits of a Passive House Building:
Debunking myths around Passive House
What are the tools and skills needed to design and build a Passive House?
Australian Passive House examples
You will have the opportunity to visit a home which has been retrofitted and extended using Passive House principles. See and feel first hand the unique aspects of the house and learn from the owner the experience of building to Passive House principles and living in the home.
Please note that transportation and transportation costs to local Passive House example/s are not included in the course fee.
You will be provided with a printed learning resource.
This course is a useful introduction for building designers, architects, engineers, consultants, thermal performance assessors, builders, tradespeople and home owners seeking to build a highly sustainable home.
People considering studying the technically demanding Passive House Designer Consultant course and internationally recognised exam will find this introductory course beneficial in their preparation.
Box Hill Institute offer a range of Passive House courses including:
Is this the course for you?
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