New Passive House courses coming to University of Manitoba

In February and March, the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba (FAUM) will be hosting two new courses from Passive House Canada, as well as the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam on March 23. Registration for both courses as well as the exam is now open.New courses are offered at the University of Manitoba. Photo via Passive House Canada.

Understanding and Working with the Passive House Planning Package (Course #120b)

Understanding and Working with PHPP will enable you to take on your first Passive House project. It provides step-by-step instruction for using the PHPP energy modelling software, which is essential for designing a Passive House building.

Participants will learn the structure, inputs and outputs of PHPP, and how to select appropriate climate data sets and record building measurements. The course includes modelling a sample Canadian project, where participants will assess building heat loss, energy demand and summertime overheating risk, as well as looking at the reliability of data sources and how design decisions impact the building energy demand.

Introduction to Passive House High Performance Buildings (Course #110)

An Introduction to the Passive House High Performance Buildings provides an overview of the core principles of Passive House design and building energy efficiency regulations in Canada. The course also covers the history of energy efficient buildings, energy consumption data and environmental impact, case studies and the economics of creating high performance buildings.

Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam – Winnipeg

There are two methods of becoming a certified Passive House Designer or Consultant: through submission of a certified Passive House project, or by passing the standardized international exam. Examination dates are fixed by the Passive House Institute (PHI) and offered by Passive House Canada in cooperation with PHI. Certified Designers and Consultants will be listed on our website, as well as the international database. For information on certification via project design and documentation please see PHI’s Project Qualification page.

The exam is thorough and time-limited, and it is not recommended that you attempt the exam without first taking courses 120A, 120B and 120C offered by Passive House Canada.

More information about Passive House courses at the University of Manitoba and across Canada is available here.