Spend four weeks with certified Passive House Consultant Mike Duclos, learning how to apply Passive House principles in the real world. With a brief nod to theory and computation, this course will mainly focus on tips, tricks, pitfalls, and what to expect when making Passive House a reality. Through case studies, videos, readings, quizzes, and Mike’s guidance you will enhance your ability to be a part of a Passive House project team, the most vital component of any successful Passive House project.
Through the lens of existing Passive House projects, expect to learn:
- How to pitch and promote the PH standard to stakeholders
- Considerations for client management in PH
- Budget evaluation and the feasibility of affordable PH
- How to evaluate the pros and cons of casement, fixed and tilt and turn windows, and other PH considerations
- Site evaluation examples, tips, and tricks
- Common pitfalls to avoid before, during, and after PH design and construction
- Avoiding common Passive House problems: thermal bridging, critters, moisture control, ventilation, etc.
- Climate considerations and implications
- How to assemble, manage and optimize your project team
- Identifying and minimizing project schedule risks
Who Should Take This Course?
If you are an architect, builder, homeowner, utility incentive program designer, government official, or anyone else interested in Passive House, this course is for you. You will learn how to be a productive and vital member of the Passive House project team. If you are a Certified Passive House Consultant but have yet to certify your first house, than this course is also for you. You will learn valuable tips, tricks, and resources to help troubleshoot future projects. You'll also review common pitfalls to avoid.
Familiarity with common building terminology, or a willingness to self-educate, and basic spreadsheet skills. Critical: an inquiring, open mind, ready to ask questions and challenge common knowledge, current practice, and any statements made in this course.
Learn From a Passive House Expert
Mike Duclos is a principal and founder of The DEAP Energy Group, a consultancy providing a wide variety of deep energy retrofit, zero net energy and Passive House related consulting services. During this course he will share his direct, personal experiences working on Passive House projects.
Continuing Education Credits
This course is approved for the following continuing education credits: AIA LU/HSW, BPI, GBCI, CPHC, and MA CSL.
Flexible Dates Available
If you'd prefer to take the course before or after an official session, Mike can accommodate that, but discussion board responses may be delayed 2-3 days depending on his schedule. If you'd like to pursue this option, please email Tom McCormack (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Self-Paced Online Course
This online course is self-paced. You can begin instantly upon enrollment.
Access Information and Build Your Training Library
After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.
Earn a Certificate of Completion
When you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from HeatSpring. You can download your certificate as soon as you have completed all of the course requirements. Students can easily share their verified certificates on their LinkedIn profiles using our one-click LinkedIn integration.
Earn Continuing Education Credits
Self Report with Certificate: 8 AIA LU/HSW Credits, 8 PHIUS CPHC CEUs, 8 GBCI credits (LEED Professionals)