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MB IN PERSON – Introduction to Passive House High Performance Buildings (90) – 29 Apr 2022

Date: April 29, 2022,  9 am – 5 pm CST

Location: Manitoba Building Trades Institute; 225 McPhillips Street, Winnipeg, MB.
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Contact: 204-956-7425

In Partnership with MBTI


Course description

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.

Recommended for

Anyone wishing to understand the basics of Passive House high performance buildings, including:

Homeowners, developers, project coordinators, realtors, subcontractors and component suppliers, architects, engineers, architectural technologists and other design professionals.

Please note this is an introductory course and does not provide the technical knowledge necessary to design and build a Passive House building. If you are ready to take on a Passive House project, we recommend registering for the Pathway to Passive House Designer/Consultant Certification (120P) series.

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding Passive House principles
  • insulation and airtightness design and construction techniques
  • Thermal bridging basic concept
  • Window placement and construction, window components and efficiency
  • Ventilation system in a Passive House building
  • Economics of Passive House design and construction
  • Case studies.

Prerequisites / required background knowledge

There are no required prerequisites for this course.

Learning resources provided

  • Digital copy of course slides

Course instructor

The instructor for this course is Donald Proven.

Course Fee

PHC Member – $198
Non-Member – $220

Professional development

Total number of learning hours: 7 


*MBTI Covid Protocol (Updated March 1, 2022):


To align with the Province of Manitoba’s decision to remove the vaccine requirement, MBTI will end the vaccine requirement as of March 1.

 Staff, faculty, students, and visitors will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination or register when entering in the building for classes. 

 MBTI maintains that vaccines are a proven way to reduce personal risk of contracting COVID 19 and minimize severity of symptoms. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated and receive available boosters. To find a vaccine, visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/index.html


MBTI will maintain the requirement for wearing masks up to the end of the public academic Winter Term: April 29, 2022. 

Hands-on training requires students and instructors to work and learn in close proximity. For this reason, and the safety and comfort of our staff and students, we are continuing the use of masks and physical distancing in these spaces.


Physical Distancing requirements will remain in classrooms and workspaces until April 29, 2022.  At this time, occupancy restrictions will be lifted from learning and common areas in accordance with industry specific public health measures.  


  •        Staff and Students will continue to be expected to stay home when sick
  •        Hand sanitizer will be available at entrances and spaces throughout all campuses
  •        Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of all spaces will remain