Home Calendar Passive House Construction Training for Trades (150) NS HYBRID: Pathway to Passive House Trades Certification (150P) – Nov 2022

NS HYBRID: Pathway to Passive House Trades Certification (150P) – Nov 2022

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This course teaches practical Passive House building techniques and theory about this high-performance building standard.

Day 1: Thursday November 24, 2022 from 9am to 4pm ADT (in-person)
Day 2: Friday November 25, 2022 from 9am to 4pm ADT (in-person)
Day 3: Saturday November 26, 2022 from 9am to 4pm ADT (in-person)
Day 4: Friday December 9, 2022 from 1pm to 5pm ADT (online)

 

Location: (To be confirmed)

This course is scheduled to be in-person and Passive House Canada will adhere to the provincial public health measures in place in Nova scotia in order to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants. You can refer to the public health measures here that everyone in Nova Scotia needs to follow to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The delivery format of this course is subject to province-wide restrictions updates. 

 

This course includes online lectures and hands-on workshop experience, incorporating actual building of Passive House elements relevant to the Canadian construction industry.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Passive House criteria and principles
  • Building ecology, comfort and economic efficiency
  • Introduction to Passive House design tools (e.g. PHPP)
  • Construction process and quality assurance
  • Thermal insulation
  • Thermal bridge-free construction
  • Windows and airtightness
  • Ventilation and heat supply
  • Building envelope specialization

Passive House Construction Training Course for Trades – Theoretical (150A)

It is essential that those working on Passive House buildings can properly install components, accurately implement design details, and also assess the impact that changes from planned work will have on the performance of the building. Mistakes during construction can be costly, especially in high performance buildings where certification is being pursued. This online three-day course teaches the theory of Passive House building techniques and prepares participants for the Certified Passive House Tradesperson exam. It is delivered as live online classes, incorporating actual building of Passive House details relevant to the Canadian construction industry.

Thursday November 24, 2022 from 9am to 4pm ADT (in-person)
Friday November 25, 2022 from 9am to 4pm ADT (in-person)
Saturday November 26, 2022 from 9am to 4pm ADT (in-person)

 

Passive House Construction Training Course for Trades – Practical (150B)

It is essential that those working on Passive House buildings can properly install components, accurately implement design details, and also assess the impact that changes from planned work will have on the performance of the building. Mistakes during construction can be costly, especially in high performance buildings where certification is being pursued.

Topics covered:

  • Airtightness test: How to set up a building to do an Airtightness test. We will look for leakage and how to prevent them.
  • Windows installation.
  • Ventilation system.

Thursday November 24, 2022 from 9am to 4pm ADT (in-person)
Friday November 25, 2022 from 9am to 4pm ADT (in-person)
Saturday November 26, 2022 from 9am to 4pm ADT (in-person)

Exam Preparation (150C) ONLINE

The Passive House Trades exam is challenging, even for experienced building professionals. This one day exam preparation course is specifically designed for those who have completed courses 150A and 150B (or equivalent), and who wish to write the exam to become a Certified Passive House Trades Person. It gives participants the tools required to write a successful test.

Overviews of each topic that could potentially be tested in the exam will be presented and participants will be able to complete example test questions, and will learn to identify common mistakes and discuss exam time management.

Friday December 9, 2022 from 1pm to 5pm ADT (online)

Course Instructors

The instructor for this course is Lorrie Rand.

Recommended for

  • Tradespeople, site supervisors and general contractors who will be involved in the construction of Passive House building.
  • It may also be of interest to designers, architects, architectural technologists and developers. All theoretical components of this course are covered in 120A: Passive House Design & Construction.

Participants should have prior knowledge/experience in the construction industry or related fields.

Learning resources provided

  • Digital copy of course slides
  • Access to webinar recordings for 150C exam preparation (up to 3 months)

Course Fee

Early Bird discount: 15% savings if booked by October 24th

Member bundle (150A/B/C) = $1452.65
Non-member bundle (150A/B/C) = $1963.50

Regular Price

Member bundle (150A/B/C) = $1709
Non-member bundle (150A/B/C) = $2310

Exam = $450

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Register soon

If insufficient registrations are received by 14 days before this course is scheduled to start, it may be cancelled. While we do our best to plan our course schedule well in advance, course dates, venues and instructors are subject to change.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Important: please read our refund policy, available in our Course and Exam FAQs page.

If you are interested in taking one of our courses, but need some payment flexibility, we can help. You can now pay 50% of the course fee when you register and the balance within 30 days. Email us to inquire at [email protected]

Professional development

Total number of learning hours: 21.75 (based on attendance of live course)

  • ALBNL: 21.75 Core Learning Hours
  • AANB: 21.75 Core Learning Hours
  • NSAA: 21.75 Core Learning Hours