Home Calendar ONLINE: Flixo Training – Model Thermal Bridges for High-Performance Buildings – 20 Apr 2022

ONLINE: Flixo Training – Model Thermal Bridges for High-Performance Buildings – 20 Apr 2022

Dates

Day 1 & 2: Wednesday April 20 & Friday April 22, 2022 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (PDT)
Day 3 & 4: Wednesday April 27 & Friday April 29, 2022 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (PDT)

Course description

Flixo Training – Model Thermal Bridges for High-Performance Buildings 

In this 16 hour course, you will model thermal bridges using Flixo and understand the impact of design details on the energy performance of High-Performance Buildings/ Passive House Buildings.  We cover the concepts and protocols for thermal bridge modeling. Then, you will model several common thermal bridges using Flixo with guidance. 

Course Topics

1) Identifying Thermal Bridges  

    • Types of Thermal Bridges 
    • Visual examples of common details 
    • Discussion of techniques to reduce psi values
    • Determining which thermal bridges need to be modeled 
    • Qualitative and quantitative assessment 

2) Thermal Bridge Protocols 

    • Overview of modeling and psi value calculation process
    • Standard boundary conditions 
    • Material properties 
    • Geometry requirements 
    • Reference points 
    • Calculation and use of equivalent U-values within models
    • Entering psi-values in WUFI Passive and PHPP 

3) Flixo Walk-through 

4) In class demonstrations of modeling for several important thermal bridge types 

    • Exterior and interior wall corners 
    • Rim joists 
    • Roof eaves 
    • Foundations (slabs and footings) 
    • Parapets 
    • Windows (sill, header, jamb) 
    • Special cases: Unheated basement 

5) Tips and Tricks for Projects with Large Amounts of Thermal Bridges 

6) Flixo Practice 

    • Individual/small-team modeling projects using selected details from real projects. 

Learning Outcomes

    • Model thermal bridges. 
    • Types of thermal Bridges.
    • Understand the impact of design details on energy performance of High-performance buildings / Passive House. 
    • Learn about concepts and protocol for thermal bridge modeling.  
      • Overview of modeling and psi value calculation process  
      • Standard boundary conditions 
      • Material properties 
      • Geometry requirements 
      • Reference points 
      • Calculation and use of equivalent U-values within models
      • Entering psi-values in WUFI Passive and PHPP 

Prerequisites / required background knowledge

    • Some familiarity with thermal bridges.
    • For a better learning experience in this course, we encourage participants to have 2 monitors during the course.

Learning resources provided

    • Digital copy of course slides

Recommended for

Architects, engineers, energy modelers, Passive House consultants, designers and other building professionals who want to build on their skills of thermal bridge modeling. 


Course Instructor

The instructor for this course will be Chris Petit.

Chris Petit, CPHD, CPHT, PHI-accredited Certifier & Trainer

Chris provides technical assistance to members of Passive House Canada and municipalities across Canada with the PHC Technical Services team. As a member of several standards committees, Chris collaborates to improve energy efficiency standards and help make high performance building the norm. Chris is a Passive House consultant, tradesperson, trainer, and building certifier accredited by the Passive House Institute. He has provided design support and energy modeling services since 2008 with the Center for Sustainable Building Research, Clean Energy Coalition, Regenerative Design, and CertiPHIers Cooperative. 

Course Fee

PHC Member – $922
Non- Member- $1010

*Both tickets include a one-year “training” Flixo Energy Plus License. Student who already have Flixo software will get a $130 discount. To obtain your discount, please contact [email protected]

**Please note that this course is limited to 20 participants and will be live-only.*


Information about flixo can be found on this website: https://www.flixo.com/ 

PHC acknowledges the Flixo Course and curriculum remain the intellectual property of CSBR and Regenerative Design LLC. PHC acknowledges CSBR, Regenerative Design LLC, and CC as developers of the Flixo Course 


Professional Development

Total number of learning hours: 15

AIBC Core Learning Units: 15 Core LUs (based on attendance of live course)
BC Housing (HPO): 15 CPD Informal (based on attendance of live course)
PHI: 16 Credit points (based on attendance of live course)
ALBNL: 15 Core Learning Hours (based on attendance of live course)
AANB: 15 Core Learning Hours (based on attendance of live course)
NSAA: 15 Core Learning Hours (based on attendance of live course)