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ONLINE: Flixo Training – Model Thermal Bridges for High-Performance Buildings – 21 October 2024

Dates

Day 1 & 2: Monday October 21, 2024 & Friday October 25, 2024 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT)
Day 3 & 4: Monday October 28, 2024 & Friday November 1, 2024 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT)

*Dates are subject to change

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 modelling. Then, you will model several common thermal bridges using Flixo with guidance. 

This course includes a one-year “training” Flixo Energy License (a value of $344 USD). Students who already have the Flixo software may be eligible for a discount and should reach out to us at [email protected] for further information.

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 the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR) and Regenerative Design LLC. PHC acknowledges CSBR, Regenerative Design LLC, and CertiPHIers Cooperative as developers of the Flixo Course 

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 modelled 
    • Qualitative and quantitative assessment 

2) Thermal Bridge Protocols 

    • Overview of modelling 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 modelling 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 modelling 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 modelling.  
      • Overview of modelling 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 

Recommended for

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

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

Course Instructor

The instructor for this course will be Chris Petit.

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

Chris provides education and technical assistance to members of Passive House Canada and municipalities across Canada. 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, site supervisor, construction verifier, trainer, and building certifier accredited by the Passive House Institute. He has provided design support and energy modelling services since 2008 with the Center for Sustainable Building Research, Clean Energy Coalition, Regenerative Design, and CertiPHIers Cooperative. 


Course Fee

PHC Member – $968*
Non-Member – $1061

*Member prices will be displayed for current members once added to the cart

**This course includes a one-year “training” Flixo Energy License (a value of $344 USD). Students who already have the Flixo software may be eligible for a discount and should reach out to us at [email protected] for further information.

NOTE: In order to provide the best possible learning experience, the Flixo Energy Licenses will be available a week prior to the course start. For advance access, a free, 30-day trial version is available for download for those who are interested: https://www.flixo.com/demo-version/

***Please note that this course is limited to 25 participants and will be live-only (no recordings are provided).

Funding Opportunities

At Passive House Canada we are committed to supporting our community in a number of ways. As a potential course participant, you might qualify for government funding that could be applied to any of our courses and certification exams. Please consult the links here to find out more about funding available in your province.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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


Professional Development

Total number of learning hours: 15 (based on attendance of live course)

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: 20 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)
AAA: self-reported