PHPP-IP – Course I – On Demand

Course Number: NYPH_101 | PHPP-IP – Course I

Title: An Introduction to the Passive House Planning Package (IP) (PHPP-IP)

Delivery:

  • Asynchronous: Online in Canvas
    • Lecture videos
    • Assignments
    • Quizzes
    • Assessments

Course Instructors:

Administration and support:

Teaching Assistant:

Professional development:

  • NYPH_101 | PHPP-IP – Course I – 10 LU (PHI)

Course Fee:

  • NYPH Members – $100
  • Non-Members – $150

Course Description:

The Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is a powerful tool for anyone looking to design, build or certify a Passive House project. This excel-based energy modeling software can yield tremendous insight into how our buildings are performing and can help design and construction teams identify the best pathways to a healthy, durable and low-energy project. However, along with this power comes complexity. The PHPP can often be quite intimidating to first-time users, and even experienced practitioners can easily get lost within this multifaceted tool.

The comprehensive course, organized into easy to digest Modules, will introduce participants to the proper use of the PHPP within the context of a residential building project. By following along with the course, through a mix of self-paced online video lectures and synchronous in-person sessions, participants will learn how to transform a set of architectural drawings, details and specifications into a fully fledged PHPP model. Along the way we’ll also dive into the background, conventions, standards and rules which govern the use of the PHPP for Certified Passive House buildings. Additionally, we’ll see how we can use the PHPP to test design iterations, evaluate building performance and gain a better understanding of the Passive House performance targets. This course is designed with the US practitioner in mind and will be conducted in English, using the IP version of the software. The course will work best for those participants who want to ‘model-along’ and so having a working copy of the PHPP v9.7-IP will be important, though not required. This course will be useful to anyone looking to better understand this powerful and important piece of the Passive House toolkit.

Recommended for:

  • Passive House Designers and Consultants
  • Contractors, architects, and engineers
  • Building officials and code officials
  • Trades
  • Students and faculty
  • Anyone who would like to learn about energy modeling a high performance Passive House

Prerequisites / required background knowledge:

  • Basic knowledge of Excel
  • Basic understanding of passive house principles

Learning resources provided:

All the required resources throughout the course will be provided on Canvas. At the end of each class, the required reading assignments and due dates will be highlighted.

  • Digital copy of course slide.
  • Assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Lecture video recording available for at least 6 months.

Learning resources required:

  • Everyone should have a PHPP-IPv9.7
  • Working copy of Microsoft Excel. Note: PHPP does not work in Apple-Numbers or Google-Sheets.
  • Ability to open and view PDF documents

Course Outline:

The course is organized into three independent Sections:

  • Course I – Verification & Assemblies (10 LU)
    • 1.0: Verification and Climate
    • 2.0: Assemblies
    • 3.0: Opaque Areas
    • 4.0: Ground

Each module consists of a series of on-demand video lectures where class participants will be able to follow along in the modeling of a simple residential building. Each module will culminate in a live online question and answer session where the instructor will be able to review the student’s work and respond to any problems or questions.

Learning Objectives:

By the successful completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • UNDERSTANDING: Proper use of the PHPP within the context of a residential building project.
  • COMPETENCE: How to transform a set of architectural drawings, details and specifications into a fully fledged PHPP model
  • DISCUSS: Standards and rules which govern the use of the PHPP for Certified Passive House buildings
  • DISCOVER: Use the PHPP to test design iterations, evaluate building performance

Additional Course Expenses:

You should expect to purchase up to $170 on PHPP-IPv9.7 for NYPH members.

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These resources include:

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Date

Jan 01 2022 - Dec 31 2022
Ongoing...

Cost

$150.00

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New York Passive House

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New York Passive House
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347-509-6974
Email
info@nypassivehouse.org
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https://www.nypassivehouse.org/
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