The day before Greenbuild, the huge green building expo in Philly, learn the basics of Passive House.
Full-Day Passive House Primer Course
Architecture Department, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia
Architecture Building, Room # 104, 2001 North 13th
Street, Philadelphia PA 19122
9am Tuesday November 19th 2013
This course is aimed at anyone interested in high performance buildings, including architects, designers, engineers and
consultants as well as contractors, product suppliers, educators, students and researchers.
The registration fee for the event is $95. This includes tutor notes sent via e-mail, AIA Accreditation as well as a coffee
break. Lunch for Participants is available in the University restaurant.
This program is accredited by the American Institute of Architects and is worth 6.5 Learning Units
Duration: 6.5 hours of classroom training, from 9am to 5pm.
Format: Combination of presentations, exercises, debate and pro-demo in the application of pre-fabricated
buildings, airtightness and window technologies.
Venue: Kindly hosted by the Architecture Department at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University.
Trainer: Tomás O’Leary, Co-Founder of the Passive House Academy.
Class Size: Class size is typically 25 to 40 persons.
- Definition of the Passive House Standard and explanation of Space Heating and Cooling Demand, as well as
- Heating and Cooling Load;
- Presentation of several built case study projects, including domestic and large scale commercial;
- Detailed presentation of Onion Flats ‘Ridge Flats’ 146 unit Passive House project (largest Passive House project in the US);
- Overview of key construction elements including insulation, airtightness, thermal bridging, windows, energy recovery ventilation;
- Hands-on classroom exercises in energy balance calculations;
- Pro-demo by practitioners involved in airtightness and high performance window installations;
- Demonstrating the practicalities and benefits of using the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) – watch how the software can be used to evaluate materials, windows, ERV’s…;
- Key issues involved in designing projects to the Passive House standard; and
- Question and Answer session.
Register at the Passive House Academy website here.