Introduction to Passive House Trades Course is Now Available On-Demand

The new introductory course delivers actionable information on constructing Passive House buildings to the Building Trades industry. It is accessible online and on-demand, providing greater flexibility and convenience.

New York, NY December 8, 2021 -  The Passive House Network (PHN) announced today the launch of an on-demand format of its course, Introduction to Passive House Trades. It is a 4-hour training for contractors and tradespeople working on Passive House residential and commercial building construction.

“Builders are a critical link in delivering high-performance Passive House buildings, but too often introductory training is difficult to find and access,” said Ken Levenson, PHN Executive Director.  Levenson noted, “By adapting this introductory course to the on-demand format, builders can now attend when it’s most convenient to their schedules and access the education that will help drive their professional development.”

The course is now live and accessible at any time.  The cost is $156.  4 AIA LU/HSW credits are available. Topics cover:

  1. Passive House basics.

  2. Typical construction types (commercial & residential).

  3. Windows and installation.

  4. Air barriers and insulation.

  5. New innovative building products.

  6. And more!

The course is accompanied by mini video tutorials for various PH product installations and incorporates actual building of Passive House details relevant to the US construction industry.

Introduction to Passive House Trades is part of a larger Passive House education pathway, that begins with introductory classes, including a suite of on-demand introductory topics offered by the Building Energy Exchange (BEEx), based in NYC, the core Certified Passive House Designer and Certified Passive House Tradesperson courses, and other specialized expert training, all organized to build on each other and support growing high-performance competency as we work to make buildings a solution to our climate, health, and social crises.

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