Yestermorrow Design/Build School

Yestermorrow is pleased to partner with Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) and offer the complete nine-day Passive House Consultants Training program. The Passive House concept represents today’s highest energy standard with the promise of slashing the heating energy consumption of buildings by an amazing 90%. In the realm of super energy efficiency, the Passive House presents an intriguing option for new and retrofit construction in residential, commercial, and institutional projects.

The Consultants Training Program covers the content and exercises that teach the principles and tools of passive energy design and consulting. The course will train the participant to put a measurable and verifiable extremely low energy metric and holistic systems design into practice to create highly comfortable, very low energy buildings with exceptional indoor air quality at an affordable cost. Energy, design, engineering, construction, and other related professionals will be provided with the skills necessary to design and consult on certifiable building projects that meet the Passive House building energy standard for all climate zones of North America.

The first half of the program focuses on basic low energy design practices, theory of heat transfer, the software tool Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) and its methodology to calculate the specific energy performance of single- and multi-family residential houses. The second half addresses mechanical systems design, Passive House retrofits, non-residential buildings, quality assurance, and economic feasibility. After passing a final exam (offered on the final afternoon of the program), participants earn the professional designation Certified Passive House Consultant (NaCPHC). Participants will need to bring a laptop, purchase a copy of the PHPP 2007 software/handbook and have basic Excel knowledge.