Passive House Windows: How to Install Passive House Windows
The Passive House Windows: How to Install Passive House Windows is a specialty course within The Passive House Network’s educational offerings and part of the Passive House Windows course group.
This course will cover the window installation process for PH windows. The course is geared towards building trades, including general contractors and window installers. The first section will review the basic principles of the Passive house standard and how windows fit into this process. The next section will present a catalog of available components, typologies and configurations regarding high performance windows. The following two sections will cover best- practices for window installations, as well as a detailed breakdown of the typical window installation process. The presentation will conclude with several real world case-studies showcasing unique high performance fenestration installs.
By the end of this lesson, you will be able to:
Recognize the roles of various control layers within the building and how windows are integrated and connected to those layers
Describe the effect of windows on occupant comfort
Evaluate the different operation types and materials used in high performance windows
Identify and describe different methods for how to install PH windows effectively, including thermal bridge free installations, over insulations, and proper shading