Passive House Planning Package (PHPP)
An in-depth look at the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) specifically geared towards residential building design & certification.
The Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is the key tool in designing and certifying passive house buildings. Take a step beyond the basics found in the Certified Passive House Designer course, and gain experience in using the PHPP with a variety of provided case studies.
Geared around using the PHPP for residential building design and certification, Passive House professionals will be guided step-by-step through the relevant worksheets. You will learn the correct conventions for measurements and calculations as well as proper documentation during this course.
Join The Passive House Network & our course partner Peel Passive House Consulting Ltd for Using PHPP in Passive House Design and Certification.
Why attend this course?
- Gain insights on how to use the PHPP
- Develop skills for fill out the PHPP based on specific residential project case studies
Course Schedule & Selection
In this course students will learn how to use the PHPP for residential building design and certification. Participants will be guided step-by-step through the relevant worksheets while learning the correct conventions for measurements and calculations. Proper documentation will also be covered in detail. A case study will provide participants with practical experience in completing and documenting PHPP calculations for building certification.
Using PHPP in Passive House Design and Certification is jointly provided by PHN and Peel Passive House Consulting Ltd.
Register now for 180 day access to course content.
In January 2023, the newest version of the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) software was released. Join us for this live-online, 2-day course to learn about the updates in PHPP v10, receive an overview of the software, and have hands-on practice. The course will take place online from 12-4:30 PM ET on June 27th and June 29th. Registrants will also receive a recording of both days.
PHPP v10: Update and Overview is jointly provided by PHN and Peel Passive House Consulting Ltd.
About the Passive House Planning Package:
PHPP is an indispensable Passive House design tool. It empowers designers to develop optimal building designs, striking a fine balance between often competing requirements, such aesthetics, daylight, comfort, moisture control, thermal performance, solar gain, and cost. Powerful iterative modelling features combined with real-time results streamline the modelling process and enable easy integration into your design workflow.
For projects seeking certification, it’s the only accepted tool to verify compliance with the international Passive House Standard.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Who Should Attend
This course was developed for Passive House professionals who are certified or have completed a Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant course without becoming certified.
Knowledge of excel, familiarity with reading construction drawings, and a general understanding of low energy buildings is expected. Participants who lack one or more of these may find it difficult to keep up with the course material and exercises.
Laptop with a take-off program (CAD, PDF etc), PHPPv9 software, and the PHPP manual. For drawings take-offs, either your own software can be used or you can download the free Autodesk Design Review. AutoDesk Design Review does not work on Macs. You can either use Windows for Mac, or download an alternative CAD mark-up program.
Note: The Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) and PHPP manual are included in our Certified Passive House Course. If you do not have the software, you can find more information about the PHPP and its requirements PHI’s website or through the U.S. distributor 475 High Performance Building Supply.
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Members of The Passive House Network receive up to 20% off on PHN courses plus additional benefits.
A professional level membership pays for itself when registering for the Certified Passive House Designer course. Students and Emerging Professionals memberships also available.
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Things to Know
Course Completion Requirements
For PHN On-Demand courses all lessons, topics, and quizzes must be marked complete; any required webinars must be attended; AND the post-training survey must be completed.
For In-Person & Live-Online single day courses, 100% attendance is required to receive a course completion certificate.
For In-Person & Live-Online multi-day courses, no more than 2 hours can be missed to receive a course completion certificate.
Continuing Education Credits
Courses with continuing education credits (AIA or PHI) are noted in the course details section.
AIA credits for Live-Online and In-Person Courses will be reported to AIA by PHN if a participant provides their AIA number during registration. All other participants can use the certificate of completion to report continuing education credits either to AIA, or other agencies that recognize the AIA CE credits.
PHI credits are self-reporting. Find out a courses PHI course number. Report PHI credits.
Live-Online and On-Demand courses require a personal computer or laptop with a good internet connection speeds and audio listening capabilities. A web-camera is optional but preferred for Live-Online sessions.
In-Person courses do not require laptops or other devices, unless specifically mentioned. Although a laptop, or other note-taking equipment (pen and paper) are encouraged.
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