An Introduction to the Passive House High Performance Buildings provides an overview of the core principles of Passive House design and building energy efficiency regulations in Canada. The course also covers the history of energy efficient buildings, energy consumption data and environmental impact, case studies and the economics of creating high performance buildings.
Anyone wishing to understand the basics of Passive House high performance buildings, including:
Homeowners, developers, project coordinators, realtors, subcontractors and component suppliers, architects, engineers, architectural technologists and other design professionals.
Please note this is an introductory course and does not provide the technical knowledge necessary to design and build a Passive House building. If you are ready to take on a Passive House project, we recommend going directly to 120A: Passive House Design and Construction.
Prerequisites / required background knowledge
There are no required prerequisites for this course.
Learning resources provided
- Course manual
- Digital copy of course slides
The instructor for this course will be Susan Hayes.
Total number of learning hours: 7
AIBC Core Learning Units: 6.5
BC Housing (HPO) Training Hours: 7.00
EGBC credits: self-reported