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What is Passive House?

The term passive house (from German Passivhaus) refers to a rigorous design and building standard  that focuses on the building envelope and  results in cost-effective, low energy homes, with less complex heating and cooling systems.

The Passive House standard has grown rapidly since its inception, with now over 40,000 homes worldwide having been built to its specifications. Its design uses these techniques in an aim to achieve an 80% – 90% energy performance savings for each building constructed, and has been applied to many building types including homes, schools, grocery stores and commercial office buildings.

Want your next project to be a Passive House? CaGBC Education has you covered.

Get introduced with our one-hour webinar, Passive House Basics

Next available dates:

October 1, 2014 – REGISTER NOW

This webinar will define what a Passive House is, how the design standard is applied to different building types and the requirement for careful design and high performance components. It will touch on which building types are more suitable for a first project and how expertise in Passive House design and construction is acquired.

Go in-depth with our five-day Passive House Design and Construction Course

Next available dates:

October 10-24, in Vancouver – REGISTER NOW
October 31-November 9, in Edmonton – REGISTER NOW
November 17-21, in Toronto – REGISTER NOW
November 22-30, in Halifax – REGISTER NOW 

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) would like you to join us in learning about this growing green building standard. This five-day course developed and taught by the expert instructors at the Canadian Passive House Institute, is aimed at all Canadian building and design professionals, architects, engineers, builders, contractors, advanced students and others who are motivated to learn how to build to the world’s most advanced and ecological construction standard – the Passive House Standard.

The goal of the course is to enable you to design or build your first Passive House and it helps you to prepare yourself to pass the International Passive House Exam.For more detailed information on the design fundamentals that encompass Passive House, visit the Canadian Passive House Institute’s website.

For more information

Call:  (866) 941-1184 ext. 1033
Email:  education@cagbc.org

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