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BCIT’s Passive House Tradesperson – Envelope Specialization
January 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
British Columbia Institute of Technology’s 48-hour course will provide a comprehensive study of residential Passive House construction to ensure that builders, site supervisors, general contractors, tradespeople, and designers or consultants have the applied knowledge to build to the Passive House standard. Students will learn from industry experts and develop an applied understanding of the Passive House Standard, building science, ultra-airtight design and construction, thermal-bridge free and highly insulated assembly details, PH window and door installation practices, and an introduction to ventilation and mechanical systems for Passive House homes. Students will develop a solid understanding of Passive House planning principles, standard metrics, certification requirements, processes, and quality control best practices. Course includes an exam preparation session to ensure students are prepared to earn their certification as an International Passive House Tradesperson by completing the Certified Passive House Tradesperson Exam (standard international exam set by the Passive House Institute and offered in Canada by Passive House Canada). This course is offered fully online with industry expert instructors providing online lectures and live construction demonstrations in the BCIT High Performance Building Lab. Self-directed online learning modules contain reference materials, applied exercises, take-away job-aids, knowledge checks, and exam preparation. The Winter 2021 course will run from January 21st to March 18th.