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Passive House Tradespersons – Building Envelope Specialization

June 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm


This five day course provides the knowledge and practical hands-on skills that building contractors, designers, consultants and advanced students need to build to the Passive House standard; an internationally recognized ultra-low energy standard. This course focuses on building enclosure optimization and provides a foundation in passive house principles, while stressing the importance of construction fundamentals and proper sequencing and using a variety of materials. An introduction to heat and energy recovery ventilators will be provided.

Special Offer

If you work in the construction industry within the City of Vancouver, you may be eligible to apply for a partially subsidized offering of this course (sponsored by the City of Vancouver). To see City of Vancouver sponsored course dates, and for more information about the eligibility criteria to apply, please click here.


  • Students should have prior knowledge/experience in the construction industry or related fields.


  • Students who complete the course are eligible to write the exam to become a Certified Passive House Tradesperson – Building Envelope Specialization through the Passive House Institute. Exam registration and payment is to be done separately through Passive House Canada.
  • This course will take place in a classroom/lab workshop with a combination of lecture and hands-on construction material. The following equipment is required: CSA approved safety footwear (green triangle), and clothing suitable for working in a construction environment. This course is set at 36 hours in total will have a 45 minute lunch break.

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June 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am
June 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm


BCIT High Performance Building Lab
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2 Canada
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