Continuing Education

PassivHaus


1.5 Hours CE Auto Reporting No Expiration

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Approved Hours

USGBC and AIA (HSW) approved continuing education credit

Passivhaus buildings provide a high level of occupant comfort while using very little energy for heating and cooling. They are built with meticulous attention to detail and rigorous design and construction according to principles developed by the Passivhaus Institute in Germany, and can be certified through an exacting quality assurance process. Passivhaus buildings achieve a 75% reduction in space heating requirements, compared to standard practice for UK new build.

Learning Objectives

  • Determine basic principles of a PassivHaus building
  • Understand how PassivHaus design techniques can help in achieving energy efficiency
  • Identify different ways a building can achieve improved energy efficiency
  • Identify the technical requirements for a building to qualify for PassivHaus certification

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