Free Webinar: Introduction to Passive House Trades, November 1, 9am-1pm

  • 1 November 2023
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 01:00 PM
  • Event Host : Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
Free Webinar: Introduction to Passive House Trades, November 1
Event Description

Presented by The Passive House Network, the Introduction to Passive House Trades course will broadly cover the following topics: Passive House (PH) basics, review typical construction types, windows and installation, air barriers and insulation and new, innovative PH products. It is crucial when working on Passive House buildings to properly install components, understand how to correctly implement design details and assess and plan for the current and future performance of the building. This live online course is accompanied by mini video tutorials for various PH product installations, plus incorporates actual building of PH details relevant to the US construction industry. It can also help prepare those interested in the Certified Passive House Tradesperson training.

The objective of this course is that at the conclusion, participants will be able to:

  • Review of high performance design basics
  • Review typical construction types along with sample details and photos
  • Focus on high performance windows
  • Look at new and innovative Passive House components


  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
  • Agenda
    • - Introduction and safety message
      - Intro to passive house and building envelope
      - Carpentry, window installers, air barrier, insulation trades
      - HVAC, plumbing, and electrical trades
      - Passive house QA/QC techniques for ensuring success
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Steve Mann

      Steve Mann, principal of Home Energy Services, is a California HERS Rater and Certified Energy Analyst (CEA), LEED AP+ Homes and Green Rater, and is a certified Passive House Designer, Tradesperson, Trainer, and building Certifier with the Passive House Institute. His two most recent residential design/build projects are Net Zero Energy (NZE), and both LEED Platinum and Passive House certified. Home Energy Services is a San Francisco Bay Area consulting firm that provides sustainability and energy-efficiency consulting and training services.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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