Free PG&E Webinar, Introduction to the Passive House Standard. February 15, 9am-1pm PST

  • 15 February 2023
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 01:00 PM
  • Event Host : PG&E Corporation
PGE Corporation green building webinar
Event Description

The Introduction to the Passive House Standard guides participants through the principles and economics of the Passive House Standard with an in-depth look at enclosure insulation & thermal bridging: principles, calculations, details, systems and components. Presented by The Passive House Network, this course also features case studies for Passive House construction in California to demonstrate successful projects across different building types and show how building codes are reconciled with Passive House requirements.

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

  • Outline the 5 basic principles of Passive House design and how each principle contributes to the health, safety, and welfare of occupants
  • Describe why and how hygienic ventilation is an essential defining component of Passive House design and operation. And outline how the Passive House design focuses on very good energy efficiency which results in side benefits like great occupant thermal and acoustic comfort, improved occupant health outcomes, and economic affordability
  • Highlight the major Passive House tools: PHPP, DesignPH and Therm, and provide an overview of the tools in correlation with data-driven design
  • Illustrate the data-driven design process used to help projects meet their comfort, durability and climate goals
  • Implement how to get from where the participant is now to building a building adhering to the international passive house standard through applicable case studies

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • PG&E Corporation
  • Agenda
    • 1. Introduction and safety message
      2. The passive house idea
      3. Reasons for passive house and benefits of passive house construction
      4. Discuss CA climate goals and how passive house achieves them
      5. Review the 5 core techniques of passive house construction
      6. Review passive house certification
      7. Discussion of the passive house tools: PHPP, DesignPH and Therm
      8. Case studies for passive house construction in California
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Steve Mann: Principal, Home Energy Services, California
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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