Passive House Network Virtual Retrofit Training (Part I), November 8, 1 pm ET

  • 8 November 2022 To 13 September 2022
  • Start time : 01:00 PM
  • End time : 05:00 PM
  • Event Host : The Passive House Network
Retrofit Training for Passive House
Event Description

Part 1 of the Passive House Retrofit Series introduces participants to the unique circumstances in design and retrofitting conventional architecture to the passive house standard.

The Passive House standard is not just for new construction. Breathe sustainable life into old buildings using the Passive House Institute EnerPHit standards in your retrofit projects. Learn how existing structures can benefit from retrofits to move a structure from a low to high-performance building.

Applying the passive house standard to existing structure has its own unique challenges. Take a look at the passive house standard from the perspective of retrofitting existing structures. Through case studies of successful retrofits, see how to upgrade a building with respect to airtightness, insulation, thermal bridge reductions, high-performance windows, and ventilation. Plus learn about the EnerPHit standards and process.

This course is an introduction passive house retrofits and is part one of a retrofit series coming soon.

Why attend this course?

  • Gain insights on how Passive House standards are applied to existing buildings
  • Learn about the unique Passive House certification standards for retrofitted buildings.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Outline the basic requirements of the different Passive House EnerPhit Certifications
  • Explain exterior and interior insulation options for Passive House retrofits
  • Describe the airtightness options and techniques used in Passive House retrofits
  • Describe the unique thermal bridging situations in retrofits.
  • Highlight the important considerations of window replacements and detailing
  • Explain proper vent systems in retrofits
  • List heating and cooling options for retrofits
  • Identify the key aspects of the PHPP related to retrofits

This course was developed for a wide range of student profiles include architects, MEP and structural engineers, facade, energy and sustainability consultants, contractors, developers, policymakers, regulators, and more, who are engaged in retrofit projects.

An introductory knowledge of Passive House standards is not required.


  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • The Passive House Network
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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