Learn to build passive with Saint-Gobain this autumn
The Passive House Academy, in association with Saint-Gobain, will run a Passive House Tradesperson course on 21 and 22 October at the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy in Erith, Kent. The course will cover passive house design principles, U-value calculations, thermal bridging and airtightness, insulation materials, passive house glazing, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery systems, and much more.
For £395 (plus VAT), trainees will receive two full days of hands-on practical training. Those who book places before 2 October can send two delegates for the price of one, while CITB grant funding of £100 is also available.
The course also includes an option of two additional days of online coursework for attendees who want to prepare to sit the exam for international accreditation as a certified Passive House Tradesperson, by the Passive House Institute.
Particularly targeted at building contractors looking to learn the practical skills required to the build to the passive house standard, the course is primarily focused on the passive house building envelope, but it will also cover mechanical systems for passive buildings, among other topics. For more information, see www.passivehousecourse.co.uk.
Meanwhile Saint-Gobain Technical Academy's in Ireland is running a ‘Get Practical about Passive’ event on Friday, 25 September as part of World Green Building Week. The event will feature an array of expert speakers from the industry, and will cover topics such as cost effective and practical solutions for passive building. For more information, see here.