The Passive House Network Announces Launch of Specialized Thermal Bridges Course | New

NEW YORK, 21 October 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – The Passive House Network (PHN) today announced the launch of the Thermal Bridging Course, as an on-demand online training course for architects, engineers and consultants working on residential building construction and passive house commercials.

“Thermal bridging calculations are essential to provide predictable building performance and profitable construction,” said Sharon Gaber, Managing Director of PHN. Gaber noted, “With this advanced course, architects, engineers and consultants can close the loop on fabricating truly continuous insulation and be assured of high performance that meets the needs of occupants and our climate crisis.”

The Thermal Bridge course is available anytime, upon request, over a six-month period. This availability allows students to access lessons at their own pace, review the calculations step by step as needed and master this critical aspect of passive house design. The cost is $ 595. 14 AIA LU / HSW credits are available. Topics will cover:

  • THERM introduction and configuration
  • Assemblies
  • Junctions
  • the Windows
  • Ground
  • Next steps

The course was developed in collaboration with Ed May and BLDGtyp. Ed May, a BLDGtyp partner, said: “For a building enclosure to provide predictable passive house performance, full consideration of thermal bridges is necessary. The course we have developed carefully guides students on this path, clarifies critical aspects, and provides the skills to complete the loop and support Passive House energy balance calculations. “

The course, Thermal Bridging, is part of a larger passive house educational journey, which begins with introductory courses, including a suite of on-demand introductory topics offered by the Building Energy Exchange (BEEx) , based in New York, the core of the certified passive house. Passive house certified designer and craftsman courses and other specialized expert training.

“The courses of the training path are all organized to build on each other and support the growth of high performance skills as we work to make buildings a solution to our climate, health and social crises,” said the executive director of PHN, Ken levenson. “Our climate emergency demands nothing less.”

This course is available on:

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About the passive house network:

The Passive House Network (PHN), formerly known as NAPHN, is a high performance building literacy program. We provide comprehensive, high-quality passive house training to stakeholders in the building industry, from architects and engineers to builders and developers, regulators and policy makers. We demystify the impact of design and construction choices, form knowledge sharing networks, raise expectations and fundamentally transform the way professionals think and work.

PHN is a national independent non-profit educational organization affiliated with the International Passive House Association (iPHA) and the Passive House Institute (PHI), located in Darmstadt, Germany.

PHN has chapters based in New Jersey (, Washington DC (, the Rocky Mountain region (, Minnesota ( and Pennsylvania (

PHN supports the widespread adoption of international passive house design and construction standards, building science principles and protocols, as a critical response to our climate crisis – delivering unparalleled efficiency in mitigating climate disruption and s ” adapt to rapidly changing environmental conditions.

About the passive house:

Passive House is an international construction standard and methodology, applicable to buildings of all kinds, from office buildings to hospitals, new construction and renovations, which lead to dramatic reductions in operational energy consumption and costs. healthier and more comfortable occupants – intended to aggressively mitigate our climate crisis while ensuring resilient adaptation.

The Passive House Standard was developed by the Passive House Institute (PHI), an independent scientific research organization, located in Darmstadt, Germany, and includes specific requirements for energy consumption and occupant comfort. The passive house standard is successfully applied to thousands of buildings and millions of square feet around the world, from Boston To Beijing.

The passive house methodology begins with reducing cooling, dehumidifying and heating loads by focusing not on gadgets and active technology, but rather on fully integrated durable passive building components, such as continuous insulation. without thermal bridging, continuous airtightness, efficient windows and doors and ventilation that includes a high efficiency heat / energy recovery core, carefully calculated and integrated into the entire architectural process of design and construction. construction.

Media contact

Ken levenson, North American Passive House Network, +1 (917) 837-8487, [email protected]

SOURCE North American Passive House Network

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