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Get advanced building science training and become a PHI Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT) through North American Passive House Network (NAPHN). Learn about the most advanced construction standard in the world, how to implement passive principles in your projects, and everything necessary to become a Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT). Open to all tradespeople and project team members with working knowledge of construction.

Minneapolis, MN – October 25, 2019 – North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) is pleased to announce their inaugural Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT) Training occurring November 12-16, in Minneapolis, MN.

CPHT = Certified Passive House Tradesperson. The CPHT training ensures participants are equipped with the necessary framework and interdisciplinary skills to effectively convey the international Passive House (PH) standard. After passing the exam, CPHTs are given membership and are listed in the database on the International Passive House Institute (PHI) website for 5 years.

A 4-day course that teaches practical Passive House building strategies with theory – with a combination of in-class exercises and hands-on workshop experience, incorporating actual building of Passive House details relevant to the US construction industry. Topics include:

  • Passive House criteria and principles

  • Construction process and quality assurance

  • Thermal insulation and thermal bridge-free construction

  • Airtightness

  • Windows and doors

  • Ventilation and heating and cooling systems

  • Building envelope specialization

Who is this for? This course is for all building professionals: tradespeople, site supervisors and general contractors who will be involved in the construction of Passive House building – as well as architects, MEP and structural engineers, builders and construction managers.

Curriculum Outline

  • Unit 1: Passive House Basics

  • Unit 2: Passive House Economics in North America

  • Unit 3: Thermal Insulation

  • Unit 4: Thermal Bridges

  • Unit 5: Windows + Transparent Components

  • Unit 6: Existing Buildings

  • Unit 7: Air Tightness and Moisture Management

  • Unit 8: Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery

  • Unit 9: Efficient Heating, Cooling and Domestic Hot Water

  • Unit 10: Quality Assurance

North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) is leading the transformation of the building industry to low-energy, high-performance Passive House design and construction. We support the widespread adoption of the international Passive House design and construction standards, building science principles and protocols.

A non-profit educational organization – NAPHN’s work is internationally recognized. NAPHN is focused on the inflection point between policy and implementation. We partner with leading stakeholders across all building sectors, including: governments, professional associations, manufacturers, owners, builders, labor organizations, and educational institutions – to make the transformation complete.

Media Contact
Company Name: North American Passive House Network
Contact Person: Sharon Gaber
Email: Send Email
Phone: 9293768537
City: New York
State: NY
Country: United States