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Passive House Canada

Passive House Canada is a national non-profit professional association advocating for the Passive House high-performance building standard. Passive House is recognized internationally as the proven best way to build for comfort, affordability and energy efficiency of residential, institutional and commercial buildings, through all stages of design, construction, and livability.
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  • Course Description: Passive House Canada: ONLINE: Achieving the Passive House Standard for Existing Buildings – 14 Feb 2023

    February 14, 2023 - March 02, 2023



    Learning Outcomes

    Participants will gain knowledge about the International Passive House Standards and how these certifications apply to Retrofits of existing buildings as well as the specific Certification pathways which have been developed for conversions of existing buildings.

    Understand the various Passive House strategies for improving durability, health, comfort and energy-efficiency and how they can be applied in retrofit scenarios

    Analyze the implications of modifications to the building envelope and review some common issues and pitfalls in high performance retrofits

    Understand how building retrofits fit into the larger nationwide efforts at climate-change adaptation and mitigation.