EDUCATION PROVIDER PROGRAM (EPP)

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New Course Providers are required to submit the following completed documents for review:

Please download the appropriate form(s) for completion and send to EPP@aanb.org

Questions?

  • Please contact EPP@aanb.org if you have questions regarding the Program.
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Distance Learning

Passive House Canada: ONLINE: Achieving the Passive House Standard for Existing Buildings – 14 Feb 2023

ONLINE

Buildings shape the lives, health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. Unfortunately, too many of the buildings across Canada often have significant problems: from drafty building envelopes, to mold and moisture problems, to inefficient HVAC systems. The Passive House standard has evolved over the years and now includes powerful tools, guidelines and certification pathways which can assist design and construction professionals seeking to retrofit existing buildings to be more comfortable, healthier and use less energy.

This in-depth seminar will introduce participants to the Passive House retrofit ‘EnerPHit’ standards and highlight some examples of successful Passive House retrofits from around the world. We will discuss the basic principles of Passive House design, including thermal comfort, energy efficiency, durability and health – as well as some of the common tools and techniques for achieving these goals on retrofits. We’ll also review how the EnerPHit standard fits into the larger efforts at decarbonization across Canada. Anyone looking to rehabilitate an existing building will benefit from this course, and in particular this course is a crucial first step for anyone looking to certify a building as a Passive House EnerPHit retrofit. 

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Passive House Canada: ONLINE: Pathway to Passive House Trades Certification (150P) – Feb 2023

ONLINE

This three-part course teaches practical Passive House building techniques and theory about this high-performance building standard.

This course includes online lectures and hands-on workshop experience, incorporating actual building of Passive House elements relevant to the Canadian construction industry.

Passive House Construction Training Course for Trades – Theoretical (150A)

Passive House Construction Training Course for Trades – Practical (150B)

Exam Preparation (150C)

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Passive House Canada: NS HYBRID: Pathway to Passive House Trades Certification (150P) – Feb 2023

NS HYBRID - Location: (To be confirmed)

This course teaches practical Passive House building techniques and theory about this high-performance building standard.

This course includes online lectures and hands-on workshop experience, incorporating actual building of Passive House elements relevant to the Canadian construction industry.

Passive House Construction Training Course for Trades – Theoretical (150A)

Passive House Construction Training Course for Trades – Practical (150B)

Exam Preparation (150C) ONLINE


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VECTORWORKS: Algorithms-Aided Design in BIM Software - MAR 2023

ONLINE GO TO WEBINAR - FREE - 1 HOUR

Algorithms-aided design tools can bring endless opportunities for customization and automation within your design software and allow more experimentation and optimization within designs. This presentation will discuss some basics of algorithmic modelling, give some examples of scripts that you can build in BIM software, and look at several real-world algorithmic modelling success stories.

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Passive House Canada: ONLINE: Pathway to Passive House Designer/Consultant Certification (120P) Mar 2023

ONLINE

Pathway to Passive House Certification

Passive House certification ensures that you or your organization are expertly qualified to design high performance, highly efficient buildings to meet Canada’s national green building strategy.

Passive House Design and Construction (120A)

Understanding and Working with PHPP (120B)

Exam Preparation for Designer/Consultant Exam (120C)

Our Pathway to Certification has proven to be the most effective program to get participants ready to pass the challenging exam.

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Passive House Canada: ONLINE: Flixo Training – Model Thermal Bridges for High-Performance Buildings – 15 Mar 2023

ONLINE - 4 DAYS

Flixo Training – Model Thermal Bridges for High-Performance Buildings

In this 16 hour course, you will model thermal bridges using Flixo and understand the impact of design details on the energy performance of High-Performance Buildings/ Passive House Buildings. We cover the concepts and protocols for thermal bridge modelling. Then, you will model several common thermal bridges using Flixo with guidance. 

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Passive House Canada: ONLINE: Pathway to Passive House Designer/Consultant Certification (120P) Apr 2023

Pathway to Passive House Certification

Passive House certification ensures that you or your organization are expertly qualified to design high performance, highly efficient buildings to meet Canada’s national green building strategy.

Passive House Design and Construction (120A)

Understanding and Working with PHPP (120B)

Exam Preparation for Designer/Consultant Exam (120C)

Our Pathway to Certification has proven to be the most effective program to get participants ready to pass the challenging exam.

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Passive House Canada: ONLINE: Master Class Series – Building Enclosure Control Layers (4 Sessions) – 13 Apr 2023

ONLINE

This four-part seminar series will help designers and builders of large, multifamily passive house building enclosures—whether residential, commercial, or institutional—to better understand the building science behind water, vapour, and air control layers. The series focuses on wood, steel, and concrete buildings and construction types in all climate zones of Canada.

Session 1: Thursday April 13, 2023 – 10am to 12pm (PT)

Session 2: Thursday April 27, 2023 – 10am to 12pm (PT)

Session 3: Thursday May 11, 2023 – 10am to 12pm (PT)

Session 4: Thursday May 25, 2023 – 10am to 12pm (PT)

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Passive House Canada: ONLINE: Construction Verifier –18 Apr 2023

ONLINE

Are you already well ac­quain­ted with Pass­ive House build­ing design, e.g. through the par­ti­cip­a­tion in a Pass­ive House De­sign­er course, and now want to deep­en your know­ledge? The Construction Verifier course will help you gain ad­vanced com­pet­en­ce in site supervision, building commissioning and navigation of Passive House certification.

This masterclass is designed for existing Certified Passive House Designers/Consultants to build their knowledge of other professional groups and activities which are integral to the construction of Passive Houses, with a focus on im­proving com­pet­en­cy on Pass­ive House con­struc­tion sites and gaining valuable insight into the com­mis­sion­ing of en­ergy ef­fi­cient build­ings and the cer­ti­fic­a­tion pro­cess of Pass­ive House / En­erPHit pro­jects.

The training is divided into the following modules: 1. Site Supervisor / 2. Commissioning / 3. Navigating Passive House Certification

Day 1 & 2: Tuesday April 18 & Thursday April 20, 2023 from 9am – 1pm (PT) each day

Day 3 & 4: Tuesday April 25 & Thursday April 27, 2023 from 9am – 1pm (PT) each day

Day 5 & 6: Tuesday May 2 & Thursday May 4, 2023 from 9am – 1pm (PT) each day

Day 7 & 8: Tuesday May 16 & Thursday May 18, 2023 from 9am – 1pm (PT) each day

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Passive House Canada: ONLINE: Site Supervisor –18 Apr 2023

ONLINE

Do you already know what is im­port­ant when build­ing Pass­ive Houses, have worked on Pass­ive House con­struc­tion sites your­self and/or at­ten­ded a Pass­ive House Trades­per­son course?

If so, now is the time to ac­quire in-depth know­ledge and ex­pand on your skills for co­or­din­at­ing and suc­cess­fully ex­ecut­ing com­plex and lar­ge res­id­en­tial and non-res­id­en­tial Pass­ive House / En­erPHit pro­jects on-site.

Day 1 & 2: Tuesday April 18 & Thursday April 20, 2023 from 9am – 1pm (PT) each day

Day 3 & 4: Tuesday April 25 & Thursday April 27, 2023 from 9am – 1pm (PT) each day

This masterclass is designed for existing Certified Passive House Tradespeople to build their knowledge of other professional groups and activities which are integral to the construction of Passive Houses, with a focus on im­proving com­pet­en­cy on Pass­ive House con­struc­tion sites.

Certification for “Passive House Site Supervisor” (SiteS) can be used as a stand-alone training and certification for building professionals who are already certified as Passive House Tradespersons.

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Passive House Canada: ONLINE: Controlling Water and Vapour – From Rainscreens to Vapour Barriers – 27 Apr 2023

ONLINE

If you are a designer or builder who wants to achieve a high-performing, durable Passive House building, you need to understand control layers. Control layers are materials and systems of materials that are specially designed, selected, and detailed to control water, vapour, and air. They are placed throughout the building, from the roof, walls, and floor to the below-grade enclosure assemblies, details, and interfaces. They consist of membranes and other materials typically described as air barriers, vapour barriers, and water-resistive barriers, or collectively as critical barriers.

The design, selection, and placement of control layers can be challenging. Given the highly insulated nature of passive house buildings, even small mistakes in water and air control can create problems. Simply adding insulation to traditional wall and roof assemblies is risky, so air and vapour control practices must be adjusted to consider the assembly layers and details. Therefore, to design and construct effective passive house buildings, designers and builders must understand the building science behind control layers.

Building Enclosure Control Layers – Session 2 of 4 Part Series

Session 2 will take a deeper dive into rainwater control and detailing as well covering vapour control for walls.

This two-hour session will include 90 minutes of live web-based instruction and demonstrations plus a 30-minute Q&A.

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Passive House Canada: ONLINE: Pathway to Passive House Designer/Consultant Certification (120P) May 2023

ONLINE

Pathway to Passive House Certification

Passive House certification ensures that you or your organization are expertly qualified to design high performance, highly efficient buildings to meet Canada’s national green building strategy.

Passive House Design and Construction (120A)

Understanding and Working with PHPP (120B)

Exam Preparation for Designer/Consultant Exam (120C)

Our Pathway to Certification has proven to be the most effective program to get participants ready to pass the challenging exam.

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Passive House Canada: ONLINE: Control of Air – Air Barrier Systems and Material Selection – 11 May 2023

ONLINE

If you are a designer or builder who wants to achieve a high-performing, durable Passive House building, you need to understand control layers. Control layers are materials and systems of materials that are specially designed, selected, and detailed to control water, vapour, and air. They are placed throughout the building, from the roof, walls, and floor to the below-grade enclosure assemblies, details, and interfaces. They consist of membranes and other materials typically described as air barriers, vapour barriers, and water-resistive barriers, or collectively as critical barriers.

The design, selection, and placement of control layers can be challenging. Given the highly insulated nature of passive house buildings, even small mistakes in water and air control can create problems. Simply adding insulation to traditional wall and roof assemblies is risky, so air and vapour control practices must be adjusted to consider the assembly layers and details. Therefore, to design and construct effective passive house buildings, designers and builders must understand the building science behind control layers.

Building Enclosure Control Layers – Session 3 of 4 Part Series

Session 3 will cover wall air control/air barrier systems and materials

This two-hour session will include 90 minutes of live web-based instruction and demonstrations plus a 30-minute Q&A.

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Passive House Canada: ONLINE – Introduction to Passive House High Performance Buildings (90) – 16 May 2023

ONLINE

An Introduction to the Passive House High Performance Buildings provides an overview of the core principles of Passive House design and building energy efficiency regulations in Canada. The course also covers the history of energy efficient buildings, energy consumption data and environmental impact, case studies and the economics of creating high performance buildings.

Day 1 & 2: Tuesday May 16 & Thursday May 18, 2023 

Day 3 & 4: Tuesday May 23 & Thursday May 25, 2023 

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Passive House Canada: ONLINE: Controlling Water on Roofs and Below-Grade – 25 May 2023

ONLINE

If you are a designer or builder who wants to achieve a high-performing, durable Passive House building, you need to understand control layers. Control layers are materials and systems of materials that are specially designed, selected, and detailed to control water, vapour, and air. They are placed throughout the building, from the roof, walls, and floor to the below-grade enclosure assemblies, details, and interfaces. They consist of membranes and other materials typically described as air barriers, vapour barriers, and water-resistive barriers, or collectively as critical barriers.

The design, selection, and placement of control layers can be challenging. Given the highly insulated nature of passive house buildings, even small mistakes in water and air control can create problems. Simply adding insulation to traditional wall and roof assemblies is risky, so air and vapour control practices must be adjusted to consider the assembly layers and details. Therefore, to design and construct effective passive house buildings, designers and builders must understand the building science behind control layers.

Controlling Water on Roofs and Below-Grade – Session 4 of 4 Part Series

Session 4 will focus on the special building enclosure control practices for roof and below-grade assemblies.

This two-hour session will include 90 minutes of live web-based instruction and demonstrations plus a 30-minute Q&A.

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