Learn how to build to Passive House standards

Learn how to build to Passive House standards

Saint Gobain UK is to host a two-day Passive House Training Course to instruct industry professionals in how to construct energy efficient homes.

On 21–22 October, Saint-Gobain UK holds a new edition of the Passive House Tradesperson Course, giving industry professionals and experienced tradespeople an opportunity to learn how to build to Passive House standard and gain international accreditation for one of the world’s most efficient energy standards.

Over two days of intensive hands-on training, attendees will learn from experts in the field about the Passive House principles and the most important techniques, such as detailing correct airtightness testing and treatment, interpreting data from Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) and outlining the building methods to employ to avoid thermal bridging.

There is growing demand for Passive House buildings – in 2015, more than 1,000 Passive House buildings will be under construction in the UK, compared to just 100 in 2012.

“This revolutionary course gives participants the tools they need to build a competitive advantage and improve their business prospects as Passive House certified experts”, says Stacey Temprell, Residential Sector Director for Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland.

Two additional days of online training are also available for attendees who want to sit the exam to receive international accreditation from the Passivhaus Institute as a certified Passive House Tradesperson. The exam will be held on 7 November.

The Passive House Tradesperson Course will take place at Saint-Gobain’s Technical Academy in Erith, Kent.

For more information and to book places, visit http://passivehousecourse.co.uk/


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