Passive House Designers/Consultants
Passive Houses do not look any different from other buildings. However, on account of their clearly defined energy standard, they exhibit a high level of thermal comfort and extremely low energy consumption. Good planning as well as careful execution of the details is essential in the construction of Passive House buildings. This ensures that the high requirements for the building envelope and technology can be met. As a result, designers and specialist planners need additional expertise which can be acquired and substantiated with the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant training course.
Passive House Tradesperson
Trades men and women can substantiate their construction knowledge by attending a course and passing an examination to become a certified Passive House Tradesperson. . After five years, they must provide evidence that they have maintained and advanced their existing knowledge by documenting their participation in a model Passive House project. Due to knowledge being always personal in nature, only single individuals can be certified.
Passive House Introduction
The Passive House Standard is a low-energy construction standard that is continuously being developed. A Passive House is characterised by an especially high level of comfort with extremely low energy consumption. The energy savings for heating amount to over 80% in comparison with the legally prescribed standards for new buildings. The heating costs are extremely small – increasing energy prices do not bother Passive House occupants. The heating demand of the Passive House is less than 15kWh/(m²a); this is less than 1.5 litres of fuel oil or 1.5m³ of natural gas per square metre of living area.
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