Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we are cancelling our March 24th Happy Hour. Our leadership circle will also be taking extra precautions during this time—taking advantage of online conferencing tools or phone conversations instead of in-person meetings—as we continue working on a range of agenda items to further the adoption of passive house.
Among our top priorities for 2020 is planning for an upcoming Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant training this fall as well as speaking events, practitioner and policy-related roundtables, and Passive House open houses. Undoubtedly, we will be considering which of these events can be offered as web conferences.
Please stay tuned for updates regarding future every fourth Tuesday happy hours and event offerings as we continue to assess this fluid situation.
Thank you & stay safe out there, Passive House Minnesota
One question many ask is whether to join Passive House Minnesota’s monthly leadership circle meetings, or come to a Happy Hour (or both). Here is how our events differ and how you can answer that question for yourself:
Join the Passive House Leadership Circle if you wish to actively participate in outreach and eduction, or otherwise volunteer for NAPHN. We ask that all leadership circle members are NAPHN members.
The Happy Hour is Passive House Minnesota’s monthly public event. It’s a great opportunity to engage with like-minded people to network and exchange ideas and questions surrounding the Passive House building energy standard. Open to all. The next Happy Hour is tonight at 6:30pm at FairState Brewing Coop.
“Choose Your Future” is a call to action – to recognize the power of individuals to produce change and to build a movement; a call for us all to not forfeit our influence over events but to use it. Our time. Our money. Our emotions. Our brainpower. All of these are individual investments in future outcomes; in a future that is increasingly uncertain but still ours to shape through our actions, decisions and commitments. Passive House is a way for us to reliably invest in that future.
Accelerating climate disruptions and public policy initiatives are driving uncertainty about the future effectiveness of our investments today. The core mission of Passive House 2020 is to demonstrate and discuss how (and why) building owners, developers, and occupants are choosing Passive House to improve outcomes, minimize uncertainty and risk, provide more control, increase performance and enhance well-being.
There will be in-depth workshops for the two days prior to the conference and building tours the day after. Building owners, industry professionals, manufacturers, and policymakers will share how they leverage the international Passive House Standard, and choose their futures.
With the help of TE Studio, its Clients and Partners, three Passive House open houses are offered in the metro area during the 2019 international Passive House Days. Saturday’s feature is St. Paul’s first certified Passive House project—one of only a couple of certified Passive House Plus projects in North America. This is followed on Sunday by recent crowd-pleaser “The Nordeast Nest“, and the third construction tour of Minneapolis’ carbon-neutral “Good Energy Haus“.
Experience all three November 9 and 10, 2019. Get your free tickets below.
Follow up the Passive House Days with your certified Passive House Tradesperson Training November 12-16. Click for details.
Get advanced building science training and become a PHI Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT). 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) through the International Passivhaus Institute (PHI). Open to all tradespeople and project team members with working knowledge of construction. Sign up here.
With 4 days of in-class instruction and a hands on workshop, participants will get a thorough grounding in the critical aspects of Passive House design and construction. Participants will be able to apply the lessons learned directly to their real-world work experience, and join a team in making Passive House buildings. Upon successfully passing the exam, participants will receive a five year registration as an internationally accredited Certified Passive House Tradesperson.
This course is for all building professionals: MEP and structural engineers and builders and construction managers working in the design and construction of new build and retrofit Passive House buildings.
Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT) Training:
What is a CPHT? 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.
NAPHN’s Certified Passive House Tradesperson course is the premier training program for Passive House construction professionals. Supported by a 25+ year history of global technical leadership by the Passive House Institute – this course is specifically designed to teach the international Passive House Standard to American professionals making Passive House buildings in the U.S. construction industry.
For all questions please contact NAPHN by email: email@example.com or by phone: 929-376-8537.
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
The exam is a multiple choice, structured in three parts: • Passive House Basics – 45 minutes • Building Envelope – 45 minutes • Building Services – 45 minutes The first section, Passive House Basics, is required. Each participant may choose to take the exam specifically for Envelope, Services, or both.
Full Course Package (Early Bird): $1,575.00 – 4 day in-class, plus materials, exam & 5 year professional registration.
Full Course Package/Member Only (Early Bird): $1,4750.00 – Full course package is available at a discounted rate to members of NAPHN or PHMN.
Exam Only: $400.00 – Please note that is recommended that you take the course. The exam is open-book, pass/fail (50%).
Disclaimer: By schedule and financial necessity, this course is not meant to produce fully formed Passive House professionals, but rather form a foundation of knowledge that the professional can then take and build on with a lifetime of learning. This is a five day intensive course, with accompanying 3 day equivalent of online teaching, in the basic building science and learning objectives which provides specific knowledge to begin working as a Certified Passive House Designer or Consultant.
Please note: NAPHN reserves the right to cancel or postpone this course at any time. We generally will give registrants 2 weeks notice prior to the course if we need to make any changes.