Workshops

Special workshops before the conference starts (20 & 21 April 2016):

 

Windows & Ventilation: Windows | Ventilation for retrofits | Cooling and dehumidification |

Tools: Tips and tricks for designPH | Planning non-residential buildings with PHPP | Deep retrofits with PHPP | PHPP Basics |

Basics: Passive House Basics | NEW: E-Learning in English! | PHPP Basics | Train-the-Trainer workshop

 

 

Wednesday, 20th April 2016

Passive House Basics Course (in German)

Wednesday, 20  April 2016, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Hochschule Darmstadt h_da, Building C20/ Room 3, Schöfferstr. 3, 64283 Darmstadt

In this basic course you will learn the main Passive House principles and tipps and tricks for implementation. You don't speak German? How about our upcoming E-learning course in English?

Programme | Online registration is now closed, but you can still register on spot, check-in will open at 8:00 a.m.

The number of participants is limited.
For this workshop, you can expect to receive continuing education points. Please by the registration specify in which organization you might be interested to receive the education points.


 

Thursday, 21st April 2016

This year we prepared for you: Windows, Ventilation, Cooling & dehumidification, PHPP & designPH workshops. More information on content, prices and registration will follow soon!

 

Window workshop (in English) FULLY BOOKED - Waiting list

Thursday, 21st  April 2016, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Passivhaus Dienstleistung GmbH, Rheinstr. 44/46, 64283 Darmstadt

The global demand for highly efficient and cost-effective windows exceeds the present production expertise and leads to market gaps. This seminar, led by Dr. Benjamin Krick (Passive House Institute) and Franz Freundorfer (pro Passivhausfenster), is aimed at manufacturers, developers and other interested parties and contributes to the exchange of expertise on high-performance windows to address this issue.

 Key themes are:
-Comfort and hygiene requirements for windows in different climate zones
-Building physics for windows and glazing
-Design principles and production technology for highly energy-efficient windows and implemented examples
-Window installation for step-by-step retrofits
-Window installation: design exercise and calculation with Therm
-Windows in PHPP9 with comparative calculation of variants to different annuities

Programme | Fully booked

The number of participants is limited.
For this workshop, you can expect to receive continuing education points. Please by the registration specify in which organization you might be interested to receive the education points.

 

Ventilation for retrofits (in English)

Thursday, 21st April 2016, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Congress Centre darmstadtium, Schlossgraben 1, 64283 Darmstadt, Room: Hassium, level 3

The ventilation workshop, along with the Component Award 2016, is focused on cost efficient ventilation for refurbishments of residential building. Challenges like the integration of ventilation devices and duct work as well as new air distribution concepts and fire protection will be discussed. Additionally the workshop will present the results of the Component Award 2016. The specific ventilation solution of the winners will be presented. Finally the workshop will give you some room to share practical experiences and have further discussions.

Programme | Online registration is now closed, but you can still register on spot, check-in will open at 8:00 a.m.

The number of participants is limited.

For this workshop, you can expect to receive continuing education points. Please by the registration specify in which organization you might be interested to receive the education points.

 

Cooling & dehumidification workshop (in English)

Thursday, 21st April 2016, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Congress Centre darmstadtium, Schlossgraben 1, 64283 Darmstadt, Room: Hassium, level 3

The workshop will provide an overview of cooling and dehumidification strategies under the specific boundary conditions of Passive Houses. Starting from considerations on how to minimize the useful energy demand for cooling, we will focus on the possibilities of providing and distributing cooling in residential Passive Houses in warm climates, energy-efficiently, cost-efficiently and effectively. How can we assess the efficiency of cooling and dehumidification devices? Will a single mini-split be sufficient to cool an apartment or a three-storey home? Can we do by simply cooling the supply air, and what details do we need to consider? We will share practical experience and provide some room for discussion.

Programme | Online registration is now closed, but you can still register on spot, check-in will open at 1:00 p.m.

The number of participants is limited.

For this workshop, you can expect to receive continuing education points. Please by the registration specify in which organization you might be interested to receive the education points.

 

Tips & tricks for designPH (in English)

Thursday, 21st April 2016, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Congress Centre darmstadtium, Schlossgraben 1, 64283 Darmstadt, Room: Radon, level 3

The workshop will cover advanced use of designPH, with a focus on sharing tips, tricks and experiences that can be used for interrogating and troubleshooting the model, optimising the design and modelling more complex building geometries.
Participants will have the opportunity to try out some of the latest new features ahead of their full release and will also receive an outlook on further new developments being implemented for designPH 2.0.

Programme | Online registration is now closed, but you can still register on spot, check-in will open at 1:00 p.m.

The number of participants is limited.

 

Deep retrofits with PHPP (in English)

Thursday, 21st April 2016, 9:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Congress Centre darmstadtium, Schlossgraben 1, 64283 Darmstadt, Room: Helium, level 3

We recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to know how PHPP (Passive House Planning Package) can help you with planning and verification of deep retrofits. After a brief introduction to the principles of retrofit with Passive House components we will present PHPP's numerous features and capabilities for application to the building stock - before as well as after energy retrofit. We will also focus on the specifics of EnerPHit verification according to component quality or heating/cooling demand. You will learn how the EnerPHit classes Plus or Premium can be achieved by complementing energy efficiency with renewable energy generation.
In the hands-on part you will be entering design options for retrofits into the PHPP Variants sheet and comparing economic efficiency of different design options with the Comparison sheet. Finally you will calculate retrofit measures for step-by-step retrofits and transfer the relevant data into the newly developed EnerPHit Retrofit Plan (ERP), providing a planning document for long-term retrofits.

Programme | Online registration is now closed, but you can still register on spot, check-in will open at 8:00 a.m.

The number of participants is limited.

For this workshop, you can expect to receive continuing education points. Please by the registration specify in which organization you might be interested to receive the education points.

 

Planning non-residential buildings with PHPP (in German)

Thursday, 21st April 2016, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Congress Centre darmstadtium, Schlossgraben 1, 64283 Darmstadt, Room: Helium, level 3

Just as residential buildings can be successfully planned and optimized using PHPP, this also works for non-residential buildings such as schools, offices and administrative buildings. The workshop therefore provides clarity on data entry in PHPP as is relevant for non-residential buildings. After a short introduction about basic entry differences between residential and non-residential buildings, the zoning of non-residential buildings and respective recommendations will be discussed. The entry for different ventilation devices and their intermittent operation will also be covered, using project examples. Entries that are relevant for primary energy, such as power applications, user profiles or establishing the demand of hot water in non-residential buildings will then also be explained. Finally, it will be shown how high energy efficiency levels can also be achieved in non-residential buildings, using renewable energy sources in order to meet the criteria for the new Passive House Classes Plus and Premium.

Programme | Online registration is now closed, but you can still register on spot, check-in will open at 1:00 p.m.

The number of participants is limited.

For this workshop, you can expect to receive continuing education points. Please by the registration specify in which organization you might be interested to receive the education points.

 

PHPP basics course

Monday, 18 - Wednesday, 20 April 2016, Darmstadt/Passive House Institute, Rheinstraße 44/46

You wish to learn PHPP or designPH from scratch? Then, our course offer during the conference week 2016 might be perfect for you! Conference participants receive a special discount (only 200,- €/day - registration via conference website), courses in English will take place from 18 - 20 April 2016 in Darmstadt (German courses will take place 2-4 March 2016). The target group of these workshops are primarily architects, civil engineers, energy consultants, people working at building departments etc. who have basic knowledge of energy efficiency in buildings or the Passive House concept. Each workshop day is individually bookable. More information on the courses available here.

Programme

The number of participants is limited.

For this workshop, you can expect to receive continuing education points. Please by the registration specify in which organization you might be interested to receive the education points.

 

Train-the-Trainer Workshop (in English) FULLY BOOKED

Monday, April 25 to Tuesday, April 26, 2016, Darmstadt/Passive House Institute, Rheinstraße 44/46

The workshop is designed for those who are intrigued and motivated by the Passive House concept and would like to share their knowledge with others. The only pre-requisite to become a Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant or Certified Passive House Tradesperson is that participants are motivated to teach and that they have proof of Passive House experience.

Programme | Registration

 

E-learning - special offer for conference participants!

Our first e-learning course on Passive House Basics is soon to be launched! Whether you are a construction specialist or simply curious, understand the Passive House principles at your own place, whenever and wherever you want, so you can better follow along the presentations at the International Passive House Conference. Much of the course material is based on a cool-temperate climate, but international examples are included as those principles can be adapted to every climate. If you pass the final assessment, you will be issued a certificate of participation and be part of a draw for a free workshop at the Conference.

Do you want to give it a try? Use our teaser to go through the following subunits for free:

 

        1.1 What is a Passive House?
        1.2 Passive House and Nearly Zero Energy Building
        5.1 What is a thermal bridge?

To access it, just click on the Passive House Course Teaser [English]. The complete course will be available as of 21st of March 2016.

Fee: Only 95 € for conference participants.

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