Training and Events

Whole House Energy offer a range of training to meet the needs of their clients and those interested in low energy building methods. From FREE lunchtime CPD’s on FEES (Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard – SAP UK Building Regulations) and Passivhaus basics though to full Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training, contact us to discuss your needs. Take a look at our FREE CPD calendar and timetabled courses and learn from the comfort of your desk (with your sandwiches).
Webinars and cpds

Free CPD Webinar/Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard (FEES) – Getting your SAPs to pass first time

Date 15th September 2015 1.00pm-2.00pm

Struggling to get your SAP’s to pass? This free one hour lunchtime webinar will give you our Top Tips on what to do (and what not to bother with doing) to get your SAPs to pass first time. The Whole House Energy team have years of experience in producing Part L1a/b reports for our clients. Drilling into the updated SAP (Standard Assessment Procedure) 2013, this webinar will show you in brief where to go hunting, which sometimes counter-intuitive.

Who is this for? All architects and designers can benefit from this hour – guaranteed to be new news.

Free CPD Webinar/Introduction to Passivhaus – Key principles to know BEFORE you put pen to paper

Date 22nd September 2015 1.00pm-2.00pm

In our FREE one hour lunchtime CPD, learn the very basic principles that you should consider at the pre concept design stage. You will learn the key criteria to designing a building that is both energy efficient AND cheap to build (the two are interlinked). This knowledge will help you ‘think energy efficiently’ and avoid costly redesign or even worse costly realisation of the building project by applying a few very simple rules. Armed with the facts, you can choose to ignore or implement but never again be ignorant of them!

Who is this for? All architects interested in low energy design. Not only useful for Passivhaus design, the key principles are relevant wherever low energy design is required.

Free CPD Webinar/Introduction to the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) – key tips to get you going

Date 29th September 2015 1.00pm-2.00pm

Ever wondered how to design a Passivhaus? This free one hour webinar takes you on a journey around the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP), an Excel Workbook, showing you the key elements and how together, they determine in-use energy consumption. It is a design tool like no other, incredibly powerful, which can be used by anyone who wishes to learn about the fundamentals of energy behaviour in buildings. Whilst the spreadsheet is not for the faint hearted, a light touch can demonstrate the potential available.

Who is this for? Architects and designers that are keen to understand the maths and physics behind energy efficient buildings.

Free CPD Webinar/Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard (FEES) – Getting your SAPs to pass first time

Date 13th November 2015 1.00pm-2.00pm

Struggling to get your SAP’s to pass? This free one hour lunchtime webinar will give you our Top Tips on what to do (and what not to bother with doing) to get your SAPs to pass first time. The Whole House Energy team have years of experience in producing Part L1a/b reports for our clients. Drilling into the updated SAP (Standard Assessment Procedure) 2013, this webinar will show you in brief where to go hunting, which sometimes counter-intuitive.

Who is this for? All architects and designers can benefit from this hour – guaranteed to be new news.

Passivhaus Conference – London

Date 20th November 2015

The Passivhaus Conference will take place this year in London. The Whole House Energy team will be taking part at the event as visitors and are very much looking forward to the opportunity to meet likeminded individuals for what will be as always a thought provoking day. For more information about the event see the Passivhaus Trust website.

Free CPD Webinar/Introduction to Passivhaus – Key principles to know BEFORE you put pen to paper

Date 27th November 2015 1.00pm-2.00pm

In our FREE one hour lunchtime CPD, learn the very basic principles that you should consider at the pre concept design stage. You will learn the key criteria to designing a building that is both energy efficient AND cheap to build (the two are interlinked). This knowledge will help you ‘think energy efficiently’ and avoid costly redesign or even worse costly realisation of the building project by applying a few very simple rules. Armed with the facts, you can choose to ignore or implement but never again be ignorant of them!

Who is this for? All architects interested in low energy design. Not only useful for Passivhaus design, the key principles are relevant wherever low energy design is required.
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Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training

Date 2nd-4th November 2015
Venue – The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia

Delivered in the UK’s biggest greenest building The Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia, the Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Course is delivered in the epitome of the perfect surroundings. The course is spread over three days when you will have a mix of classroom based learning, practical activities and site visits (if available).

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The Passivhaus standard is the fastest growing energy standard in the world with in excess of 30,000 buildings constructed to date.

Whilst predominantly a course aimed at trades people, a wider audience could benefit attendance, as there is a need for contextual knowledge and understanding throughout the industry. This qualification demonstrates competence and commitment to improving building standards by both individuals and organisations.

Course Overview
The course has been designed to provide the Passivhaus Institute training requirements. In addition to this, it includes practical sessions such as airtightness detailing, windows and ventilation examples, together with hands-on sessions and demonstrations.
The basis of the course comprises of six interdisciplinary modules with two specific trades modules (thermal insulation/window installation and heat supply/ventilation). Each module will take approximately 2-2.5 hours. It is this core content that you will be examined upon.

Who Should Attend:
- Building Tradespeople, Site Operatives, Site Managers, Project Managers, Clerk of Works, Clients

Agents/Surveyors;
- Also suitable for Quantity Surveyors and Estimators, Building & Facilities Managers, Maintenance Operatives.

Learning Objectives:
- Delivered in modules the course covers Definition and Basic Principles of Passivhaus design;
- Airtightness and vapour barrier in typical construction types;
- Good practice with all types of insulation;
- Airtightness testing requirements and regimes;
- Importance of thermal bridging detail;
- Glazing choices and installation requirements;
- Understanding and interpreting of PHPP (the Passivhaus Planning Package);
- Good practice with MVHR (mechanical ventilation and heat recovery) design, installation and maintenance;
- Supplementary heat supply, source and emitter.

Course Duration:
- Full course 3 full days plus exam
- Optional 1 Day Site tours (subject to location and availability)

Format:
- Three days with a combination of classroom based learning and practical demonstrations both in and out of classroom.

Learning and Outcomes:
- Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Qualification (Passivhaus Institute endorsed) and Certificate
- The course qualifies for a 3 day Construction Certification CPD
- Listed on the Passivhaus Institute website
- For full list see the Catalogue of Learning Objectives pdf available online at www.wholehouseenergy.com/passivhaus

Examination:
- 90-minute open book ‘Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson’ exam.
- Examination date: Saturday 7th November 2015

Entry Requirements:
- Provision of full CV demonstrating suitable experience and/or qualification.
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Events & Conferences

Green Build - Felbrigg

A great weekend for all the family with particular reference to all things green building.
Come and visit us on our stand at Felbrigg Greenbuild event.
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Passivhaus Conference 2015

The Passivhaus Conference will take place this year in London. The Whole House Energy team will be taking part at the event as visitors and are very much looking forward to the opportunity to meet likeminded individuals for what will be as always a thought provoking day. For more information about the event see the Passivhaus Trust website.

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