This five day course provides the knowledge and practical hands-on skills that building contractors, designers, consultants and advanced students need to build to the Passive House standard; an internationally recognized ultra-low energy standard. This course focuses on building enclosure optimization and provides a foundation in passive house principles, while stressing the importance of construction fundamentals and proper sequencing and using a variety of materials. An introduction to heat and energy recovery ventilators will be provided.
*** If you work in the construction industry within the City of Vancouver you may be eligible to apply for a partially subsidized registration for ‘CESA 1500 Passive House Tradesperson course - Building Envelope Specialization’ (being sponsored by the City of Vancouver). For more information about the eligibility criteria to apply, please go to
Students should have prior knowledge/experience in the construction industry or related fields.
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