PASSIVE HOUSE MASTER CLASS
This two-day intensive workshop includes a software license and training in “PH Meister,” a revolutionary approach to design with the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP.) Developed over nine years in an active Passive House consulting and design firm, the system facilitates an Integrated Design Process (IDP) with streamlined and simplified input parameters, provides unmatched optimization with real-time sensitivity analysis, increases accuracy while automating tedious data entry, systematizes workflow for small and large teams, manages complexity, provides clear and thorough documentation of the design progression and handles IP unit conversions to/from the metric version of the PHPP*.
* The workshop will be conducted in IP units, but an SI version of the software will also be provided.
A video of the system under development (from 2013) is available here.
About the Instructor
Graham Irwin, AIA, is a principal of Essential Habitat Architecture, a Northern California firm focused on healthy, high performance, sustainable buildings built to the Passive House standard. He has a degree in physics, with additional studies in engineering and architecture, and an extensive background in software development. His firm has worked on numerous single-family, multi-family and commercial Passive House projects throughout California and the US, including the first certified Passive House in California, the first certified Passive House retrofit in the US, and the first certified multi-family Passive House in the US. Irwin was among the first Passive House Consultants trained in the US and has lectured and instructed on the topic extensively since.
Who Should Attend?
This workshop addresses and involves all the participants in a Passive House project. Designers/consultants, architects, engineers and builders can all benefit from and contribute to the training, which will be conducted in a small team format. Attendees should have experience with Passive House, Excel and PHPP.
Workshops can be scheduled by contacting us. Tuition is typically $1500 US per person, but depends on enrollment and other specifics.
Participants must sign and abide by software license.
Participants must provide proof of ownership of PHPP 9.
This is an advanced training! Participants should have a solid background in Passive House and experience with PHPP & Excel.
20 people maximum, 12 people minimum.