Key Design Principles of Passive House

Cost CPD points Duration* Exam Required
$53.64 1 46 Mins Yes

Course details
What is passive house? And what impacts can it have? During this webinar, learn the latest from a leading expert in passive house with an opportunity for live Q and A with the presenter Andy Marlow, an accomplished architect and a Director at Australian Passive House Association.

Key learning areas include:

High Performance Windows :How low-emissivity double or triple glazing with thermally broken or non-metal frames can allow solar radiation to penetrate during the winter months (free heating!) but limit during the summer.

Thermal Insulation :Sufficient insulation is what’s needed within the building’s envelope, providing enough thermal separation between the inside environment and the outdoors.

Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery :How ventilation recovers heat and cool that would otherwise be wasted whilst also filtering the air that’s coming into the building.

Airtightness :Ensuring there are only a very limited amount of gaps and cracks within your envelope, giving you full control over your internal environment

Thermal Bridge Free Construction :using materials that are less conductive to heat (i.e. timber in place of metal) and/or incorporating thermal breaks.

All course content is curated by the Green Building Council of Australia. Designed for maximum flexibility, this course allows you to study anytime, anywhere.

Exam Requirements
This course requires you to sit for an exam to obtain the CPD points. The exam comprises of 3 questions and has a time limit of 30 mins to complete.

All exams are multiple choice and questions are based on module content.

If you have any questions regarding any of these online courses please feel free to contact the GBCA Office on +612 8239 6200 or send us an email.

* Duration refers to the associated video content length of time. If there is no video it refers to the time limit of the associated exam. All pricing exludes GST.