Trainers deliver high quality, unbiased instruction.
Brand neutral environment free of product plugs.
Hands-on learning of best practices & building science.
We are teaching the WHY behind the building science decisions that guide high-performance buildings. The Pods are designed to make you think and collaborate with your team, while recalling the learning objectives from your Passive House classroom training.
CPHT Course - Mar 28 + 29, 2022 (In-Person @ San Jose, CA)
Become a PHI Certified Passive House Tradesperson. This course is for building professionals who are concerned about moisture control, air sealing, thermal bridging, healthy indoor air, durability, resiliency, and affordability of high-performance.
Each student team is assigned job roles to simulate a construction site, and they have documentation requirements that must be met. Every section of the Passive Pod build coincides with lessons learned in class, red flags they must catch, and design flaws they must recognize that will negatively affect their structure over time.
The Site Supervisor oversees the work of the Air Sealing Sub and Window Installer, and reports the correct documentation.
The most important part of a Passive build is an integrated team. The Passive Pod Workshop is designed to reinforce that concept.
We have the fortune of receiving product donations from the best of the best in the Passive House manufacturing world, and we give the students an opportunity to ask questions in a brand-neutral environment where science reigns.
Go to our blog to see the results of the first class to ever use the Pods in class, where the student-built Passive Pods maintained 20°F higher temperatures than the Code Pod in overnight Resiliency Test in the Rocky Mountain snow. At the conclusion of every CPHT course, we run three tests on the team built Passive Pods in comparison to the Code Pod: Airtightness Test – a qualitative test where we pressurize the pods and use smoke to seek out leaks to mitigate Thermal Bridging Test – another qualitative test using infrared cameras to spot weak spots in the thermal envelope of the pods Resiliency Test – a quantitative competition, using temperature and relative humidity sensors to track the performance of the Passive Pods against each other and against a Code Pod when left outside overnight
Are there any prerequisites to take the Passive Pod Workshop?
I'm so glad you asked! Because the answer is YES, you will need to have completed the Emu CPHT course, online or in-person.
What is Passive House?
Passive House is an international construction standard maintained and continuously developed by the International Passive House Institute (PHI). Residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings constructed to these guidelines are characterized by significantly increased comfort and health for the occupants, extremely low energy consumption, durable construction quality, and knowledgable project teams at the forefront of the construction industry.
If I have already taken the CPHT course will I get anything out of the workshop?
The Passive Pod workshop is an extension of what you learn in the CPHT course. You will be taking that knowledge and putting it into practice with your own hands. Our students feel this solidifies the CPHT curriculum into practical skills. And they have a blast taking it.
Due to COVID-19, we've been working hard to provide affordable online CPHT course content and safe in-person training. Learn more about our "hands-online" blended learning platform, or call/email questions to +1 (833) WILD-EMU / [email protected].