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The Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) is seeking 6-8 instructors to help teach New York City building owners, managers, and developers the fundamentals of the Passive House standard and its relevance to the NYC real estate market.           Download the application here.

Passive House is a high-comfort, ultra low energy use building performance standard that is gaining rapid momentum in the NYC market. Despite its growing popularity, many building decision-makers remain unfamiliar with the components of the standard, or the challenges and benefits of its application. Many of the resources and trainings currently available on the topic are highly technical, time-consuming, or geared towards single-family homes, rather than the large multifamily buildings more common in New York City. 

BE-Ex has developed a 90-minute “primer” presentation to demystify the basic principles of Passive House for a non-technical audience of property owners, managers, and developersBE-Ex is seeking 6-8 instructors to deliver this course.

Sessions will be presented at BE-Ex’s resource center in downtown Manhattan and at offices across New York City as part of a “lunch and learn” style roadshow. Instructors are expected to deliver roughly one session per month, starting in early 2018. This teaching commitment will extend for approximately one year. BE-Ex will market public sessions and will encourage interested parties to request presentations through our website. 

Ideal candidates meet the following criteria:

• Prior teaching experience.
• 10 years experience in engineering, architecture, or design.
• Detailed knowledge of the Passive House standard.
• Willingness to advertise the primers among your own professional networks.
• Commitment to memorize the material, and provide periodic feedback.
• Certified PH Designer/Consultant (CPHD/C) preferred.
• Experience applying PH to large multifamily buildings preferred. 

New instructors must attend a course materials training session, date TBD, at: 
Building Energy Exchange
31 Chambers Street, Suite 611
NY, NY 10007 

Instructors will serve as volunteers, and will be recognized on the BE-Ex website and in promotional materials across all of BE-Ex’s communication channels. BE-Ex will also include a bio of the instructor in materials left with the audience. Instructors are permitted to identify their firm and position, as well as circulate business cards on request, but are not allowed to solicit business or distribute marketing materials. BE-Ex Instructors can identify themselves as such in their own marketing materials, and will be provided with other opportunities for professional exposure. 

Please note that instructors will serve on a provisional basis until speaking ability and familiarity with the presentation are confirmed by observation and audience feedback.

To apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume, and example of educational programs you have taught (low-res pdf overview of content, and/or links to video of 1-2 presentations) to: by Friday, December 1, 2017. Include “PH Instructor Application” in the subject line. Notices of acceptance will be sent by mid December. 

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