Passive House Training Series
Stay ahead of changing energy codes, climate regulations, and the rapidly evolving real estate market. Explore BE-Ex’s courses on Passive House – a high comfort, low energy-use building standard shaping the future of the industry.
BE-Ex’s Passive House Training Series features a variety of 30- to 60-minute courses on the fundamental principles of high-performance design and construction.
With flexible options for in-person, live online, and on-demand course delivery, this introductory series offers an accessible entry point for audiences of all backgrounds.
Passive House Primer
The Passive House Primer is an engaging, one-hour seminar on Passive House fundamentals and their application in the real estate market. The Primer is ideal for property owners, managers, developers, and anyone interested in gaining a plain-English introduction to high-performance construction concepts.
This program is available for 1 AIA LU|HSW.
Ideal for contractors, tradespeople, and anyone involved in construction projects, the Passive House Construction Primer offers an alternative to our classic Primer, with more technical detail on each Passive House principle and strategies for successful implementation.
This program is available for 1 AIA LU|HSW.
Passive House Fundamentals
The modules in our Passive House Fundamentals series dive deeper into each of the high-performance building concepts introduced in the Primer House Primer.
Pick and choose from these 30- to 60-minute modules to customize your learning experience, or take the full series for a comprehensive introduction to high-performance design and construction.
Courses are available for up to 1 AIA LU|HSW each.
Insulation & Thermal Bridging
Discover materials and techniques for continuous insulation that improve thermal comfort, cut energy costs, and improve building durability.
Learn how a good airtight layer keeps out pollution and defends against mold, yielding heathy and comfortable indoor environments while slashing energy use.
Windows & Doors
High-performance windows and doors improve comfort, reduce energy use, and can enhance aesthetics. Learn how, plus tips for product selection and installation.
Energy Recovery Ventilation
Learn how energy recovery ventilation ensures excellent indoor air quality and supports occupant health and comfort.
Explore the steps and keys to success for Passive House certification of retrofit and new construction projects.
Learn at Your Own Pace with BE-Ex Ed
No time to attend a live session?
Learn what you want, when you want.
All courses in the Passive House Training Series are available on-demand at BE-Ex Ed, an e-learning platform from Building Energy Exchange.
AIA continuing education credits or certificates of completion are available for all BE-Ex Ed courses.
BE-Ex’s Passive House Training Series was developed with support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and in partnership with the Passive House Network (PHN), as part of a comprehensive training pathway.
PHN offers intermediate to advanced classes for those pursuing Passive House professional certification, as well as specialized continuing education courses for Passive House practitioners.
BE-Ex’s Passive House Training Series is taught by an esteemed group of professionals with years of Passive House expertise:
|Mariella Amodio, Architect, SvN
|Lois Arena, Director of Passive House Services, Steven Winter Associates
|In Cho, Principal, ChoShields Studio
|Tom Eisele, Principal, Eisele Architects
|Aubrey Gewehr, Technical Sales Engineer, Ventacity
|Anthony Harrington, Partner, pHdesign
|Todd Kimmel, NYC Architectural Manager, ROCKWOOL
|George Kontaroudis, Senior Project Manager, Morris Adjmi Architects
|Ed May, Partner, bldgtyp
|Stephen Mrdjenovich, Associate, GBBN Architects
|Robert Muldoon, Strategic Energy Management Coach, CLEAResult
|Andra Robinson, Owner, Robinson Sustainable Builder LLC
|John Rockwell, Founder & Principal, John Rockwell Architect
|Whitney Smith, Director of Sustainability, Cosentini Associates
|Shawn Torbert, NYC Territory Manager, Advanced Architectural Products
|Wolfgang Werner, President & CEO, Urban Fabrick
|Max Wolf, Founder, Eisbar Architecture + Engineering; Architectural Associate, SOM
|Crystal Yue-Hin Ng, Director of Sustainability, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP
|Josephine Zurica, Principal, Dagher Engineering