The UN reported at COP26 that the building sector accounts for 38% of total global energy-related CO2 emissions. In order to reach net-zero, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has estimated that direct building CO2 emissions need to fall by 50% by 2030. This course will provide participants with advanced understanding of low energy, high performance buildings incorporating building physics. The course will concentrate on the principles behind the Passive House standard for achieving high performance buildings. Unlike the full Passive House Designer course and exam, these sessions do not require calculations, but explain the fundamentals behind the standard. The course is supplemented with site visits, additional modules such as embodied carbon, renewable energy, micro grids, and software demonstrations.
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