PHPP Demystified

See below for venues and dates

PHPP is an exciting and detailed tool that yields very accurate results at a lower cost than other software methods. It includes building modeling software for new construction or renovation and it determines building energy consumption. New design modules include calculation of window parameters, shading, summer performance, and cooling. New worksheets also cover electricity demands and heat gains for non-residential buildings.

By increasing the energy efficiency of a dwelling beyond low energy standards, Passive House design can be more cost effective by eliminating the primary heating system. This is true of current requirements and even more relevant in the proposed 2010 building regulations. The PHPP is continuously validated and refined based on measurements and new research.  As part of scientific research studies, measurements from more than 300 projects have so far been compared with calculation results.

This three day workshop covers Passive House principles and gives students an opportunity to familarise themselves with the software through original worked examples for the Irish construction industry.

Why take this course? If you want to use building modeling software to determine a building's energy consumption

Topics include:
  • Low-energy Design in Ireland
  • Building Envelope and Physics
  • U-values and Insulation
  • Airtightness and Ventilation
  • Thermal Bridging
  • Solar Gain and Glazing
  • Heat Recovery Systems
  • Retrofit Issues
  • BER & DEAP
Requirements:  We strongly recommend that all student obtain the PHPP software (It can be ordered from SEAI's Renewable Energy Information office here).  Students will be unlikely to achieve all the learning outcomes of the workshop without PHPP.  The PHPP is a spreadsheet format that runs on Excel (supported) and Open Office (unsupported). Please bring a laptop with the software installed to the training.

Venue | Dates:

Dublin | 30th May - 1st June 2011
          09:30 - 17:00 | Classroom days: 30, 31 May, 1 June

Previous runs of this course:

Dublin | 31st January - 2nd February 2011
Dublin | 28th February - 2nd March 2011
Dublin | 6th - 8th April 2011