Please note that the PHPP is included in the course fee. We will require vaccination passes as this is an in-person course.
The Homestar Designer course focuses on teaching an in-depth understanding of the theory and application of the Homestar rating tool and principles of sustainable design. The course will have both online tutorials and in-person tutorials including the use of the Homestar Energy and Carbon Calculator for Homes (ECCHO). The use of ECCHO require a Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) licence and this is included in the course fee.
If you already have this licence, please get in touch email@example.com .
These are technical accreditations that require an understanding of how homes are designed and built in Aotearoa. Attendees must be able to read and interpret house plans and must have a basic understanding of building science. Therefore, one of the following qualifications and/or experience is required to attend either of these courses:
If you feel you have an equivalent experience, please contact us.
This course is delivered as an in-person 2-day course (9:15am - 5pm). We will provide an overview of the changes to Homestar (v4 vs v5) and an in-depth step through the the ECCHO tool as well as an overview of the new scorecard and Homestar calculators.
A series of assessments need to be completed in order to achieve qualification as a Homestar Designer. They will require additional time investment beyond attending the course and must be completed within the specified time-frames. As such, please ensure that you have sufficient time.
In order to attend the Designer training, every attendee will need to have completed the Practitioner course and qualification, including the exam.