Design PH course
Go from drawing cubes in Sketchup to
an energy model of a residential home for Homestar or initial Passive House
design in this straightforward one-day course.
Folks love your home designs, the way they are laid out, and
how they make them feel.
But you know that code minimum
construction is just the legal minimum, and homes can perform so much
better with good design.
This course will teach you how to determine your
designs' performance. Finally you can know if putting in high-performance glass
in those indoor-outdoor flow south facing windows really does overcome the heat
loss.You'll learn how to go from drawing cubes with squares for windows in SketchUp to an energy model accurate enough for a Homestar rating.
This one-day workshop we will be taught
using the designPH v1.5 plugin to SketchUp and the Passive House Planning
Package (PHPP) v9 in Microsoft Excel. The latest versions of designPH and PHPP
are available at a special discounted price of $530+GST for those registered
for the class. Once you sign up you will receive directions on how to order and
a discount code (valid only until 23 February 2018).
It is possible to attend
the class and participate using a demo version of designPH installed into SketchUp Make (all free), however these have limited capabilities and you will
not be able to complete all the class exercises.
On the day of the course, at a minimum, you
will need a laptop and mouse (scroll wheel) with SketchUp Make and designPH
Demo v1.5 installed. Ideally you would have the full version of designPH
v1.5+PHPP v9 installed along with Microsoft Excel version 2007 or higher
installed. Again if you only have the Demo version of designPH you will be able
to complete most of the class exercises but not a full Homestar v4 energy
This course is designed for architects, architectural designers and drafters; you know buildings but no
knowledge of energy modeling is assumed.
This workshop is facilitated by Jason Quinn
CPD points available:
NZIA: 60 NZRAB points
ADNZ: 10 CPD points
NZGBC: 12 FE points
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