Pre-Conference Schedule

WORKSHOPS & TRAININGS

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION | PHIUS+ Rater Training Application+Registration | CPHC EXAM Registration

Trainings & workshops will be held at the following locations:

Sept. 27
7:45 – 8:00 am Registration in the Seattle Public Library – Central Branch
RDH SPL: Level 4 -Room 1 SPL: Level 4 – Room 2 SPL: Level 8 – Spiral Room SPL: Level 4 – Room 6
8:00 am – Noon *2-day training:

PHIUS+ Rater Training

Chris McTaggart, PHIUS QAQC Program Manager

(by application)

#1: 2-day training

Intro to WUFI® Passive/Plus Dynamic

Florian Antretter, Fraunhofer IBP & Lisa White, PHIUS Certification Manager

#2: 1-day workshop

PHIUS+ Hygrothermal Modeling Protocol

Prudence Ferriera, PHIUS CPHC Trainer

#4: 1-day workshop

Indoor Air Quality RESET Training

Anjanette Green

NOTE later start time: 9:30am-12:00pm

#6: FREE 1/3-day workshop

Passive House 101

Katrin Klingenberg & other PHIUS staff

Noon – 1:00 pm Break for Lunch
1:00 – 5:00 pm 2-day training:

PHIUS+ Rater Training

Chris McTaggart, PHIUS QAQC Program Manager

#1: 2-day training (cont)

Intro to WUFI® Passive/Plus Dynamic

Florian Antretter, Fraunhofer IBP & Lisa White, PHIUS Certification Manager

#2: 1-day workshop (cont)

PHIUS+ Hygrothermal Modeling Protocol

Prudence Ferriera, PHIUS CPHC Trainer

#4 1-day workshop (cont)

Indoor Air Quality RESET Training

Anjanette Green

 

 

6:00 – 8:00 pm Evening Event: Passive House Around the Sound, at Seattle Public Library 
Sept. 28
7:00 – 8:00 am Registration at the MOTIF Hotel
RDH MOTIF: Belltown Room MOTIF: Pioneer Room MOTIF: Emerald 1 MOTIF: Emerald 3
8:00 am – Noon 2-day training:

PHIUS+ Rater Training

Chris McTaggart, PHIUS QAQC Program Manager

#1: 2-day training (cont)

Intro to WUFI® Passive/Plus Dynamic

Florian Antretter, Fraunhofer IBP & Lisa White, PHIUS Certification Manager

#3 1-day workshop

WUFI® Plus Dynamic for Passive Building Optimization

Prudence Ferriera, PHIUS CPHC Trainer

#5 1-day workshop

S-M-L-XL

Multifamily-Palooza:

In depth case studies from small to tall

Various presenters (S-M)

#7 1/2-day workshop

Designing, Installing and Controlling Renewable Energy Systems for Zero

Marc Rosenbaum

Noon – 1:00 pm Break for Lunch
1:00 – 5:00 pm 2-day training:

PHIUS+ Rater Training

Chris McTaggart, PHIUS QAQC Program Manager

#1: 2-day training (cont)

Intro to WUFI® Passive/Plus Dynamic

Florian Antretter, Fraunhofer IBP & Lisa White, PHIUS Certification Manager

#3 1-day workshop (cont)

WUFI® Plus Dynamic for Passive Building Optimization

Prudence Ferriera, PHIUS CPHC Trainer

#5 1-day workshop (cont)

S-M-L-XL

Multifamily-Palooza:

In depth case studies from small to tall

Various presenters (L-XL)

#8 1/2-day workshop

Best Practices for Residential Ventilation 

Joe Lstiburek, Building Science Corporation

5:30 – 9:00pm CPHC® EXAM – Blue Mouse Boardroom – 3rd floor
5:30 – 7:30pm Evening Event: Design Competition Awards & Exhibit Hall Opening, at the MOTIF Hotel

 


WORKSHOP REGISTRATION | PHIUS+ Rater Training Application+Registration | CPHC EXAM Registration



*PHIUS+ RATER TRAINING 

TWO DAY TRAINING: September 27-28, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION: RDH Seattle Offices

INSTRUCTOR: Chris McTaggart, PHIUS QA/QC Program Manager

REQUIRED: Applicants must submit resume, CV or certifications showing: RESNET or BPI Analyst certification, on-site verification experience, or similar. Please see PHIUS+ Rater Training page for complete program details, application instructions and registration.

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1: INTRODUCTION TO WUFI® PASSIVE/PLUS DYNAMIC: 

Whole Building Energy Balancing, Comfort and Hygrothermal Analysis

TWO DAY TRAINING: September 27-28, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Day 1 at Seattle Public Library – Level 4 – Room 1, Day 2 at MOTIF Hotel – Belltown Room

INSTRUCTOR: Florian Antretter, Fraunhofer IBP, Lisa White, PHIUS Certification Manager

REQUIRED: WINDOWS Laptop (or WINDOWS capable MAC)

SOLD OUT

Taught by one of the authors of the software, this two-day program will do a deep dive into dynamic modeling, comfort analysis, multi-zone analysis, and hygrothermal modeling in WUFI. Whether you’re a CPHC® who had an introduction to WUFI Passive during training, a user of any of the other WUFI suite programs, or an experienced PHPP user who wants to take things to the next level—you’ll find this workshop invaluable to your practice.

Course instructor Florian Antretter, Building Physicist and Group Manager at Fraunhofer IBP, is one of the developers of the WUFI Passive/Plus platform and knows the software better than anyone else. He is a fantastic instructor and his numerous trainings with the PHIUS community have consistently garnered rave reviews. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from the best and gain an in-depth introduction to the advanced dynamic modeling capabilities of the most advanced passive building modeling tool on the market.

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2: PHIUS+ HYGROTHERMAL Best Practices and Modeling Protocol 

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: September 27, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Seattle Public Library – Level 4 – Room 2

INSTRUCTOR: Prudence Ferreira, PHIUS CPHC® Trainer

REQUIRED: WINDOWS Laptop (or WINDOWS capable MAC) with licensed free trial copy of WUFI Passive Professional installed
RECOMMENDED: Attend session #3: WUFI Plus Dynamic for Passive Building Optimization on Thursday, September 28 also taught by Prudence Ferreira.

REGISTER

In passive buildings, specifying enclosure assemblies with climate appropriate vapor profiles is an important part of the enclosure design. This one day workshop will pick up where CPHC training leaves off. We will start with a deeper look at hygrothermal basics, then review common types of passive appropriate enclosure approaches and discuss pros and cons of each with regard to vapor profile. Next, we will review industry standards for hygrothermal analysis and assessment and discuss step by step the PHIUS+ prototcol for hygrothermal modeling developed by the PHIUS Technical Committee. Next we will utilize WUFI Plus to analyze several enclosure assembly options in the context of a passive building project per the PHIUS+ protocol. Lastly we will deconstruct hygrothermal results analysis and best practices for enclosure performance optimization.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain hygrothermal physics as relates to passive building enclosure design.
  2. Analyze passive-appropriate enclosure types and identify vapor profile behaviors.
  3. Define industry standards for hygrothermal assessment and analysis and review the PHIUS+ hygrothermal modeling protocol.
  4. Use WUFI Plus to simulate, analyze, compare and optimize hygrothermal performance of enclosure assemblies.

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3: WUFI® PLUS DYNAMIC FOR PASSIVE BUILDING OPTIMIZATION

Next Steps with WUFI Plus: Using Dynamic Simulation Results to Optimize Passive Building Design

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: September 28, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION: MOTIF Hotel – Pioneer Room

INSTRUCTOR: Prudence Ferreira, PHIUS CPHC Trainer

REQUIRED: WINDOWS Laptop (or WINDOWS capable MAC) with licensed free trial copy of WUFI Passive Professional installed

PRE-REQUISITES: Proficient with WUFI Passive and have at a minimum viewed the WUFI Plus tutorial videos on the WUFI Wiki prior to the workshop.
RECOMMENDED: Attend session #2: PHIUS+ HYGROTHERMAL on Wednesday, September 27 also taught by Prudence Ferreira.

REGISTER

For CPHC®s ready to take their modeling practice to the next level, this workshop assumes you are proficient with WUFI Passive and have at a minimum viewed the WUFI Plus tutorial videos on the WUFI Wiki prior to the workshop. Utilizing WUFI Plus hands-on, we will start with several versions of a modeled multi-zone PHIUS+ compliant example project. We will briefly review model organization and inputs, focusing on specific inputs that are unique or important for passive building design optimization. Next we will discuss WUFI Plus result outputs interpretation and focus on correlating those results to design inputs using parametric analysis. With an understanding of what those results signify, I will illustrate techniques for using WUFI plus to further improve passive building designs for comfort, durability and efficiency. This workshop will not focus on hygrothermal analysis protocols, however moisture-related performance parameters are an important opportunity for optimization, so we encourage attendees to register for PHIUS+ Hygrothermal Best Practices and Modeling Protocol, or come prepared with a working knowledge of hygrothermal analysis. Due to time constraints, this workshop will also not include WUFI Plus airflow modeling.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review dynamic model organization, locate and discuss important inputs for passive building optimization.
  2. Explain WUFI Plus result outputs interpretation.
  3. Correlate simulation results to design inputs using parametric analysis.
  4. Illustrate techniques for using WUFI plus to further improve passive building designs for comfort, durability and efficiency.

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4: INDOOR AIR QUALITY RESET PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Indoor Air Quality, Outcome-Based Standard and Certification System

ONE DAY TRAINING: September 27, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Seattle Public Library – Level 8 – Spiral Room

INSTRUCTOR: Anjanette Green, GIGA

REGISTER

The shift from design standards to outcome based standards – from design to operational performance – is changing the nature of the building industry. Monitoring is bringing verification and operational feedback loops to buildings allowing real time, ongoing calibration of the performance of buildings. This shift is changing how building owners run their buildings and businesses: the relationship of owners to tenants, and that of companies to employees changes in a pursuit to provide verified healthy and comfortable buildings for everyone.

This training offers a professional certificate at the end for those who like to get involved and become leaders in this new emerging field of real-time Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) commissioning of building performance. Students taking this training are eligible to take an exam provided during the following month that can be taken on one’s own time. Instructions on how to register for the exam will be provided at the end of this one day workshop.

About RESET

RESET™ prioritizes on-going results and long-term occupant health. Indoor air quality data is streamed to the cloud via multi-parameter monitors and accessed in real-time from any device. This enables positive feedback loops and helps build trust with staff and clients. Certification is maintained based on actual monitored data.

RESET™ is an international project certification that prioritizes occupant health and environmental regeneration, starting with material chemistry and IAQ. More about RESET, existing RESET professionals and IAQ mobile app download at www.reset.build

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS TRAINING?

  • Building Owners and Managers
  • Equipment Solution Providers
  • Consultants

TRAINING TOPICS

  • Introduction to RESET™: the world’s first ‘smart’ IAQ building certification program.
  • Embodied health impact of Materials: from chemicals of concerns to VOCs.
  • Building lungs: Understanding mechanical and biological filtration and air exchange.
  • Operational impact: Understanding the complexity of air. Dissecting results from monitoring.
  • The RESET™ process: Documenting and measuring for success.
  • Communicating the ROI and making the case to clients

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5: S-M-L-XL — MULTIFAMILY-PALOOZA

In-depth Affordable Passive Multifamily Building Case Studies from Small to Tall

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: September 28, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION: MOTIF Hotel – Emerald 1

PRESENTERS:
S – LUCHA Tierra Linda: Charlene Andreas, Alexandra Livingstone, Catherine Baker, Jason La Fleur
3-story | 6-flat | 9177 sq. ft. | Chicago, IL
M – Orchards at Orenco I, II, III: Mike Steffen and Michael Bonn
3-buildings | 3-stories ea. | ~60 units ea. | I – 42,584 sq. ft., II – 46,148 sq. ft., III – pending | Hillsboro, OR
L – Cascade Hudson: Zack Semke, Tim WeyandSloane Ritchie, Brittany Porter 
CPHC® Joseph Giampietro | 5-stories | 35 units | 14,723 sq. ft. | Seattle, WA
XL – 425 Grand Concourse: Christoph StumpJohn Woelfling,  Aleksandr YelizarovHaripriya ElumanaiThomas BarkerDylan MartelloJosephine Zurica
CPHC® Lois B. Arena| 28-stories | 289 units | 287,742 sq. ft. | New York City, NY

REGISTER

This year’s Multifamily-palooza is focusing on development and integrated design through the pre-construction phase. The affordable passive housing sector is growing fast! In just a few years, the number has grown from a few pilot multifamily projects to close to 100 certified or underway. Developers are now embracing the concept nationwide. And projects come in all sizes: from lo-rise 6 flat in Chicago, lo-rise 3 stories in Oregon, mid-rise 5 stories in Seattle and hi-rise, 28 stories in NYC. We’ll hear from four project teams at various stages in the development, design and construction document phase. All of them will have either broken ground or be close to it by the time conference rolls around. Our teams offer to share their experience and advice to all, but especially to newcomers to the process. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn valuable lessons from these four teams.

Developers, Architects, CPHC®s, Raters/Verifiers and Builders from the teams of multifamily projects currently underway will present their projects in detail; from how to structure financing for such projects, to planning and design, through code and mechanical issues solved prior to construction.

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6: PASSIVE HOUSE 101

HALF DAY WORKSHOP: September 27, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Seattle Public Library – Level 4 – Room 6

PRESENTER: Katrin Klingenberg, PHIUS Executive Director & other PHIUS Staff

FREE to attend | Registration required
REGISTER

 


7: RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS FOR ZERO 

Passive Houses: Demand Side Load Management & Designing, Installing and Controlling a Renewable System for Zero and Positive Energy

HALF DAY WORKSHOP: September 28, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

LOCATION: MOTIF Hotel – Emerald 3

PRESNTER: Marc Rosenbaum, P.E.

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This class will cover:

  • What passive buildings and similar high-performance homes are actually using for energy, and how that energy breaks down by end use.
  • Sizing of a renewable system to meet the remaining loads: using PV Watts software, we’ll estimate how much electricity can be harvested in different climates and array orientations, and the timing of that energy vs. loads.
  • System configurations, product types and characteristics, and other nuts and bolts aspects of installations.
  • Case studies.
  • Mechanical systems and integrating renewable energies: how battery storage and thermal storage are evolving and may affect the whole systems design.

At the conclusion of this course participants will have gained knowledge about the essential key elements needed to design a properly sized renewable system to zero out remaining energy or source loads for a passive house.

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8: BEST PRACTICES FOR RESIDENTIAL VENTILATION

Provide Acceptable IAQ in Very Low Load Homes with Exceptionally Tight Building Enclosures

HALF DAY WORKSHOP: September 28, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION: MOTIF Hotel – Emerald 3

PRESENTER: Dr. Joe Lstiburek, Building Science Corporation

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The principles and physics of residential ventilation are woefully misunderstood. In this class Dr. Joseph Lstiburek will address the principles and physics of residential ventilation along with the history of ventilation rates in the United States, Canada and Europe. Recommendations on best design practices to provide acceptable IAQ in very low load homes with exceptionally tight building enclosures will be presented.


CPHC® EXAM

EXAM TIME: September 28, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Please note that while the exam time slot is from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. on the schedule, attendees have a 3 hour time-limit for completing the exam.

LOCATION: MOTIF Hotel – Blue Mouse Boardroom (3rd floor)

PROCTOR: TBD

REGISTER

PHIUS established the Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC®) credential in 2008 to distinguish accomplished passive house professionals in the marketplace. PHIUS’ flagship training is the industry leader, and the only passive house designer training geared to North American climate and market conditions. CPHCs are listed on the PHIUS and PHAUS online database, and get access to the latest technical developments.

CPHC Exam registration is separate from Workshops Registration and can be completed at the following link, where you can also review the system and exam-day requirements.

 

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