Rupert took the Passivhaus Training - part of the AECB CarbonLite training program, delivered by WARM Low Energy Building Practice, supported by a handful of industry experts.
The course, originally developed to be delivered in person over two weeks, is now delivered online in response to the pandemic, ran from mid-January to mid-February, ending with the final online exam in early March. Extensive material, through live talks, seminars, and exercises online, plus homework, further reading case-studies and crits made the course in-depth and broad in-scope covering Passivhaus in detail with Passive House Planning Pack (PHPP) modeling software a key part of the studies. The building physics and services design elements were the most challenging, but WARM and their team provided detailed explanations exercises and support.
The course covered a broader scope than the minimum to pass the exam, evidenced by the fact 100% of the recent cohort passed the exam. Rupert is planning a series of CPD sessions to brief the team and actively encouraging others to take the course.
MCMa looks forward to integrating the low-energy design principle across all scales of work, including new build, refurbishment, and major masterplanning projects.
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