Windows in passivhaus buildings & EECN

Start date: 21/03/2022
Final date: 01/04/2022

Windows are the point of connection between the inner and outer world. But- at least up until now- they’ve tended to cause heat loss, drafts, discomfort and condensation during winter…and the summer: heat gains and overheating. Do you want to know how to solve it? Are you kicking off a Passivhaus or low-energy build and want to sharpen your skills?

The course covers the key aspects of window design and installation from an energy perspective, helping you design for maximum comfort and an optimum balance between the seasons. Whether you are a certified Passivhaus Designer or Tradesperson looking for a refresher course, or new to the field of windows for high-performance buildings, the course will help you navigate smoothly between the technical aspects of window design for high performance buildings, with abundant examples and 2 case studies. You’ll learn to identify and specify the components that meet your design needs, helping you deliver a building that’s comfortable and resilient.

Windows in passivhaus buildings & EECN

325,00

Start date: 21/03/2022
Final date: 01/04/2022

Windows are the point of connection between the inner and outer world. But- at least up until now- they’ve tended to cause heat loss, drafts, discomfort and condensation during winter…and the summer: heat gains and overheating. Do you want to know how to solve it? Are you kicking off a Passivhaus or low-energy build and want to sharpen your skills?

The course covers the key aspects of window design and installation from an energy perspective, helping you design for maximum comfort and an optimum balance between the seasons. Whether you are a certified Passivhaus Designer or Tradesperson looking for a refresher course, or new to the field of windows for high-performance buildings, the course will help you navigate smoothly between the technical aspects of window design for high performance buildings, with abundant examples and 2 case studies. You’ll learn to identify and specify the components that meet your design needs, helping you deliver a building that’s comfortable and resilient.

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Through 2 live sessions in a 100% online learning environment, you will be able to interact with teachers and peers, download and read technical documents to consolidate what you’ve learnt, and watch recordings of the live sessions after the classes. The course has been validated by the Passivhaus Institute in Germany, so if you are a certified Passivhaus Designer/Consultant or Tradesperson, you can win Credit Points with this course for your qualification renewal!

  • Start date: 21/03/2022
  • Final date: 01/04/2022
  • Total time commitment: 20 hours
  • Course period: 2 weeks
  • Live sessions: 2 x 3h sessions (see content below)
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Course validated by the Passivhaus Institute, with Credit Points for the renewal of Passivhaus Designer/Consultant, or Passivhaus Tradesperson qualifications
  • Online learning environment:
    • Forum / chat for networking & interaction with teachers & peers
    • Technical Documents to download
    • Final test (multiple choice)

Content

Introduction

  • Course structure
  • Windows in a conventional building vs. windows in a Passivhaus building; transmission losses & air infiltrations
  • Impact of windows on energy losses and energy consumption

Energy balance of windows

  • Energy balance of windows (radiation, shading, surface area & orientation)
  • Tips for a good energy design of windows
  • Fixed and mobile shading devices
  • Sun paths & shading of openings by orientation
  • Solar reduction factor: simplified calculation for shading devices

Components

  • Glazing, frames, spacers; international standards
  • Glazing: thermal, solar, light, & acoustic properties; Ug thermal transmittance & g solar factor; low emissivity and solar control coatings; tools for the calculation of glazing systems; light transmission; electrochromic & thermochromic glass
  • Frames: aluminium/wood-alu/timber/PVC; Uf thermal transmittance; air permeability; frame design
  • Spacers: types, linear thermal bridge coefficient; effect on the minimum surface temperature of the frame
  • Window thermal transmittance calculations
  • Window requirements for Passivhaus new-build & retrofitting

Case Studies

Single-family home case-study: window design optimization, analysis and specification;

Elderly people’s residency case study: practical example of analysis and energy optimization of windows for an elderly people’s residence, with a dynamic daylighting study, and improved window installation design

 

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