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Home Latest News 2015 May GAIN INTERNATIONAL PASSIVHAUS ACCREDITATION WITH SAINT-GOBAIN

GAIN INTERNATIONAL PASSIVHAUS ACCREDITATION WITH SAINT-GOBAIN

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Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland will be holding its latest Passivhaus Tradesperson Course in May, enabling tradespeople to gain international accreditation for one of the world’s most efficient energy standards.

The course will allow UK tradespeople to meet the growing demand for Passivhaus Standard buildings, as more than 1,000 are expected to be built this year – a hundredfold increase in just five years.

Delivered by experienced personnel from the Passivhaus Academy in partnership with Saint-Gobain, the course will run 19 - 23 October and will be hosted at the Passivhaus Workshop in Saint-Gobain’s Technical Academy in Erith, Kent.

With a combination of classroom lectures and presentations and a significant amount of time spent on practical hands-on training over a duration of five days, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of Passivhaus principles and learn specific techniques such as detailing correct airtightness testing and treatment, interpreting data from Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) and outlining the building methods to employ to avoid thermal bridging.

Stacey Temprell, Residential Sector Director for Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland, said:  “The course has been developed to offer tradespeople vital skills and knowledge of Passivhaus construction to help the UK meet the growing demand for Passivhaus buildings. More than 1000 buildings are expected to be constructed to meet the Passivhaus Standard in the UK this year, compared to just 10 units in 2010, and the course will help tradespeople gain a competitive advantage by becoming a qualified, accredited contractor.

What makes the Passivhaus course so unique is the focus on practical, hands-on elements enabling sub-contractors, consultants and architects to gain the necessary skills and professional development to achieve the Passivhaus standard on site.”

On completion of the course, participants will sit an exam to receive international accreditation from the Passivhaus Institute as a certified Passivhaus Tradesperson.

For more information and to book your place, visit www.saint-gobain.co.uk/training/passivhaus-tradesperson-course/