Well I’ve finally taken the plunge and I’m booked onto the Certified Passive House Consultant/Designer Course in Newry next week.
As my faithful readers will know I’m a big Passivhaus advocate and have written copiously on the subject over the years:
I’ve already completed the PHPP course (the worksheets/calculations for Passivhaus) and undertaken numerous CPD and training courses on airtightness and the like (I’ve even undertaken the registered SIGA airtightness contractor course to install their products so that I could make sure the contractors I work with are installing correctly.)
The plan was to learn PHPP (which I’ve done) and then to become a Certified Passive House Consultant/Designer through completing a certified Passivhaus Project. Then the bottom fell out of the market and although we’ve got close to the Passivhaus standard over the last few years; none of the clients were able/interested to go the whole enchilada and obtain certification.
The goal therefore in undertaking the course (as well as passing the ‘rigourous’ exam in December is to work on convincing my clients of the following:
So for the next few weeks, you’ll be seeing a lot more posts (and tweets) of a Passivhaus nature…
I’m in Newry as this is the closest to me at this time of year, it would have been nice to have taken the course a little closer to home (even Galway or Sligo) but I guess it’ll be nice travelling/staying to the UK for a bit even if I’m not leaving the Island.