Pattern Language from Passive House

How to design and build high-performance apartment buildings at the lowest possible cost

Pattern Language from Passive House is an interactive course that teaches cost-effective design strategies of low-emissions, mid-rise, wood-framed multi-family buildings. This four-part course presents design problems common to multi-family buildings, followed by solutions that have worked in previous high-performance projects. These solutions are organized into “patterns” using a format adapted from A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander (et al).

The patterns presented in this course are drawn from the hundreds of affordable multi-family buildings constructed to the Passive House standard worldwide, because this is the largest cohort of affordable, low-emission, mid-rise, multi-family housing. While these solutions are taken from Passive House buildings, they are applicable to residential building designs targeting Step 4 of the BC Energy Step Code, as well as multi-family buildings aiming for similar low-TEDI or not-zero energy standards.

Course Dates and Times

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Thursday, March 11, 2021

This four-part online course draws on hundreds of energy-efficient, Passive House-certified buildings worldwide, and offers affordable solutions to common barriers of high-performance multi-unit residential buildings MURB. Although teachings are based on the passive house standard, they are directly applicable to all high-performance building standards, including Step 4 of the BC Energy Step Code, Net-Zero Energy Ready standards, and more. If you’re looking to maintain your CPHD certification, this course has been recently approved for 16 PHI continuing education points!

Pattern Language from Passive House

March 2 - March 11, 2021


9:30 am