In this course, we’ll cover the basics of the Passive House standard and the specifics as it relates to high performance windows; the design and detailing of Passive house windows; the specific design, modeling, and calculations required to implement passive house windows successfully; and the window installation process. The course will look at the specific drivers that relate to window performance including issues of thermal comfort, visual comfort, aesthetic considerations, and energy efficiency.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify different key components that make up high-performance windows.
  • Analyze and review different strategies for siting, orienting, and shading buildings.
  • Complete basic calculations related to windows and air temperature differences including calculating window U-values.
  • Identify and describe different methods for how to install PH windows effectively, including thermal bridge free installations, over insulation, and proper shading.

Learning Units

4.0 AIA LU/HSW approved for this course


Steve Mann, The Passive House Network and Home Energy Services