It is very difficult for the sketchup users to create the design of a passive house. The objective of DesignPH is to make the process easy for obtaining the Passive House standard.
Here lies the importance of the designPH plug-in for SketchUp. It offers an excellent 3D modeling interface that completely supports the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) to develop a building model, allocate building components as well as choose a location.
This sketchup plugin can easily workout the annual energy calculation to examine the design instantly. As soon as a flexible design is accomplished, crucial building characteristics can be exported for being incorporated with PHPP.
In this regard Passive House California, is conducting a two-day online course on May 12, 2016 at 8:30 AM – Friday, May 13, 2016 at 4:30 PM (PDT). The course provides huge benefits to architects, developers, self-builders, building energy modelers and other building professionals. The attendees can gather knowledge on how to apply designPH for creating the design and certification of Passive House buildings. The attendees will be thoroughly trained during the building design phase ranging from building model formation to exporting to PHPP. Special emphasis will be given on iterative design to attain the Passive House criteria. There will be a case study that will improve their practical knowledge to finish and document a designPH model for building certification.
The objectives of the Course:
Develop a 3D model of a building in SketchUp
Ascertain key building characteristics, together with areas, volumes, and shading
Be familiar with using the designPH interface and avail the components database
Allot building components and performance data to the building model
Compute a streamlined annual energy balance for the building
Gain knowledge on rectifying the model recurrently to obtain the Passive House criteria. Export building characteristics and import them into PHPP. Gather and document data and calculations for Passive House certification.
Acquire practical experience in accomplishing a designPH model for a residential development.
Prerequisites: Participants should be well versed with Excel and basic building heat loss calculations.
Optional Course Extension: The participants can get the chance to present models developed by them once the course is completed. The participants get proper feedback on these models by paying extra charge for each model.
Course Requirements: Laptop with PHPP v8.5, Google Sketchup 8, designPH v.1.0.0, and MS Excel (or equivalent), all preloaded. designPH can be purchased at one of the following vendors: FourSevenFive, Small Planet Workshop
For further details on designPH, visit: www.designph.org
Register your seat online: DesignPH SketchUp Plugin- 2 Day
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