The PaLaMa Preparation Course

One of the hardest things about learning a new subject is getting your head around the terminology and basic concepts. The PaLaMa Preparation Course is designed to take the stress out of your learning journey by getting you up to speed with the key maths concepts and language terms used in Passive House.

Many students worry about their maths skills in particular when beginning Passive House study. The PaLaMa course helps you to revise and address any gaps in your knowledge before the main certification course.

You will have access to course recordings to help you revise in private and improve at your own pace.

Course Content

Learning Objectives

Gain a basic understanding of the concept of Passive House
Learn basic Passive House vocabulary
Become familiar with the main Passive House formulas and mathematical concepts
Refresh maths skills, including:
Working with fractions
Transforming formulas
Working with units
Transforming units
Become familiar with the ‘magic formula’ that covers 80% of Passive House calculations
Become familiar with SPA’s Passive House formula booklet. (The booklet is available exclusively to SPA certification course students)

Topics

The Passive House Concept: Why Passive House?; energy management concepts; the Passive House standard
The 5 components and principles of Passive House
U-Value calculations
Window calculations
Airflow and air-quantity calculations
The magic formula. Mastering heat transfer (The SPA advantage)
General maths skills

 

Materials provided for class
You will be provided with recordings of the live sessions which occur during your course. These will feature Daniel Kress or Julia Kiefer teaching the course and also responding to student questions.

Materials Required for class
PC, Mac or Laptop, good internet connection (4 Mbps)

Recommendation: If you booked the Mastery Package, you might want to have your formulary printed already.

Materials provided for class
You will be provided with recordings of the live sessions which occur during your course. These will feature Daniel Kress or Julia Kiefer teaching the course and also responding to student questions.

Access
Students will have access to course recordings for three months.

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