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Presenter: Jason Morosko, MSME, CPHC

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Fort Washington, PA

Hilton Garden Inn Fort Washington
530 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Phone: 215-646-4637

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 4:30 pm

Understanding the Energy Efficiency of Conventional Construction

     Conventional residential energy use
     History of energy-conserving residential construction
     Energy conservation incentives
     Current weatherization tactics

Passive House Standard: Purpose, Principles and Development

     History of certifying agencies in US: PHI and PHIUS
     Passive House Standard: voluntary performance-based building envelope energy standard
     Passive House energy calculations
     Energy calculation tools: an introduction to tools and their functionality
     Assembling a team to ensure quality and performance
     Examining common design features of Passive Houses

Elements of Passive House Design

     Siting, sizing and orientation
     Super-insulated envelope with minimized thermal bridging
     Efficient mechanical ventilation
     Ultra-efficient lights, fixtures and appliances- plug loads
     Summer shading and cooling strategies
     Winter solar gain and heat retention strategies
     Integrating renewable energy technologies

Mechanical Systems in Passive House

     Heat exchangers
     Supplemental space conditioning for micro loads
     Renewable energy system integration

Evaluating Passive House Case Studies

     Adapting Passive House for local climate
     Case studies: in the planning process, under construction and finished projects

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

     6.5 CPHC CEUs

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.                             

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 continuing education hours to architects in all states with continuing education requirements.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information under this course listing.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects.

The Passive House Institute US has approved this course for 6.5 CEUs.

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It not approved by any contractor licensing entity for mandatory continuing education credit.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Jason Morosko, MSME, CPHC

Vice President of Engineering with UltimateAir, Inc.

Mr. Morosko is a vice president with UltimateAir, a research, design, and manufacturing company of leading technology air-to-air heat exchangers. Mr. Morosko is a 12-year veteran in this field, and he holds bachelors and masters degrees in Heat Transfer Engineering. He became a certified Passive House consultant, and has taught the curriculum to become a certified Passive House consultant. Mr. Morosko has built his own Passive House duplex, and he has consulted on various Passive House projects in the particular areas of mechanical systems, shell design, and ventilation.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Passive House: Planning and Design

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation covers energy efficiency of conventional construction, the purpose, principles and development of passive houses, the architectural elements of passive houses, and mechanical and electrical systems in passive houses.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to express the purpose and principles of the Passive House standard and and explain common design features of Passive Houses

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and explain the architectural elements of Passive Houses, including siting, sizing, orientation, super-insulated envelope with minimized thermal bridging, efficient ventilation, , summer shading and cooling strategies, inter solar gain and heat retention strategies, and ultra-efficient lights, fixtures, and appliances.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe mechanical and electrical systems in Passive Houses that optimize heat gains and space conditioning and utilize energy-efficient appliances.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify strategies to integrate renewable energy technologies into a Passive House design.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with residential home design and construction and energy-efficiency standards

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/09/2022

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.