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Presenter: Andrew Michler, CPHC

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT

How to Inform Your Design Process Using Passive House

   Passive house certification and design targets
   Thermal massing
   Thermal bridging
   Passive house design tools
   Building typologies
   Global passive house
   Implementing passive house in your practice

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements: 
Windows 7 - 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) - macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

For more information, visit the Support section at www.gotowebinar.com

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers:
     2.0 PDHs

     2.0 HSW CE Hours
     2.0 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council:
     .2 CEUs (Energy)

Continuing Education Credit Information

See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education creditavailable. Individual courses for landscape architects, engineers and architects are notsubject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses inFL, NC, and NJ, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities:
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
   American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700),
      North Carolina (No. S-0130),and North Dakota.
Course-by-Course Organizations:International Society of Arboriculture, Society of American Foresters, Association of State Floodplain Managers

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education providerfor landscape architects, engineers and architects via its registration with the AmericanInstitute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner§79-1.5(i)(2), §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)).


Andrew Michler

Mr. Michler has focused on high performance building design and materiality since 1993. He has written and researched extensively on new architecture and is the author of the book Hyperlocalization of Architecture released in 2015. He is co-founder Passive House Rocky Mountains, a chapter of the North American Passive House Network and was chair of Northern Colorado Renewable Energy Society. He completed the first International Certified Passive House in Colorado in 2016 which has won several awards and has been prominent in international design media. He has keynoted and presented globally on Passive House and contemporary environmental built environments. He is currently on the board of the North American Passive House Network.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $100.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $100.00

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: How to Inform Your Design Process Using Passive House

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines elements of Passive House design that can be utilized to increase energy efficiency in traditional home design.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify design features that are typically included in passive house designs in order to increase energy efficiency.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe thermal massing strategies used to conserve energy in passive houses.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to use strategies to reduce thermal bridging.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explore passive house case studies that demonstrate effective energy conservation strategies.



LUs: 3.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with design and construction and the need for energy efficiency

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 08/11/2023

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.