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Flixo Course – Model Thermal Bridges for High Performance Buildings
"Shifting our office to Flixo has been hugely successful. Being able to execute more projects in less time and reduce errors has improved our workflow immeasurably. The flexibility of Flixo has also meant that moving through design iterations is much simpler which helps us to deliver better details and more accurate simulation results to our clients."
- Ed May, BLDGtyp
“Great course! The Flixo training
provided by Rolf and Chris gave me and other staff at NK Architects the
hands-on base to prepare meaningful Thermal Bridge analyses. By
integrating guided use of Flixo software with the standards required for
Passive House certification, I am prepared to perform a key analysis function
for high-performance building design.”
- Joe Giampietro, NK Architects
“Thanks for a great Flixo class! Even though I'd used it a few times already, the class definitely added a ton of useful info & techniques. It may still be some time before I've fully recovered from my past experiences with other software, but I might almost enjoy doing thermal bridge models now!”
- Cramer Silkworth, Baukraft Engineering
“What a great course! Chris did a great job instructing us. It was very well done and covered so much material in a very short time, while providing us with great resources.”
-Lyndsie White, Cornerstone Architecture
Flixo allows you to directly
import DXF files to reduce input time.
Flixo allows you to immediately alter dimensions and
materials to create and evaluate variations of your details.
Flixo allows you to quickly make and customize your reports.
"We are extremely satisfied. It is incredible how much easier
and more practical Flixo is than the software we previously used. Absolutely
Speier, Zola European Windows
2-day course, participants will explore thermal bridge modeling using Flixo to
be able to understand the impact of design details on the energy performance of
High Performance Buildings/ Passive House Buildings.We will first cover the concepts and
protocols for thermal bridge modeling. Then, participants will have the
opportunity to model several common thermal bridge types using Flixo, with
guidance from the instructors.By the
end of the course, participants will have completed at least five thermal bridge
models. All participants should arrive with the 30-day free Flixo Trial
software (version 8) pre-loaded on their computer.For
first time users/purchasers of Flixo, you are eligible to include a 1-yr Flixo
Energy Plus license & usb dongle to your registration (a $444 value) for
limited to first 20 registered.
1)Identifying Thermal Bridges
a.Types of Thermal Bridges
b.Visual examples of common details
c.Discussion of techniques to reduce psi values.
d.Determining which thermal bridges need to be modeled
e.Qualitative and quantitative assessment
2)Thermal Bridge Protocols
a.Overview of modeling and psi value calculation
b.Standard boundary conditions
f.Calculation and use of equivalent U-values
g.Entering psi-values in WUFI Passive and PHPP
4)In class demonstrations of modeling for several important
thermal bridge types
a.Exterior and interior wall corners
d.Foundations (slabs and footings)
f.Windows (sill, header, jamb)
g.Special cases: Unheated and heated basements
5)Tips and Tricks for Projects with Large Amounts
of Thermal Bridges
a.Individual/small-team modeling projects using
selected details from real projects.
Architects, engineers, energy modelers, Passive House consultants, designers
and other building professionals who want to build on their skills of thermal
familiarity with thermal bridges
Continuing Education:12 PHIUS CEU and 16 Passive House Institute (PHI) CPD credits will be given for
attendance to the course
Location: WRT, 1700 Market Street, Suite 2800, Philadelphia, PA 19103
9:00am – 12:00pm & 1:30pm - 4:30pm
with Flixo 8 demo. Flixo demo works on PCs with Windows installed or Macs with
Windows installed (via Bootcamp, not other Virtual Machines). The paid version
of Flixo supports virtual machines on both Windows and Mac.
Cancellation Policy: If
you cancel your registration more than three weeks from the scheduled course,
you will receive 100% of your course fee. If you cancel between one and three
weeks of the scheduled course, you will receive 50% of the course fee. If you
cancel within a week of the scheduled course, you will forfeit your course fee.
Rolf is a
Research Fellow for the Center for Sustainable Building Research at the
University of Minnesota as well as a CPHC. He learned how to model and
calculate thermal bridge heat loss while studying Passive House enclosures for
his Masters of Science thesis in Norway. As part of the thesis, he
developed a comparison of typical thermal bridge details for 8 different
Passive House enclosure types. Since 2011 Rolf has provided thermal
bridge modeling for a variety of commercial and residential projects including
certified Passive Houses.
Chris is a CPHD & Trainer
with Regenerative Design LLC and a Certifier with CertiPHIers Cooperative.
He has provided design support and energy modeling services since 2008. Through
CertiPHIers, Chris has certified Passive House projects in the US and
Canada. In addition to his work with CertiPHIers, Chris teaches
sustainable design, energy modeling, and renewable energy. He holds a MS
in Architecture from the University of Minnesota.
03/25/2019 09:00 AM
03/26/2019 04:30 PM
This Event is in Completed mode.
March 25, 2019 9:00 AM
March 26, 2019 4:30 PM
Mar 25, 2019
Mar 26, 2019
WRT 1700 Market Street, Suite 2800 Philadelphia,