BE-ST and Coaction launch practical Passivhaus training

Built Environment – Smarter Transformation (BE-ST) has collaborated with Coaction Training CIC to initiate a new hands-on programme to bridge the gap between theoretical understanding of Passivhaus techniques and standards and practical implementation.

Delivered at BE-ST’s A Lab facility on their purpose-built campus in Hamilton, attendees of the course ‘Passivhaus in Practice’ will gain a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to achieve a quality build in a Passivhaus project.

This training programme, endorsed by the Passivhaus Trust (PHT), is designed for industry professionals, including designers, consultants, and contractors, to learn directly from the UK’s most experienced practitioners and rapidly upskill their knowledge as Scotland moves closer to new builds requiring to be Passivhaus standard or equivalent by December 2024.

Passivhaus in Practice will kick off on 19 September 2023.

Caitriona Jordan, head of retrofit at BE-ST, said: “The construction industry in Scotland is at a turning point, where embracing sustainable practices is going to be less and less of a choice, and will be required increasingly by law.

“With the PHT’s endorsement, our collaboration with Coaction Training CIC aims to provide rapid upskilling that bridges the gap between theory and practice to make sure that businesses have the skills in their teams they need to stay ahead of the curve and be successful.”

Sarah Lewis, research and policy director at PHT, commented: “This is an opportunity for upskilling that businesses should seize. This collaborative Passivhaus training initiative represents a leap forward in fostering green skills within the construction sector.

“By blending theory with hands-on practice, the Trust’s training partners, BE-ST and Coaction Training CIC, are setting the standard and guiding professionals towards a future where high-performance energy-efficient construction is the norm.”

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