Passivhaus Affiliate

Introduction to PHPP

Date: Continuous enrolment Time: 4 sessions over 8 weeks
Location: Online Cost: PHT members 10% discount

In this online course, delivered by Andrew Peel, participants will learn how to use the PHPP for residential building design and certification. Participants will be guided step-by-step through the relevant worksheets, while learning the correct conventions for measurements and calculations. Proper documentation will also be covered in detail. A case study will provide participants with practical experience in completing and documenting PHPP calculations for building certification.

The course is recognised by the Passivhaus Institute (PHI) as further education training for Certified Passivhaus Tradespersons with 22 CPs under the ID: K028-2018-CA. 

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Intro to PHPP (starting Feb 5th) | Peel School of Passive House


Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the structure, inputs, and outputs of PHPP software
  2. Select and input appropriate climate data sets in PHPP
  3. Measure and record building characteristics (areas, volumes, etc)
  4. Specify building assemblies and components
  5. Model HVAC systems
  6. Assess building heat loss, energy demand and summertime overheating risk
  7. Understand proper sourcing of performance data
  8. Gain practical experience in completing a PHPP assessment for a residential development


Intended Audience: Architects, developers, self-builders and other building professionals.


Course Requirements

Prerequisites Knowledge of excel, familiarity with reading construction drawings, and a general understanding of low energy buildings is expected. Participants who lack one or more of these may find it difficult to keep up with the course material and exercises.

Laptop with a take-off program (CAD, PDF etc), PHPPv9 software, and the PHPP manual. For drawings take-offs, either your own software can be used or you can download the free Autodesk Design Review from Note that AutoDesk Design Review does not work on Macs. You can either use Windows for Mac, or download an alternative CAD mark-up program.



The course is structured into 4 sessions over the course of 8 weeks. Each session requires about 5-8 hours of commitment. You are invited to complete the sessions at your own pace but it is recommended to keep a schedule of 2 weeks per session. The course will be open for continuous enrollment there after.




$495 +VAT for 8 weeks access.

PHT members: A 10% discount is available for iPHA affliated members. Please email: for coupon code. 



All bookings can be made via the online form.

Any queries should be directed to


Further Information

Peel Passive House Training

Andrew Peel

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