Passivhaus Affiliate

Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (BRE)

Date: 2 - 6 September 2024 (+ exam 25 October 2024) Time: 5 consecutive days plus half day exam
Location: Online Cost: £1998 +VAT PHT members, £2350 +VAT non-members

Certified Passivhaus Designer

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This 5-day online training helps learners to achieve the Certified Passivhaus qualification. It is delivered by a certified trainer from the University of Strathclyde Energy Systems Research Unit (the BRE Centre of Excellence in Energy Utilisation) in partnership with the BRE Academy. The course provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to pass the Passivhaus examination as well as giving you a head-start for contributing to the design of residential Passivhaus projects.


  • This course will be delivered online as a virtual classroom which will replicate the workshop format of the original classroom training.
  • The lectures will be supplemented by videos, live calculations, demonstrations and discussions to ensure delegates maximise their learning experience.
  • To facilitate this, the course is limited to 15 delegates.
  • You are required to undertake self-study of several online modules (video material plus exercises – approximately 30 hours in videos, quizzes and exercises plus 4-6 hours for a PHPP project) prior to attending the one week’s intensive virtual classroom training. It is important to complete this work to improve your understanding of Passivhaus and to maximise your benefit from the virtual classroom training
  • You will undertake mock exams during the classroom training to gauge your progress.



Please note: As part of this training course you are required to purchase the PHPP 9 (2015 or newer) software and manual. This can be purchased from PHI and is required for the online modules. (Please allow 1 working day to receive a registration number.) A printed copy of the PHPP manual can be obtained from the PHI shop. Discounts are available for members of the Passivhaus Trust.



The course includes detailed topics covering:

  • Passivhaus introduction
  • Compact design
  • Economics
  • Airtightness 
  • Thermal bridging
  • Thermographic imaging
  • Ventilation 
  • Heating 
  • and many more!



PHT members receive a 15% discount on the course fee. Join us.

  • PHT members: £1,997.50 (+VAT)

  • Non-members: £2,350 (+VAT)

The course cost includes your PHI examination fee. In arrangement with the PHI the examination is usually undertaken online about a month after the training course to give time for learners to consolidate their learning. Examination dates associated with each set of training dates have been assigned but learners can adopt a later examination date to suit their requirements.

Please note that the process of marking examination papers and validation by PHI can take 6 weeks.

If an exam retake is required, then an additional fee is charged.



To book, please use the online booking form.

For course queries, please contact or call the BRE on +44 (0) 333 321 8811 


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Further Information

BRE Academy

PHT membership

Passivhaus certification

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