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Bitesize Passivhaus Course (Coaction)

Date: 3 - 6 September 2024 Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Location: Online Cost: PHT members: £348 +VAT, Non-members: £398 +VAT

Bitesize Passivhaus Course

For any course queries, please contact Coaction Training: 01752 686890 or

PHT members are eligible for a discount.

Explore the key concepts of Passivhaus design with PHT PREFERRED TRAINING PARTNER, Coaction, a not-for-profit organisation passionate about upskilling the construction industry for a low-carbon future.

You will discover the value Passivhaus can bring to your projects and develop an understanding of key design elements required, practical considerations, and lessons learnt onsite from industry experts.

For all building professionals including architects, design teams, energy or sustainability consultants, clients, and anyone interested in low-energy building at any level.


  • Understand what the Passivhaus standard entails and how it helps get to Net Zero.
  • Explore the concepts through a range of building types.
  • Learn how early-stage design decisions impact on building performance, taking in form factor, complexity and glazing.
  • Get to grips with airtightness and thermal bridging.
  • Understand the impact of construction choices and review the properties of insulation materials.
  • Relate summer overheating and design.
  • Understand good design and detailing for common construction elements.
  • Explore how to ensure construction quality on site.
  • Understand what building services are necessary for Passivhaus, and why you should care about them even if you’re not designing them.
  • Overview of ventilation systems, and how hot water and heating systems differ in a Passivhaus build. 

You can access the event programme here


This course comprises of 4 modules over a 2-week period, each with a self-study block of 2-3 hours followed by a live online 2-hour workshop to check learning and test the concepts in real-life situations.

  • Module 1 - Introduction to Passivhaus
  • Module 2 - Architecture
  • Module 3 - Construction
  • Module 4 - Building Services

The live workshops will deepen your learning from the self-study using group exercises and discussion based on real-life case studies to dig deeper into the concepts covered and apply the knowledge you have gained.

Live workshop sessions are run by experienced Passivhaus trainers. All trainers are active practitioners currently working in the Passivhaus sector, sharing their experience of best practice and of tackling the real issues that projects may encounter.



PHT members are eligible for a discount.

  • PHT members: £348 +VAT
  • Non-members: £398 +VAT



To register, please use the online booking form.

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