Passivhaus Affiliate

Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Target Zero)

Date: 4 November 2013; Exam 23 November 2013 Time: Over 4 days
Location: TBC Cost: £470 for non-members; 10% discount for PHT members; Additional £200 for the international examination)

From the outside, Passivhaus buildings are no different from conventional buildings, because the term 'Passivhaus' refers to a standard and not a certain construction method. Good planning and careful implementation of details are decisive factors in the construction of Passivhaus buildings, the world’s leading standard in low energy, sustainable construction. The aim of this training for the 'Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson' certificate is to convey an overall impression of the interdisciplinary Passivhaus concept to tradespeople involved in the construction industry.


1.0 Passivhaus – Interdisciplinary principles

  • Passivhaus Definition
  • Passivhaus Criteria
  • The 5 pillars of the Passivhaus principles
  • Ecology and comfort
  • PHPP and other planning principles
  • Economic efficiency
  • Construction process and quality assurance
  • User information and user support

2.0 Building Envelope Specialist – training

  • Thermal insulation in the Passivhaus
  • Thermal bridge free construction
  • Passivhaus Windows
  • Summer comfort
  • Refurbishment of existing buildings using Passivhaus components

3.0 Building Services Specialist – training

  • Passivhaus ventilation

Why is ventilation essential?
Controlled home ventilation with heat recovery
Individual components of ventilation systems
Heating via fresh air in Passivhaus

  • Heating in the Passivhaus

Heat generation and heat distribution in the Passivhaus
Implementation-relevant details
Refurbishment of existing buildings

4.0 Airtightness Specialist – practical training

  • Air-tightness & Building Regulations
  • Blower Door Demonstration
  • Practical Air-tightness installation with Airtightness tapes

Trainee Profile

Experienced qualified tradepersons working in the construction industry.

Other Course Dates 

January 20th 2014,  Exam January 29th 2014


Target zero website

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