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Carbonlite Passivhaus Designer Training (AECB)

Date: 10-14 February & 10-14 March 2014 Exam on 29 March Time: Over two, non-consecutive weeks
Location: London Cost: £2000 plus VAT for PHT/ AECB members (£1950 Early Bird offer to 10th Jan 2014); £2349 plus VAT for non-members

The course is delivered over 2 non-consecutive weeks, and ends with a 3 hour exam. On successful completion of the exam, delegates will be awarded either Passivhaus Designer or Passivhaus Consultant status, depending on their existing academic qualifications.

The course is delivered by UK professionals with Passivhaus experience. The full programme can be taken as an intensive course, or spread out as individual modules to suit your needs. The courses are delivered on a regular basis with small groups.

Why choose the AECB for my Passivhaus Designer Course?

  • Courses are developed specifically for the UK and use UK building examples.
  • The course is delivered by some of the most knowledgeable Passivhaus professionals in the UK. A range of trainers is used for each course to offer a breadth of experience.
  • The programme is delivered using a mixture of lectures, group and individual learning, with exercises to continually affirm and test understanding.
  • Relevant courses previously completed under the CarbonLite scheme will contribute towards the learning for this qualification.

Course content

Week 1:  10 - 14 February 2014

  • Introduction to Passivhaus (1 day)
  • Science of Passivhaus (2 days)
  • Construction of Passivhaus (1 day)
  • Thermal Bridging (1 day) (not included in PH Designer course, recommended addition)

Week 2: 10 – 14 March 2014

  • Building Services for Passivhaus (2 days)
  • Passivhaus Planning Package (2 days)
  • Revision session (1 day)

Exam – 29 March 2014


The cost of the full Passivhaus Designer course, including revision session and exam, is £2000 plus VAT for AECB members (£2349 plus VAT for non-members). Prices for individual modules are from £249 for the 1 day courses (Introduction and Construction) and from £499 for the 2 day courses (Science, Services and PHPP). The Thermal Bridging course is optional, and does not form part of the Passivhaus Designer course. The cost of this is from £249.

Other venues

This course is run at least three times per year in London, Bristol and Plymouth. The next course will be in London February/March and Plymouth in April/May. More information can be found on the AECB website:


For further information, or to book a place on any of the courses, please contact Ingrid Bravo on 01752 542546 or email

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