Passivhaus Affiliate

Certified European Passive House Designer Training (BRE)

Date: 21 July - 1 August 2014 Time: Over 2 non-consecutive weeks
Location: BRE Wales & South West, Ethos, Kings Road, Swansea Waterfront, SA1 8AS Cost: £1,780.00 PHT members, £1,930.00 non members

For over 10 years the Passive House Standards have been adopted for many building types - both new build and renovations - and interest is rapidly increasing worldwide. The supply chain has matured and a wide range of Passive House Standard products are available.

In order to promote adoption of this advanced standard and ensure that it is implemented with correct quality, the EU funded the CEPH project to deliver robust training and certification for Passive House Designers across EU member states. The course and exam will be delivered in Swansea by the University of Strathclyde's Energy Systems Research Unit and the Building Research Establishment Centre of Excellence in Energy Utilisation.

The course provides advanced training for architects and designers already experienced in energy optimised construction and renovation. On passing the exam individuals are registered by the Passive House Institute and can use associated materials to market their services.

 The course includes 80 detailed topics covering:

  • The heat-insulating building shell
  • Construction heat bridges
  • Passive House windows
  • Air-tightness and Blower Door Test (workshop)
  • Thermography (workshop)
  • Ventilation
  • Summer comfort
  • Utilisation of residual heat
  • Quality Assurance of heating and ventilation
  • Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) with a range of buildings and your own project
  • Non-residential Passive House
  • Profitability and Loan program calculations
  • Tendering and awarding contracts
  • Construction Supervision and Quality Assurance
  • Customer support.




Module 1: 21st July – 24th July 2014

Module 2: 29th July - 1st August 2014

Exam 18th October 2014



09:00-17:00 all days



Standard: £1,930.00

RIAS/ RIBA/ CIBSE/ AECB/ CIAT/ Passivhaus Trust members: £1,780.00



BRE Wales & South West, Ethos, Kings Road, Swansea Waterfront, SA1 8AS 



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