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AECB Carbonlite Passivhaus Designer Training

Date: 9 February 2015 Time: Over 2 non-consecutive weeks
Location: Plymouth Cost: £2000 plus VAT for PHT/ AECB members; £2349 plus VAT for non-members. £1950 Early Bird price available for PHT/AECB members

AECB Carbonlite Passivhaus Designer Training

This course is aimed principally at building professionals in the UK and prepares delegates for taking the Certified European Passivhaus Designer qualification.  It introduces the principles behind the Passivhaus standard and methodologies and the use of the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) for achieving low energy performance, with teaching firmly based on UK building examples.


Why choose the AECB for my Passivhaus Designer Course?

  • Delivered by a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable Passivhaus practitioners, with a wealth of hands-on experience.
  • Specifically tailored for the UK, using building examples from domestic and non-domestic sectors.
  • Classroom-based learning delivered using a mixture of lectures, group and individual learning, with exercises to continually affirm and test understanding.
  • Site visits to innovative Passivhaus developments.
  • Full programme can be taken as an intensive course, leading to the exam, or as individual modules to suit your needs.


What does the course cover?

The course is delivered over 9 days (10 including the additional Thermal Bridging module) of classroom-based learning, split over 2 non-consecutive weeks. Learning is arranged into the following modules:

Week 1:

  • 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:

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



This course is aimed principally at building professionals in the UK -architects, builders, building engineers and others who want to learn how to deliver real low-energy buildings. To get the most out of taking the full course we recommend that you need to have knowledge of UK construction systems, an ability to read building plans and an understanding of basic algebra.

Delegates who do not wish to take the exam can opt to take specific modules only to enhance their learning in particular areas.



Week 1: 9th – 13th February     

Week 2: 9th – 13th March

Exam: 28th March



  • The full course costs £2000 +VAT for PHT/AECB members (£2349 +VAT for non-members). There is a £50 Early Bird Discount for AECB members booking at least one month in advance.
  • One day module cost £249 +VAT for PHT/AECB members (£299 for non-members)
  • Two day modules cost £499 +VAT for PHT/AECB members (£599 +VAT for non-members)
  • PHPP software costs £125 +VAT. We can add PHPP to your invoice at the time of booking.
  • THERM software is free online



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

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