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Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (AECB Carbonlite)

Date: 7 September 2015 Time: Over 2 non-consecutive weeks
Location: Architype, Twyford Barn, Upper Twyford, Hereford, HR2 8AD Cost: £2400 plus VAT for PHT/ AECB members; £2800 plus VAT for non-members. £400 early bird discount for advance bookings.

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?

Week 1:

  • 7th Sept - Fundamentals of Passivhaus
  • 8th - 9th Sept - Science of Passivhaus, Nick Grant (2 days) + Passivhaus site visit and optional meal out
  • 10th Sept- Construction of Passivhaus, Bill Butcher
  • Additional session, 11th Sept
    - Morning session - Introduction to Psi values, Nick Grant 
    - Afternoon session - Introduction to designPH, Dave Edwards

Week 2:

  • 21st - 22nd Sept - Building Services of Passivhaus, Alan Clarke + site visit and optional meal out
  • 23rd - 24th Sept - Passivhaus Planning Package, Marine Sanchez & Nick Grant
  • 25th Sept - Revision session, Peter Warm



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: 7th – 11th Sept

Week 2: 21st – 25th May

Exam: 10th Oct, 10am - 1pm (£250)

Additional one day course: 1st May



  • The full course costs £2400 +VAT for PHT/AECB members (£2800 +VAT for non-members). There is a £400 Early Bird Discount for AECB/ PHT members booking at least 4 weeks in advance.
  • One day module cost £300 +VAT for PHT/AECB members (£350 for non-members)
  • Two day modules cost £600 +VAT for PHT/AECB members (£700 +VAT for non-members)
  • PHPP software costs £125 +VAT, DesignPH costs £170 +VAT. We can add PHPP and DesignPH to your invoice at the time of booking.
  • THERM software is available 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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