Passivhaus Affiliate

Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (AECB Carbonlite)

Date: 2 November 2015 Time: Over 2 non-consecutive weeks
Location: London Cost: £2400 plus VAT for PHT/ AECB members; £2800 plus VAT for non-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?

Week 1:

  • 2nd Nov - Fundamentals of Passivhaus, Eric Parks (1 day)
  • 3rd - 4th Nov - Science of Passivhaus, Marine Sanchez (2 days) + Passivhaus site visit and optional meal out
  • 5th Nov - Construction of Passivhaus, Will South (1 day)
  • Additional session, 6th Nov  - Morning session - Introduction to Psi values, Marine Sanchez
    - Thermal Bridging  Introduction to DesignPH, Dave Edwards (Suitable laptop required)

Week 2:

  • 16th - 17th Nov - Building Services of Passivhaus, Alan Clarke + Mildmay Community Centre visit and optional meal out
  • 18th - 19th Nov - Passivhaus Planning Package, Will South & Nick Grant
  • 20th Nov - 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: 2nd - 5th November

Week 2: 16th - 20th November

Exam: 4th December, 10am - 1pm (£250)

Additional one day course: 6th November



  • 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 6 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 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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