Passivhaus Affiliate

Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (PYC)

Date: 2 May 2016 Time: Over 2 non-consecutive weeks
Location: Pen y Lan, Meifod, Powys SY22 6DA Cost: £2000 +VAT



Become a certified Passivhaus designer and develop the skills to tackle Passivhaus projects in the UK. This course will be hosted by PYC and run by highly experienced trainers, and accredited by WARM: Low Energy Building Practice.


The Course

  • Guiding you - Friendly Trainers and small groups encourage a friendly learning experience.

  • Prepare you for the exam - Dedicated revision day with a practice exam paper, worked example papers to take away.

  • Sociable - We encourage delegates to support each other and organise meals out for networking.


The Material

  • UK focused - 100% rewritten - rather than European CEPH material taught by others.

  • UK examples - From the UK domestic and non-domestic sector.

  • Up to date - Material that is continually updated and using PHPP.

  • Exercises - Lots of exercises used to continually affirm and test understanding.


The Trainers

  • UK experts - Highly experienced trainers, Eric Parks, Bill Butcher, Mark Siddall, Mike Roe and Nick Grant who have sucessfully designed / built Passivhaus Projects in the UK.

  • Variety of experience - Non domestic building, large residential schemes, and real Passivhaus construction experience.


The Venue

  • Facilities - Refurbished offices and learing spaces in a Grade II listed barn complex, set in the grounds of Pen y Lan.

  • Accommodation - On-site catered accommodation option in the newly refurbished farmhouse. Private bedrooms with Wifi access.  Large farmhouse kitchen and living room for networking and socialising over delicious home-cooked food.*

  • Idyllic rural setting - The perfect getaway to focus your energy on the course; with walks to nearby woodlands, riverside and local village pub all within 5 minutes the course venue.



Week 1: 2nd - 6th May

  • Fundamentals of Passivhaus: 1 Day

  • Science of Passivhaus: 2 days

  • Construction of Passivhaus: 1 Day

  • Thermal Bridging: Introduction to using Therm to model Thermal Bridges ( online ) 


Week 2: 16th - 20th May

  • Building Services of Pessivhaus: 2 Days

  • PHPP: 2 Days

  • Revision: 1 Days


Exam:  Friday 3rd June



Accomodation is available at Pen y Lan Farmhouse priced at £50 per person per night.

This includes breakfast and an evening meal. It is recommended that you arrive on Sunday night for an early Monday morning start.

The hosts can cater for vegetarians, vegan, gluten-free, dairy free. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance by contacting or 01938 500202.

For more information on the available rooms and facilities, visit:


Cost and booking 

The price of the course is £2,000 + VAT. The fee includes lunch, training manuals, PHI exam fee, exam printing and marking fees.

Please email to book a place or call 01938 500797.


Grant Funding

There are a number of grant funding options available for companies in Wales, England and Scotland. PYC will assist where possible to help access these funding opportunities.

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