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Certified European Passive House Designer Training (BRE)

Date: 9 - 13 April 2018 Time: 09.00 - 17.00
Location: BRE Scotland Cost: £1780 +VAT PHT members, £1930 +VAT non members


Delivered by the University of Strathclyde Energy Systems Research Unit, the BRE Centre of Excellence in Energy Utilisation in partnership with the BRE Academy, this qualification will provide you with all the skills necessary to successfully design and deliver buildings to the Passive House Standard.

You will be required to undertake self-study of several online modules (video material plus exercises – approx. 15 hours) prior to attending the one week’s intensive classroom training.  You will automatically be enrolled for the exam directly following your training. The exam date is 9th June 2017.

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 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 (

Please note: As part of this training course you are required to purchase the PHPP 9 2015 software.  This can be purchased from at a cost of £140 + VAT for non-members and is required for the online modules.


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.



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There are also courses taking place in Wales and Watford.

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