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Certified Passivhaus Designer Training & Site Visits (AECB Carbonlite)

Date: 8 May 2018 Time: Over 2 non-consecutive weeks
Location: Saint-Gobain Innovation Centre Cost: £2400 +VAT for AECB/Passivhaus Trust members

Certified Passivhaus Designer logoThe 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. The AECB CarbonLite Programme is designed to prepare delegates not only for the exam but for future involvement in very low energy building projects.



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.


Why choose the CarbonLite Passivhaus Designer Course?

The course

  • Guiding you – friendly trainers and small groups encourage a great learning experience

  • Prepare you for the Passivhaus Institute exam - Dedicated revision day, Our own practice exam paper, 30 pages of worked examples to take away.

  • Interesting and exciting – we visit real Passivhaus projects.

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

  • If you don’t pass first time – we offer a free session, to look through your marked up paper by yourself

The material

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

  • UK examples – from the UK domestic and non-domestic sector

  • Up to date – we continually update our material and teach V8 PHPP

  • Modular – sit our course in one go – or as separate modules to suit your availability and finances.

  • Exercises – lots of exercises used to continually affirm and test understanding.

The trainers

  • UK experts – our trainers are the experts who are actually successfully designing/ building Passivhaus in UK

  • Highly experienced trainers – amongst others, Bill Butcher, Alan Clarke, Sally Godber, Nick Grant, Eric Parks, Marine Sanchez, Mark Siddall, Will South and Peter Warm and the rest of the WARM staff who have supported over 200 buildings in low energy design, and are Passivhaus certifiers.

  • Variety of experience – our collective experience includes non domestic building, large residential schemes and real Passivhaus construction experience.



Week 1:

Week 2:

  • Fundamentals of Passivhaus
  • Science of Passivhaus + Site visit
  • Science of Passivhaus Day 2
  • Construction of Passivhaus
  • Building Services of Passivhaus + Site visit
  • Building Services of Passivhaus Day 2
  • Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP)
  • Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) Day 2
  • Revision


  • Week 1: 8 - 11 May
  • Week 2: 21 - 25 May
  • Exam: 8 June



  • The full course (including the Revision session and exam) costs £2400 +VAT for AECB/PHT members. (£2800 +VAT for non-members). There is a £400 Early Bird Discount for bookings at least 6 weeks in advance. Secure your place with 10% deposit.

  • One day module cost £300 +VAT for AECB/PHT members (£350 for non-members)

  • Two days modules cost £600 +VAT for AECB/PHT members (£700 +VAT for non-members)

  • AECB membership is £45 +VAT for individuals, company rates can be found here. We can add AECB membership to your invoice at the time of booking.

  • PHPP9 software costs £125 +VAT. DesignPH £170+VAT. We can add both to your invoice at the time of booking for only £280+VAT.



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Further Information

Please contact Ingrid Bravo:

01752 542546, 

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