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Passivhaus Contractor Training (AECB CarbonLite)

Date: 14 -15February Time: 2 consecutive days training, plus 1 day for revision and exam
Location: Manchester College, Wythenshawe Campus, Manchester M22 9UE Cost: £340+VAT total for PHT members, £400+VAT for training + £375+VAT revision and exam for non-members

AECB CarbonLiteA unique 2-day course tailored to all contractors and builders who are involved in any level of low-energy building construction. The course centres on core Passivhaus (fabric-first) building techniques that are suitable for every level of new build and renovation project, and includes both theoretical & practical sessions.

In addition, there are optional revision & exam sessions available for those wanting to become qualified as a Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson, which is one of the highest international quality marks available to demonstrate competence in the field of low-energy construction.

The course is managed on behalf of CarbonLite trainers and the AECB by WARM Low Energy Building Practice.


Passivhaus Contractor Training

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Focusing on the fabric-first building approach of Passivhaus, this course covers essential theory and key practical techniques. Centred around the core building techniques you need to achieve the pioneering Passivhaus standards, you will learn:

  • Theory of Passivhaus
  • Construction techniques – insulation, glazing, airtightness, thermal bridging and ventilation
  • How to ensure site quality


Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Revision Session & Exam

Certified Passivhaus TradespersonFor those wanting to gain the prestigious qualification of Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson, there is also the option to attend a half-day revision session, followed later by a 90 minute exam. 

The revision session will prepare you for taking the Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Exam and gaining this internationally-recognised qualification. Those who qualify can use the Passivhaus Tradesperson logo and will be registered on the global database for the next 5 years.

Please note: completing this course does not qualify participants for Certified European Passivhaus (CEPH) Designer status. If you wish to become a CEPH Designer, please take our Passivhaus Designer Course.


Course fees

Passivhaus Trust / AECB members - early bird: £200+VAT or full price: £340+VAT

Non-members - full price: £400+VAT

The course fee includes: tuition, handouts, coffee breaks, lunch.

The following additional fees apply for anyone wanting to take the subsequent revision session & exam to become qualified as a Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson: full price: £375+VAT



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Further information

Passivhaus Contractor Training [PDF]

For further information, contact the training team on 01752 542 546 or email training

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