Passivhaus Affiliate

Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (BRE)

Date: 3-7th + 28th June 2019 Time: 1 week + online training + 1 exam
Location: Watford, London Cost: £1,850.00 +VAT for PHT members, £2,000.00 +VAT for non-members

Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (BRE)


For over 10 years the Passivhaus Standards have been adopted for many building types – both new build and renovations – and interest is increasing worldwide.  The supply chain has matured and a wide range of Passivhaus Standard products are available.

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

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
  • Passivhaus windows
  • Airtightness and Blower Door Test (workshop)
  • Thermography (workshop)
  • Ventilation
  • Summer comfort
  • Utilisation of residual heat
  • Quality Assurance of heating and ventilation
  • Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) with a range of buildings and your own project
  • Non-residential Passivhaus
  • Profitability and Loan program calculations
  • Tendering and awarding contracts
  • Construction Supervision and Quality Assurance
  • Customer support



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