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Passivhaus Contractor Training (AECB CarbonLite)

Date: 28 - 29 January + 15 February Time: Two consecutive days training + one optional day for revision and exam
Location: Kelburn Factory at Stewart & Shields office, Glasgow Cost: £290+VAT for PHT members, £390+VAT for non-members. £375+VAT optional revision and exam.

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

Passivhaus Contractor Training - fitting wood fibre sarking board

Centred around the core building techniques you need to achieve the pioneering Passivhaus standards, the course covers all the essential aspects of low-energy construction, including what it means practically when implemented on site.

The course covers the following areas:

  • Energy standards and Passivhaus principles
  • Fundamental aspects for achieving Passivhaus, including insulation, high-performance glazing, airtightness, thermal bridging and ventilation
  • How to ensure quality is delivered on site

Hands-on sessions are site specific and will typically include the following:

  • Insulation – looking at insulation types, installing insulation (wood fibre) to avoid thermal bypass
  • Airtightness – installing membranes to different substrates with a variety of tapes & adhesives
  • Blower door test – understanding what to look for when a building is tested
  • Practical calculations & exercises on airtightness and thermal bridging


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 on the same day by an 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 - £290+VAT

Non-members - £390+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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For further information, contact the training team on 01752 542 546 or email training


Further information

Passivhaus Contractor Training [PDF]

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