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Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (BRE)

Date: 6 - 10 July 2020 Time: 5 days
Location: Online Cost: £1700+VAT PHT members, £2000+VAT non-members

BRE Certified Passivhaus Training 2020 online


This 5-day virtual classroom training course helps learners to achieve the Certified Passivhaus qualification.  The course prepares you for the Passivhaus exam which is set by the Passivhaus Institute (PHI).

It is delivered by a certified trainer from the University of Strathclyde Energy Systems Research Unit (the BRE Centre of Excellence in Energy Utilisation) in partnership with the BRE Academy. The course provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to pass the Passive House exam as well as giving you a head-start for contributing to the design of residential Passivehaus projects.

You are required to undertake self-study of several online modules (video material plus exercises – approximately 30 hours in videos and quizzes plus 4-6 hours for a PHPP project) prior to attending the one week’s intensive virtual classroom training. It is important to complete this work to improve your understanding of Passivhaus and to maximise your benefit from the classroom training. You will also undertake mock exams to gauge your progress.

In arrangement with the PHI, this course will be delivered online as a virtual classroom which will replicate the workshop format of the original classroom training. The lectures will be supplemented by videos, live calculations, demonstrations and discussions to ensure delegates maximise their learning experience. To facilitate this the course is limited to 15 delegates.

Please note: As part of this training course you are required to purchase the PHPP 9 (2015) software. This can be purchased from from at a cost of £135+VAT for PHT or AECB members, or £160+VAT for non-members. (Please allow 7 working days for delivery of manual and disc.)


The course includes detailed topics covering:

  • Passivhaus facade details

  • Construction heat bridges

  • Passivhaus windows

  • Air-tightness and Blower Door Test (demonstration)

  • Thermography (demonstration)

  • Ventilation & MVHR (design, commissioning and testing)

  • Summer comfort

  • Quality Assurance during planning, on site and commissioning

  • Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP)

  • Financial calculations for PH decision making

There is also the opportunity to engage with BRE experts.

An agenda for the 5-days can be downloaded here.



PHT members receive a 15% discount on the course fee. Please enter the code PH2020 when prompted on the booking page.

  • Standard rate: £2000+VAT

The course cost includes your Passivhaus examination fee. In arrangement with the PHI the exam will be undertaken online a few weeks after the training course to give time for learners to consolidate their learning. The exact date is to be finalised but will be in late July/August. We will inform delegates of the date once arrangements with PHI have been finalised.

If an exam retake is required, then an additional fee is charged.



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Further Information

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