Passivhaus Affiliate

Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (AECB CarbonLite)

Date: Intro: 23 May & 27 May, Course dates: 06 June- 08 July + 14/15 July Time: Intro: 2 Days, Course: Spread over 4 weeks + one separate exam date
Location: Online Cost: £2100-£2500 +VAT PHT members, £2800 non-members.


For any course queries please contact: 01752 542 546, 

Certified Passivhaus Designer

The course prepares delegates for taking the Certified 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 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 at 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 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, practice exam paper, 30 pages of worked examples to take away.

  • Interesting and exciting – discover real Passivhaus projects via virtual site visits

  • Sociable – delegates are encouraged to support each other through online networking

  • If you don’t pass first time – a free session is offered 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 V9 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.

  • Online – we have included the introduction to thermal bridges as a complementary course.

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, Eric Parks, Mark Siddall, Alan Clarke, Sally Godber,  Will South and Nick Grant. Not to mention 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.



All sessions will take place in the afternoon from 1.00 – 5.00pm, except tutorials, the crit session and case studies. Timetable coming soon.

  • Fundamentals of Passivhaus: This module is completed as private study online ahead of the course start.

  • Science of Passivhaus: Delivered over 4 half-day sessions through webinar and interactive exercises.

  • Construction of Passivhaus: Two half-day sessions delivered through webinar

  • Building Services for Passivhaus: Delivered over 4 half-day sessions through webinar and interactive exercises.

  • PHPP: Delivered over 2 half-day webinars sessions and 2 half-day self-studysessions using the software.

  • Exam and Revision: Two half-day sessions delivered using a mix of webinar, self-learning andtutorial support time.




10% Earlybird

Full course

(incl. revision session & exam) 

Single day modules

PHT/ AECB member

£2100 +VAT

£2500 +VAT

£350 +VAT 



£2800 +VAT

£400 +VAT


  • PHT/ AECB members can claim an earlybird discount if booked 6 weeks before the start of the course.

  • To become a Passivhaus Trust supporter member costs £50+VAT for individuals. Company rates can be found here

  • PHPP9 software is required for the course and costs £135+VAT for PHT members.

  • The THERM course is delivered online and complements the Passivhaus Designer training. Although it is not part of the PHI exam, it is recommended, and therefore now include for delegates booking the full Passivhaus Designer course at a discounted rate. Online THERM includes one year’s access to the Moodle course and a nominal 2 hours support by email. The THERM software is free. The cost is £200 + VAT when booked separately.




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