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NEW Net Zero Carbon Tutorials

While we adjust to the Corona Lockdown, we must continue tackling the Climate Emergency and maintain the momentum which led to a stream of declarations to achieve Net-Zero. But what does that mean to the built environment? Do we know how to design and deliver a true net-zero building?

Net Zero Carbon Tutorials

This new series of online tutorials, based on the successful Passivhaus Masterclass: Getting to Net Zero, offers the same depth of knowledge and expertise. Explore issues surrounding net-zero, and gain practical illustrations of what it takes to get to net-zero in both operational and embodied carbon. What can be done at the design stage to achieve the biggest impact? Limited to 30 people, these tutorials offer a chance to learn directly from, and engage with, expert speakers.


The impressive research work and presentation on the performance gap between the present Part L Building Regs and actual reality was crystal clear. This knowledge will give us great backup in trying to persuade the industry to build better."

Previous Masterclass attendee Bill Butcher, Green Building Store


Who should attend?

These tutorials will be of interest to anyone (particularly those in furlough) who wishes to understand why many low-energy eco-homes are far from net-zero. Architects, designers, and consultants who need to explain to clients how to achieve a zero-carbon building in practice will benefit.

CEPH Renewal points available:  Delegates can earn 6 renewal points once the whole tutorial series is complete.



  • All tutorials will take place every Wednesday at 10.00 am.
  • All tutorials will be delivered live online hosted via Zoom.
  • The duration of most tutorials is 40 mins, including time for Q&A.
  • The final ninth session is an hour-long interactive workshop. 
  • Each tutorial is limited to a maximum of 30 people.
  • The tutorials will run over 9 consecutive weeks from April to June.


Tutorial Programme




29th April

1: Operational 

Where are we now and what is Passivhaus?

6th May 

2: Operational

What is net zero?

13th May 

3: Operational

How does Passivhaus compare to our net-zero definition?

20th May 

4: Operational

Setting the challenge into context

27th May 

5: Embodied

Introduction to concepts and definitions 

3rd June 

6: Embodied

Materials – what should we be using and in what way? 

10th June 

7: Embodied

Top tips for designing low-embodied buildings  

17th June 

8: Embodied

PH Ribbon Demo

24th June 

9: Final Workshop

Interactive workshop

NB- programme subject to changes. For more details please visit the event listing.



To maintain interactivity, these online tutorials are limited to 30 persons per session and offered on a first come first served basis. Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Tutorials can be booked individually or as a whole series at a discounted rate. Further discounts are available to PHT members.


The Passivhaus masterclass was a great way to understand the route to zero carbon and balancing the challenges we face in achieving a true zero carbon in construction and in use."

Previous Masterclass attendee James Turner, Mikhail Riches


I use the lessons learnt from the Zero Carbon Masterclass every day and we have now started incorporating many of the things discussed as standard - super helpful."

Previous Masterclass attendee Emma Mathias-Jones, Greengauge


Further Information

Online Net Zero Carbon Tutorials May - June (SOLD OUT)

Online Net Zero Carbon Tutorials 28 May - 16 July (TICKETS AVAILABLE)

6th April 2020

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