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Passive House is an energy performance standard that provides a high level of indoor air quality and a significant reduction in space heating requirements compared to the standard practice for UK new builds.

This course provides the training, skills and confidence needed to pass the Passive House exam, set by the Passive House Institute (PHI).

Learners are provided with the skills and knowledge required to achieve the Certified European Passive House qualification and contribute to the design of residential Passive House projects.

  • Members of the following organisations are eligible for a 15% discount:
    • RIAS
    • RIBA
    • CIBSE
    • AECB
    • Passive House Trust
    • CIAT

    For full details, and to redeem your discount, please contact [email protected].

The course will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to start working on residential Passive House design projects, after passing the PHI exam.

Understand the basic concepts, definitions and economics of Passive House.

Understand how thermal envelopes, airtightness, thermal bridging and HVAC systems work in Passive House.

Understand how thermal bridges work in Passive House.

Explore the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP).

The course will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to start working on residential Passive House design projects, after passing the PHI exam.

This training is aimed at architects and other design professionals with experience in energy efficient design, who wish to gain the Certified European Passive House qualification and acquire skills in designing Passive House projects. It also suits those with an interest in building energy standards.

The course provided by Strathclyde University is comprised of:

  • 2.5 days dedicated to basic concepts and calculations in the following topics:
    • Passive House Introduction
    • Compact Design
    • Economics
    • Envelope: construction types and U-values
    • Envelope: Airtightness
    • Airtightness testing
    • Airtightness exercise and materials demo
    • Thermal bridge free design
    • Building envelope junction detail exercise
    • Thermographic imaging
    • Windows principles
    • Shading
    • Ventilation requirements
    • Ventilation principles
    • Ventilation component planning
    • Acoustics
    • Ventilation practical implementation
    • Ventilation exercises
    • Mechanical Ventilation virtual lab tour
    • Heating fundamentals
    • Heat generation and distribution systems
  • 1 day dedicated to PHPP concepts and exercises
  • half day of revisions
  • 1 day dedicated to tests and mock exams, including discussions about the delegates performance        The information above is subject to change


Prior to the course, there are 30 hours of pre-course learning, and a case study to be completed

Learners should also note that as part of this course you will be required to purchase the PHPP 9 (2015 or newer) software and manual. This can be purchased from the AECB at a cost of £160+VAT for non-members and is required for the online modules. A printed copy of the PHPP manual can be obtained from the PHI shop.

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