Passivhaus Affiliate

Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Target Zero)

Date: 23 - 26 June 2014 Time: Over 4 days
Location: Highfields Technology Centre, Jesse Boot Avenue, Nottingham, NG7 2RU Cost: £637.50 PHT members, £677.50 Non members

From the outside, Passivhaus buildings are no different from conventional buildings, because the term 'Passivhaus' refers to a standard and not a certain construction method. Good planning and careful implementation of details are decisive factors in the construction of Passivhaus buildings, the world’s leading standard in low energy, sustainable construction. The aim of this training for the 'Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson' certificate is to convey an overall impression of the interdisciplinary Passivhaus concept to tradespeople involved in the construction industry.The course will include an additional practical demonstration on air tightness at no additional cost to candidates. 


1.0 Passivhaus – Interdisciplinary principles

  • Passivhaus Definition
  • Passivhaus Criteria
  • The 5 pillars of the Passivhaus principles
  • Ecology and comfort
  • PHPP and other planning principles
  • Economic efficiency
  • Construction process and quality assurance
  • User information and user support

2.0 Building Envelope Specialist – training

  • Thermal insulation in the Passivhaus
  • Thermal bridge free construction
  • Passivhaus Windows
  • Summer comfort
  • Refurbishment of existing buildings using Passivhaus components

3.0 Building Services Specialist – training

  • Passivhaus ventilation

Why is ventilation essential?
Controlled home ventilation with heat recovery
Individual components of ventilation systems
Heating via fresh air in Passivhaus

  • Heating in the Passivhaus

Heat generation and heat distribution in the Passivhaus
Implementation-relevant details
Refurbishment of existing buildings

4.0 Airtightness Specialist – practical training

  • Air-tightness & Building Regulations
  • Blower Door Demonstration
  • Practical Air-tightness installation with Airtightness tapes


Who should attend?

Experienced qualified tradepersons working in the construction industry.



£637.50 PHT members,  £677.50 Non members

Costs includes international examination £200.



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