Training & Qualifications
Passivhaus Trust Training Courses
Trust members receive discounted attendance rates for PHT training courses aimed at both entry and advanced level practitioners. The training courses will form 3 main categories:
Tutorial Training courses
Entry level training covering introductory material and good practice tips with exercises: designPH, PHPP for beginners, MVHR Design and positioning
The Trust, through its members, will continue to deliver advanced training for experienced Passivhaus practitioners with in-depth training materials and exercises including: MVHR, Retrofit, Delivery, Onsite QA and Advanced PHPP
Video Summary of September 2013 PHT Masterclass: Passivhaus Retrofit
Video Summary of February 2014 PHT Masterclass: Passivhaus Delivery - ensuring quality and avoiding risk
If you have any suggestions for topics that could be covered within the masterclass or tutorial training events please email your suggestions to email@example.com.
Certified European Passivhaus Courses
In the UK, a number of organisations provide training on Passivhaus principles, how to use PHPP and how to meet the Passivhaus standard. Additionally, a number of organisations have been approved to provide training for Certified Passivhaus Designers/Consultants and Certified Passivhaus Tradespersons including the following Passivhaus Trust partners:
- AECB CarbonLite | Plymouth, Bristol, London
- University of Strathclyde | Glasgow
- Building Research Establishment (BRE) | Watford
- Saint-Gobain & Passive House Academy I Various locations
- Target Zero | Various locations
In order to promote adoption of the Passivhaus standard and ensure that it is implemented correctly, the EU funded the CEPH project to deliver robust training for Passivhaus Designers across the EU. The course provides advanced training for architects and energy consultants already experienced in energy optimised construction and renovation.
The course includes 80 detailed topics covering: The heat-insulating building shell, Construction heat bridges, Passive House windows, Air-tightness and Blower Door Test, Thermography, Ventilation, Summer comfort, Utilisation of residual heat, Quality Assurance of heating and ventilation, Passive House Planning Package (PHPP), Passive House factor 10 renovations, Non-residential Passivhaus, Profitability and Loan program calculations, Tendering and awarding contracts, Construction Supervision and Quality Assurance, Customer support.
On passing the exam individuals are registered by the Passivhaus Institute and issued a certificate and seal to market their services. The certificate and associated materials expire in 5 years. To renew the CEPH qualification via the project or credit point route is 450 euros. Download the full regulations here. Further information on which PHT courses count towards the credit point route can be found here, or visit www.passivehouse-designer.org.
The Certified Passivhaus Tradesmen course is a new qualification developed by the Passivhaus Institut (PHI) and is focused towards site managers, supervisors and those with responsibility in overseeing quality assurance on-site with the course content highlighting best practice techniques crucial to the successful delivery of Passivhaus buildings.
This qualification will provide a seal of approval for contractors and builders and provide them with a distinction which will make them well placed to build to the Passivhaus standard. The qualification will also give clients reassurance that a PHI qualified tradespeople will have the required level of experience and knowledge to construct a building to meet the Passivhaus requirements.
Images courtesy: Dr Jon Hand, University of Strathclyde