Passivhaus Affiliate

Certified Passivhaus Designer Course (Coaction)

Date: 21 February - 25 March 2024 Time: 09:00 - 13:30
Location: Online Cost: £2100-£2500+VAT: PHT members, £2800+VAT: non-members

Certified Passivhaus Designer Coaction PHT Partner

For any course queries, please contact Coaction Training: 01752 686890 or

Learn from the foremost Passivhaus experts in the UK, blending real-world and on-site experience with the technical understanding to deliver successful Passivhaus buildings. As training partners for the Passivhaus Trust you can be confident that Coaction offers quality learning that is directly applicable to your role in the UK construction sector and meeting the challenges presented by the climate emergency. 

The Certified Passivhaus Designer Course is aimed at construction professionals in the UK involved in the design of all types of Passivhaus and low-energy buildings. Through a blend of live sessions, self-study, and tutorials, you'll learn the core concepts behind the Passivhaus standard, considerations and methodologies for implementation, and how to use the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) for achieving low-energy performance. The programme is designed to prepare you not only for the PHI exam but also for future involvement in Passivhaus and low-energy building projects. 

You'll need some knowledge of UK construction systems, as well as a general understanding of maths and Microsoft Excel and building plans.

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Who should attend?

The course is aimed at construction professionals in the UK involved in the design of all types of Passivhaus & low-energy buildings. Predominantly aimed at architects, engineers, consultants, built environment students, and clients. 

"The course was fantastic in bringing together so many different experts from different disciplines - demonstrating the collaboration that is required to design and build a Passivhaus."

"It was by far the best course that I have been on in the 25+ years since I started studying architecture. It was much more than I could have hoped for and I now feel better equipped to carry on as a sole trading architect."

"The fact that each of the trainers has hands on experience in the field delivering certified passive houses is really what sets this course apart."

Designer Graduate

Designer Graduate

Designer Graduate



The course will cover the following topics:

21 January-23 February 2024

  Fabric 1-3 plus tutorial

28 February-1 March 2024

  Fabric 4-6 plus tutorial

6-8 March 2024

  Services 1-3 plus tutorial

13-15 March 2024

  PHPP 1-3 plus tutorial

21-22 March 2024

  Revision and final tutorials

25 March 2024

  PHI Exam

View the full schedule here.



  • Teaching takes place through live 4-hour webinars, plus some additional self-learning and homework.
  • Supporting training manuals are provided for all modules.
  • Each teaching session is run by two experienced Passivhaus trainers. All our trainers are active practitioners currently working in the Passivhaus sector, sharing their experience of best practice and tackling the real issues that projects may encounter.
  • We check your understanding throughout the course, using exercises, group work, and homework. Trainers respond to your homework and answer your questions via a dedicated MS Teams channel.
  • The PHPP module walks you through all the inputs for the successful completion of the PHPP energy modelling software (Version 10).
  • We are highly experienced in getting our learners fully prepared for the exam, with a dedicated revision session, supporting tutorials, and practice exam questions.
  • The Coaction operations team are on hand throughout for administrative and technical support



Passivhaus Trust members are eligible for a discount.  Members can also claim an earlybird discount if booked 6 weeks before the start of the course.  Join the Passivhaus Trust today!

Please contact Coaction to discuss payment by instalments.


  10% Earlybird  

  Full course

  (incl. revision session & exam) 

PHT/ AECB member

  £2100 +VAT

  £2500 +VAT



  £2800 +VAT

You will need a copy of the PHPP software for the PHPP module and exam. The PHPP 10 software costs from £140.00 ex. VAT and can be purchased directly here



To secure your space, please register via the online booking form.

Please contact Coaction Training with any course queries or to discuss the course in depth: 01752 686890 or


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Further Information

Coaction Training: Passivhaus Designer Course

Passivhaus Trust Membership

Passivhaus Certification

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