AECB News : AECB CarbonLite Passivhaus Designer Courses


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With Passivhaus expertise more and more in demand, AECB CarbonLite courses offer the chance to gain the internationally recognised Certified Passivhaus Designer qualification. At the same time you will be benefiting from material uniquely tailored to UK building situations and showcasing UK examples. You can take the full Passivhaus Designer course, leading to the exam, or individual modules, such as ‘Fundamentals of Passivhaus’, to improve specific areas of knowledge.

Our trainers are highly experience UK experts who are actually designing/ building Passivhaus in UK. Amongst others, Bill Butcher, Eric Parks, Mark Siddall, Alan Clarke, Marine Sanchez, Sally Godber, Will South and Nick Grant. Not to mention Peter Warm and the rest of the WARM staff who have supported over 200 buildings in low energy design, and are Passivhaus certifiers. Their collective experience includes non-domestic buildings, large residential schemes and real Passivhaus construction experience.

Our courses have been running and continuously updated for over 5 years, with proven experience of delivering successful Passivhaus buildings. The 2-week programme is delivered using a mixture of lectures, group and individual learning, and includes site visits to innovative Passivhaus developments, a chance to socialise and to build a support network of Passivhaus professionals.

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Our next courses are coming up in Plymouth, 8th February and London, 9th May. Please email us at or call Ingrid on 01752 542546 to book a place.

Online Therm course

How bad are your thermal bridges? Thermal bridges are one of the key ways that buildings lose much more heat than expected.  Understanding them is critical to designing low energy buildings. Learn how to use the (free) software “THERM” with the experts from the AECB CarbonLite team.  The new online Therm course allows people to learn at their own speed and in their own time.

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To sample the course you can log in as a guest and use the set up instructions “Setting up THERM for Use in Thermal Bridge Calculations” that will guide you step by step to install Therm on your computer. The initial set up of Therm can be a bit tricky and as part of the course we offer assistance if you get stuck.

The on-line course cost is £200+VAT for one year’s access to the Moodle course and a nominal 2 hours support by email. Contact for more details.




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