Become a Certified Passivhaus Designer with CarbonLite!
Our programme of courses is designed to prepare delegates for the Certified European Passivhaus Designer Exam.
Why CarbonLite Passivhaus Designer Training?
- Courses are developed specifically for the UK and use UK building examples.
- The course is delivered by some of the most knowledgeable Passivhaus professionals in the UK. A range of trainers is used for each course to allow a breadth of experience.
- The programme is delivered using a mixture of lectures, group and individual learning, with exercises to continually affirm and test understanding.
- The full programme can be taken as an intensive course, or spread out as individual modules to suit your needs. The courses will be delivered on a regular basis to small groups.
- Relevant courses previously completed under the CarbonLite scheme will contribute towards the learning for this qualification.
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at Architects, Builders, Building Engineers and others who want to learn how to deliver real low energy buildings. It introduces the principles behind the Passivhaus standard and methodologies and the use of the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) for achieving low energy performance.
What does the course involve?
The Passivhaus Designer qualification is an internationally accredited scheme linked back to the Passivhaus Institut in Germany. On successful completion of the exam delegates are listed on the Passivhaus Designer database where they will be awarded either Passivhaus Designer or Passivhaus Consultant status, depending on existing academic qualifications.
The CarbonLite Passivhaus Designer Programme is designed to prepare delegates not only for the exam but for future involvement in very low energy building projects.
Delegates who wish to learn more about Passivhaus, or who wish to study a certain aspect in detail without taking the exam, are welcome to attend any of the individual modules that make up the course.
Why choose the AECB for my Passivhaus Designer Course?
The course consists of 8 teaching days with an additional revision session. Participants are then encouraged to take the internationally accredited exam which on successful completion enables students to become Passivhaus Designers/Consultants.
Where and when is the next course?
|Plymouth 2013||Bristol 2013||London B 2013|
|Fundamentals of Passivhaus||29 Apr||9 Sep||Dates TBC|
|Science of Passivhaus||30 Apr-1 May||10-11 Sep|
|Construction of Passivhaus||2 May||12 Sep|
|Thermal Bridging (optional)||3 May||13 Sep|
|Services||20-21 May||23 -24 Sep|
|PHPP||22-23 May||25 – 26 Sep|
|Revision||24 May||27 Sep|
|Exam||14 Jun||19 Oct|
How much does it cost?
The cost of the full Passivhaus Designer course, including revision session and exam, is £1999 plus VAT for AECB members (£2349 plus VAT for non-members). Prices for individual modules are £249 for the 1 day courses (Fundamentals and Construction) and £499 for the 2 day courses (Science, Services and PHPP). The Thermal Bridging course is optional, and does not form part of the Passivhaus Designer course. The cost of this is £249.
Fundamentals of Passivhaus (£249 plus VAT)
This course introduces the principles behind the Passivhaus standard and methodologies for a variety of building types and the use of the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) for achieving low energy performance.
Science of Passivhaus (2 Day Course – £499 plus VAT)
This course addresses the fundamental physics of heat loss and gains and shows how each of the required values can be calculated. It looks at what is necessary for thermal comfort. It deals with the energy balance of windows, and the balance of the whole buildings, and how to calculate the remaining heating requirement. It also deals with primary energy requirement for the whole building, ie hot water, appliances and lighting. This is a course for those who want to understand the Physics of energy in buildings.
Construction of Passivhaus (£249 plus VAT)
How do I build a Passivhaus? How is it different from normal construction? This course answers these questions along with some specific guidance on achieving the standard of airtightness and thermal bridge free construction required by the standard. It also looks at the contractual side and suggests ways that care in the allocation of responsibility can help achieve your goal.
Thermal Bridging (£249 plus VAT)
Find out how to minimise the effect of thermal bridging when designing low energy and CO2 buildings to AECB standards. This course shows attendees how to use free numerical modelling software on a number of practical examples. This course is not part of the Passivhaus Designer course, but we recommend that this course is booked as a supplementary course.
Building Services for Passivhaus (2 Day Course – £499 plus VAT)
The course majors on all aspects of ventilation design, from concepts through to calculation. It then moves on to the choice of heating system, the provision of hot water, and calculations of lighting appliances and Primary Energy, with reference to the inputs required in the Planning Package for Passivhaus (PHPP).
PHPP (2 Day Course – £499 plus VAT)
This practical hands-on course will provide energy consultants, technical building designers and architects with the skills necessary to design low energy and CO2 buildings to AECB standards using the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP). Delegates will need to bring a laptop with mouse, pre-loaded with a copy of the PHPP software for this course.
The latest version of PHPP (Passivhaus Planning Package) and manual can be purchased from the AECB for £125 (plus VAT). Please follow this link, or ask for details when booking your place on the course by phone.
Exam and revision
The Revision course and the exam are included in the fee for the Passivhaus Designer course. For candidates who do not wish to take the entire course, the fees are £176 VAT for the revision and £249 VAT for the exam.
Courses and Events
Registration fees for AECB and CarbonLite courses and events are payable in advance.
Cancellations: substitutions can be made at any time but please notify Sophie@peterwarm.co.uk of any change in name.
If you find it necessary to cancel your booking please notify email@example.com immediately in writing.
Provided written notice is received the following cancellation terms will apply:
- Cancellations prior to one month before the date of the course or event: full refund less 10% administration fee.
- No refunds can be given for any cancellations received within a month of the course or event.