Training qualified professionals is an essential prerequisite for successful Passive House construction. Training can be toward becoming a Certified Passive House Designer, Consultant or a Certified Tradesperson. Specialized technical training is also available. Below is an outline of training options currently available.
The designation “Designer” is reserved for architects, engineers and similarly specialized building professionals. The “Consultants” designation is for non-specialized professionals and others. A more detailed guideline can be found here.
Exams occur four times each year globally: a day in March, June, October and December. Exact dates and more information on the exam is here.
Training is offered by: NAPHN in collaboration with the Passive House Academy (PHA) in the United States, and Passive House Canada in Canada. A complete list of PHI recognized training organizations is listed on the PHI website.
September 2017 – New York City, by NAPHN: registration coming soon.
September 2017 – Pittsburgh: more info here.
October 2017 – Los Angeles, by NAPHN: registration coming soon.
November 2017 – New York City, by NAPHN: registration coming soon.
April 2017 – Toronto, by PHC: more info here.
April 2017 – Winnipeg, by PHC: more info here.
April 2017 – Vancouver, by PHC: more info here.
June 2017 – Vancouver, by PHC: more info here.
The aim of further training for the ”Certified Passive House Tradesperson” certificate is to convey an overall impression of the interdisciplinary Passive House concept to tradespeople involved in construction within the appropriate time.
Currently accredited training is being offered by: Passive House Academy (PHA) and Emu Systems in the United States and Passive House Canada in Canada. A complete list of PHI recognized training organizations is listed on the PHI website.
May 2017 – New York City, by PHA: more info here.
May 2017 – Denver, Colorado, by Emu: more info here.
June 2017 – Portland Maine, by Emu: more info here.
November 2017 – New York City, by PHA: more info here.
November 2017 – Portland Maine, by Emu: more info here.
Contact Passive House Canada for more information.
The PHPP is an easy to use planning tool for energy efficiency for the use of architects and planning experts. The reliability of the calculation results and ease of use of this planning tool has already been experienced by several thousand users.
THERM is a two-dimensional heat-transfer modeling software. For Passive House design, THERM is used for linear thermal bridge analysis. Tutorial videos are available on the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory website.
WUFI is a family of softwares for modeling heat and moisture transfer through building enclosure systems. They are used as design and diagnostic tools for improving building energy performance and increasing resistance to moisture damage.