Passive House Planning Package (PHPP)

An in-depth look at the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) specifically geared towards residential building design & certification.

Course Overview

The Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is the key tool in designing and certifying passive house buildings. Take a step beyond the basics found in the Certified Passive House Designer course, and gain experience in using the PHPP with a variety of provided case studies.

Geared around using the PHPP for residential building design and certification, Passive House professionals will be guided step-by-step through the relevant worksheets. You will learn the correct conventions for measurements and calculations as well as proper documentation during this course.

Join The Passive House Network & our course partner Peel Passive House Consulting Ltd for Using PHPP in Passive House Design and Certification.

Why attend this course?

  • Gain insights on how to use the PHPP
  • Develop skills for fill out the PHPP based on specific residential project case studies

Course Takeaways

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:


Who Should Attend

This course was developed for Passive House professionals who are certified or have completed a Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant course without becoming certified.

Knowledge of excel, familiarity with reading construction drawings, and a general understanding of low energy buildings is expected. Participants who lack one or more of these may find it difficult to keep up with the course material and exercises.

Technical Requirements

Laptop with a take-off program (CAD, PDF etc), PHPPv9 software, and the PHPP manual. For drawings take-offs, either your own software can be used or you can download the free Autodesk Design Review.  AutoDesk Design Review does not work on Macs. You can either use Windows for Mac, or download an alternative CAD mark-up program.

Note: The Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) and PHPP manual are included in our Certified Passive House Course. If you do not have the software, you can find more information about the PHPP and its requirements PHI’s website or through the U.S. distributor 475 High Performance Building Supply.

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Members of The Passive House Network receive up to 20% off on PHN courses plus additional benefits.

A professional level membership pays for itself when registering for the Certified Passive House Designer course. Students and Emerging Professionals memberships also available.

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Course Schedule & Selection

On-Demand Sessions

PHPP On-Demand


Things to Know

Course Completion Requirements

For PHN On-Demand courses all lessons, topics, and quizzes must be marked complete; any required webinars must be attended; AND the post-training survey must be completed.

For In-Person & Live-Online single day courses, 100% attendance is required to receive a course completion certificate.

For In-Person & Live-Online multi-day courses,no more than 2 hours can be missed to receive a course completion certificate.

Continuing Education Credits

Courses with continuing education credits (AIA or PHI) are noted in the course details section.

AIA credits for Live-Online and In-Person Courses will be reported to AIA by PHN if a participant provides their AIA number during registration. All other participants can use the certificate of completion to report continuing education credits either to AIA, or other agencies that recognize the AIA CE credits.

PHI credits are self-reporting. Find out a courses PHI course number. Report PHI credits.

Technical Requirements

Live-Online and On-Demand courses require a personal computer or laptop with a good internet connection speeds and audio listening capabilities. A web-camera is optional but preferred for Live-Online sessions. Preferred web browsers are Firefox, Chrome, or Chromium-based browsers.

In-Person courses do not require laptops or other devices, unless specifically mentioned. Although a laptop, or other note-taking equipment (pen and paper) are encouraged.

Learning Platform

The PHN learning platform provides instant access to almost all On-Demand courses and some Live-Online courses.

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