Passive House Windows

From history to installation, Passive House Windows training will help you see high-performance buildings in a new light.

Course Overview

High-performance windows is a critical component in Passive House design and construction. Explore the passive house principle of high-performance windows in-depth. Discover how windows affect comfort in Passive House buildings. Calculate the relationship between windows and thermal bridges and check energy balances.

Explore the history of fenestration, the unique characteristics of windows used in passive house, learn how to design and detail Passive House windows, look at look at window calculations for a passive house building, and how to install high-performance windows for Passive House buildings. Discover Passive House Windows through case studies throughout the course.

Passive House Windows is a specialty course within The Passive House Network’s educational offerings. It consists of 4 courses that can be taken individually or as a single bundled course.

Why attend this course?

  • Gain specialized knowledge into passive house windows from an overview through advanced topics.
  • Develop the skills needed to calculate for high-performance windows.
  • Explore case studies of PH windows including single family new build and a variety of installation methods.

Learning Objectives

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


  • A brief History of Fenestration - Pantheon
  • Comfort Drivers
  • Performance and Components
  • Passive House Window Certification
  • PH Window Energy Balance Calculations

  • Fenestration 101
  • Window Specification
  • Window Detailing
  • Case Study: Single Family New Build

  • Passive House Window Certification
  • PH Window Energy Balance Calculations
  • Window Calculations: Heat Losses and U-Value
  • Window Calculations: Thermal Bridges
  • Window Calculations: Solar Gains
  • Calculating the Window Energy Balance

  • Passive House Windows Basics
  • Selecting your Passive House Window
  • PH Window Installation
  • Installation Methods
  • Case Study Installations
  • Silvernails Lift and Slide Install

Who Should Attend

This course was developed for participants that have a core understanding of Passive House principles who either are currently working towards, or already have professional certification (CPHD/C, or CPHT).

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Which course option is right for you?


Anywhere. Anytime.
Non-Members $50-$150
  • up to 4 AIA LU credits
  • Course Forums
  • No commute
  • Any-time
  • Instant Access
  • 6 month access


Anywhere. Synchronous.
Non-Members $195.00
  • 3 AIA LU credits
  • Meet your Peers
  • No commute
  • Quick-Pace
  • Great for Groups and Teams
  • Sessions not recorded

Course Schedule

On-Demand Sessions

Live-Online Sessions

No Live-Online Sessions Scheduled at this time!

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.

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