Training

For over 26 years the Passive House Standard has been the state-of-the-art scientific foundation of high-performance and net-zero buildings, around the world.  Training qualified professionals is an essential prerequisite for successful Passive House construction. Basic 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.  Contact training@naphnetwork.org  for any inquires.

Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant (CPHD/C):

This course is for all building professionals: architects,  MEP and structural engineers, builders and construction managers working in the design and construction of new build and retrofit Passive House buildings.  With 5 days of in-class instruction, and additional e-learning modules that can be completed at one’s own pace, participants will get a thorough grounding in the critical aspects of Passive House design and construction. Students will be able to apply the lessons learned directly to their real world work experience, and join a team in making Passive House buildings. On successfully passing the exam, participants will receive the internationally recognized accreditation as Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant.

NAPHN provides this Designer/Consultant course, in collaboration with the Passive House Institute (PHI) and the Passive House Academy (PHA), to help professionals achieve the standard across the United States.  This course is accredited by the AIA for 45 LUs.

(Note: For Designer/Consultant courses in Canada visit the NAPHN affiliate, Passive House Canada.)

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Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CPHT):  

For contractors, project managers, architects and owners, this course teaches the basic skills and knowledge – geared toward practical hands-on education supplemented with theory needed to become a Certified Passive House Tradesperson.

(Note: For Tradesperson courses in Canada visit the NAPHN affiliate, Passive House Canada.)

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Specialized Training

Professionals specializing in Passive House construction can develop a deep knowledge base and optimization skills with in-depth specialized work.  Subjects include:  Advanced DesignPH and PHPP; Multifamily Buildings; Therm; WUFI and more.

(Note: For specialized courses in Canada visit the NAPHN affiliate, Passive House Canada.)  

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