NAPHN is proud to be providing the premier course for Passive House professionals.

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. And the Certified Passive House Designer and Consultant course is the cornerstone.

Starting at $1,750.00, 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.

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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. Participants 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 a five year registration as an internationally accredited Certified Passive House Designer or Consultant.

This course is provided in collaboration with the Passive House Academy (PHA) and the Passive House Institute (PHI), and is accredited by the AIA for 45 LUs.

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In-class schedule:

  • Day 1: Introduction to Passive House principles and economics, with an in-depth look at enclosure insulation & thermal bridging: principles, calculations, details, systems and components.
  • Day 2: Enclosure airtightness and windows: principles, calculations, details, systems and components.
  • Day 3: Ventilation, heating, cooling, dehumidification and domestic hot water: principles, calculations, details, systems and components.
  • Day 4: PHPP energy model and calculating building energy balance.
  • Day 5: Retrofits, certifications and exam preparation.

Online Modules:

Nine online modules reinforce, and expand on, the classroom work – completed at the participant’s pace:

  • Module 1: Energy Balance & Calculations
  • Module 2: Insulated Opaque Envelope
  • Module 3: Airtightness & Thermal Imaging
  • Module 4: Designing a Passive House
  • Module 5: Thermal Bridging
  • Module 6: Windows
  • Module 7(a): Ventilation
  • Module 7(b): Heating & Cooling
  • Module 8: Economics
  • Module 9: PHPP


The exam occurs four times each year globally: on a day in March, in June, in October and in December. Exact dates and more information on the exam is available here.


The current version of the PHPP energy model will be provided and registered to the attending participant for use in class – and any subsequent professional work.


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.)

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