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The Passive House Network (PHN) and Connecticut Passive House (CTPH) are excited to offer our first hybrid Certified Passive House Designer course to professionals in Maine.

The Spring CPHD Cohort offers you the benefits of an on-demand self-paced course which includes 2 instructor-led webinars that dive into passive house calculations plus weekly reviews to discuss course content as it relates passive house work in Connecticut.

The schedule below lays out a 16-week path from introductory course content to taking the exam.

Included in this course:

  • Digital Course Materials
  • Passive House Planning Package (PHPP)

    • Individual software license
      • Download link emailed from 475 week before class begins
    • Physical manual
      • Requires Microsoft Excel 2007 or higher
      • Shipped from 475 week before class
  • CPHD/C exam registration
  • Exam preparation materials, activities, a supplemental preparations course
  • Q&A Review sessions w/ Passive House professional in Connecticut
  • Site visit to Passive House project
  • Certificate of completion and 35 LU/HSW AIA credits
  • Upon passing the CPHD/C exam participants will receive certification as either a Passive House Designer or Passive House Consultant, depending on your credentials.

In partnership with The Passive House Network

About the Facilitators

Benefits of learning with the CTPH cohort

In addition to the on-demand course (listed at the bottom of the page), this cohort includes review sessions (noted in the below schedule) plus the following:

CT Group Forum

Introduce yourself.
Meet your peers.
Discuss Passive House in Connecticut.

Enter the Forum

Site Visit

The site visit is in Old Lyme, Connecticut on June 2nd from 4 PM – 5 PM. Download the PDF for details.

Download Site Visit Details

Financial Incentives

Live or Work in Connecticut? You may be eligible for a 50% reimbursement.

Find out more about available PHN Financial Incentives, or click below to find out more about Energize Connecticut. Check to see if you meet the criteria!

Energize Connecticut Incentive

Group Course Schedule

This schedule breaks down the course content into weekly chunks of around 2 hours of content. Additional time requirements for the 2 3-hour Instructor-led webinars will be needed, plus optional weekly meetups.

Review sessions will be recorded and available afterwards. However, we highly recommend attending live.

Week # Start Date (Fridays) Module(s) Weekly Events
1 4/1/22 Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Insulation

Kickoff: Meet & Greet | 4/1/22 | 1-2 PM ET | Join Now

Weekly Q&A Review | 4/7/22 | 1-2 PM ET | With George Penniman | Join Now

2 4/8/22 Module 3: Airtightness

Module 4: Thermal Bridging

Weekly Q&A Review

4/14/22 | 1-2 PM ET | Join Now

3 4/15/22 Module 5: Windows
4 4/22/22 Module 6: Ventilation Webinar 1: Building Envelope

April 27th | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET


Join Webinar

5 4/29/22 Module 7: Heating & DWH

Module 8: Cooling

Weekly Q&A Review

5/5/22 | 1-2 PM ET | Join Now

6 5/6/22 Module 9: Certification

Module 10: Economics

7 5/13/22 Module 11: QA/QC

Module 12: Bidding

Webinar 2: Building Services & Economics

May 18th | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET


Join Webinar

8 5/20/22 Module 13: designPH

Module 14: PHPP (begin)

Weekly Q&A Review

5/26/22 | 1-2 PM ET | Join Now

9 5/27/22 Module 14: PHPP
10 6/3/22 Module 15: Exam Prep
Course Wrap-up
Passive House Residence Site Visit

6/2/22 | 4 PM – 5 PM

Location: Old Lyme, CT

11 6/10/22 Self-study and review
12 6/17/22 Self-study and review

July 21st Exam Schedule*

The CPHD course’s Module 15 has an overview of the exam preparation process. 1-2 weeks prior to the beginning of the exam preparations (for your registered exam), you will be given access to an additional exam preparation course and platform to continue your exam preparations.

Week # Date Time Activity
13 6/27/22 End of day Design Assignment Due – Required
14 7/7/22 12 Noon – 2 PM ET Instructor-led Exam Review – optional
15 7/14/22 10 AM – 11 AM ET Tech Setup – Required
16 7/21/22 10 AM – 1:30 PM ET CPHD/C Exam – Required

*If you scheduled a different exam date these dates and times may be different.