Introduction to the Passive House Standard2023-04-24T14:04:13-04:00

Introduction to the Passive House Standard

Interested in furthering your knowledge in Passive House principles or want to learn more but not sure where to start. Register for our Introduction to the Passive House Standard online course and take that first step today.

  • 4+ Hours of Content 

  • 4 AIA LU|HSW Credits 

  • On-Demand

  • Live-Online

  • In-Person

Course Overview

Passive House goals and methodology change the way architects and builders think and work, making the architectural design itself a driver of climate, health, and social solutions. This is a 4-hour course that dives into the basic principles, history, certification, and the new frontiers of Passive House design as it continues to challenge and change industry expectations. All theory is then illustrated through several case studies outlining specific Passive House principles.

Why attend this course?

  • Gain a foundation in passive house principles that can influence all your building projects, including single-family, multi-family, mixed-use, commercial, and industrial.
  • Develop the background needed to pursue further education and certification in Passive House.
  • Explore case studies of passive house buildings from a variety of projects.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline the basic principles of the Passive House Standard
  • Outline the history of the Passive House Standard
  • Cite specifics of a few Passive House case studies

Who Should Attend

This course was developed for a wide range of student profiles include architects, MEP and structural engineers, facade, energy and sustainability consultants, contractors, developers, policymakers, regulators, and more.

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Planners
  • Designers
  • Project Managers
  • Consultants

PHN Members Save

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.

Existing members login to see your savings!

Which course option is right for you?

Take a look below to see how each option is unique. Starting price of all options is $150.


Anywhere. Anytime.

  • Course Forums
  • No commute
  • Any-time
  • Instant Access
  • Bonus content


Anywhere. Synchronous.

  • Meet your Peers
  • No commute
  • Quick-Pace
  • Sessions not recorded



  • Meet your Peers

  • Quickest-Pace

  • Great for Teams and Groups

  • Sessions not recorded.

  • Currently Limited Dates & Locations

Course Schedule

Live-Online & In-Person Sessions

Group & Team Training Available. See below.

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.

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.

Transfers, Cancellations, & Refunds

Education & Training FAQs

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Group Training

Want to bring one of our courses to your company or organization? Many of our courses are ready to be delivered In-Person, Live-Online, or On-Demand to groups and teams. For more information, including group pricing and quotes, please contact [email protected].

Training Questions?

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