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Building Certification Course

De-risk the certification process

Upcoming: Certified Passive House Designer Course

Jan 16

Passive House building certification is a rigorous and demanding process. But with the right approach, the process can be made much easier. In this one-day course, effective resources and strategies will be explored to help practitioners navigate the certification process and ensure a successful outcome. Examples from both successful and unsuccessful projects will be examined to demonstrate best practices.

We Offer

  • A course that details everything you need to know to ensure a smooth path towards Passive House building certification
  • Training that can help save you time, money, and headache on your projects
  • Exploration of common certification pitfalls
  • Helpful certification resources
start date
2 weeks
1-3 hours/ session
CPD Credits

Course Outcomes

  • A thorough understanding of how to manage and streamline the certification process
  • Knowledge of when and how to engage with your certifier  
  • Insight into how to efficiently build a submission package  
  • The dos and don’ts of certification
  • Confidence in your ability to complete the process successfully and with reduced risk
  • A certificate of completion demonstrating your competence (optional)


  • CPHD/C/T qualification
  • While not required, it is encouraged that you enroll in this course at the start of a project that is seeking Passive House certification so that you can begin applying your knowledge immediately
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Topics Covered

  • The Passive House certification process
  • How to Hire a Certifier
  • How a Certifier Consults
  • Project Documentation
  • Certification Requirements
  • Common Pitfalls
  • Tips and Tricks

Ideal for:

  • Anyone accountable for delivering a certified Passive House building  
  • CPHC/Ds
  • CPHTs
  • PHPP Modelers
  • Architects
  • Engineers

This course is a good fit if:

  • You want a thorough understanding of the Passive House building certification process
  • You are looking to demonstrate to your client that you can successfully guide their project through the certification process
  • You would like a discount on your first building certification project  
  • You need to meet the qualification requirements of your local jurisdiction

Further Education Training

The Building Certification course is recognized by PHI as further education training for Certified Passive House Designers/Consultants with 8 CPs under the ID: K192-2018-CA. If you require a confirmation of completion please email:

Meet Your Instructors

Andrew Peel

Founder, President, Accredited Passive House Certifier and Trainer
Peel Passive House Consulting

Andrew is a seasoned Passive House trainer, consultant, and building certifier accredited by the German Passive House Institute. His professional and academic experience ranges from consultancy, programme management, technical and non-technical articles and publications, course and lecture delivery, and technical research. He has been delivering high quality educational courses for over 22 years, including 13 years of Passive House training, both for Passive House Canada and independently.

Andrew has a tremendous depth of knowledge and experience in building energy performance and technology assessment and modelling. This includes managing the UK Government’s innovative carbon saving technologies scheme and the Energy Saving Trust’s Best Practice Helpline. He also had the good fortune of working at the Passive House Institute, developing algorithms for the PHPP. Andrew is a former founding board member of Passive House Canada and tireless, passionate advocate for Passive House.

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Pierre-André Santin

PHi Accredited Certifier
MIZU Passive House Consulting Inc.

Pierre-André has over 20 years experience managing large-scale technology projects. His lifetime passion for architecture and environmental stewardship led him to Passive House building design.

As a Passive House Building Certifier accredited by the Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany, Pierre-Andre consults on both design and certification projects. He works with builders, engineering firms, architects, developers and government organizations on ultra-low energy single family, multi-residential, mixed and special use Passive House projects. Trained as a Passive House Trades Person, Pierre-André also advises local field teams on proven energy efficient detailing and construction techniques.

Pierre-André is the founder and managing principal of MIZU Passive House Consulting in Vancouver, British Columbia. Pierre collaborates closely with PeelPHC to deliver a variety of leading-edge Passive House projects.

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Monte Paulsen

PHi Accredited Certifier
RDH Building Science Inc.

Monte Paulsen is a Passive House Specialist at RDH Building Science. He manages Passive House consulting and certification services for large projects in BC, and helps coordinate Passive House education and research among RDH teams across US and Canada.

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Get training from the most respected consultants in the field

Our trainers are active consultants working on pioneering projects within the industry.  Our breadth and depth of experience with different project types are unmatched by other training providers.

Get the latest developments from the industry

Our course content is continually updated to ensure relevancy.Go beyond theory – gain practical knowledge that can be applied immediately.

Engage in a world class course with leading-edge material.

Our training methodology has been finely honed over years to deliver training to diverse learners. The right foundation to prepare for the CPHC exam.

What our students are saying about our courses

"The training session provided by Andrew Peel to our group of technical specialists was well organized, thorough, and directly focused to our practice. Andrew exceeded our expectations and we look forward to working with him again in the future"


The Peel Passive House Consulting Ltd coaches were really helpful to increase my understanding of the Passivhaus concepts and variables. I look forward to apply this knowledge in my regular practice as an architect in the greater Montréal (Qc) region and continue to promote improved awareness of construction quality overall for greater durability and comfort.


"Andrew walked us through the various aspects of PH from start to finish in a very organized manner. His practical experienced gave us great insight into how the various PH principles can be implemented and the challenges that go along with them. No course is going to turn you into a PH specialist, but this sets you up nicely to get into the industry to become one!"


Peel School provided the right methodology and comprehensive approach to the field of Passive House standard and physics behind it. In addition, preparation for the exam was extensive and at a good pace, and I was very pleased that during the exam day none of the topics were left out. I would highly recommend the course, while highlighting very responsive and friendly staff assistance during studies.I look forward to future collaboration.  


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