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Certified Passive House Designer Course

In this course you will gain the foundational Passive House design and construction knowledge necessary to prepare you to tackle your first Passive House project as well as write the Certified Passive House Consultant exam.

Upcoming: Certified Passive House Designer Course

Jan 16

The CPHD Course consist of the three following individual courses bundled together in one:

Click on the links to learn more about each course.
Passive House Design and Construction Sessions

These live virtual sessions will be for 4 hours and cover the standard 4-day Passive House Design and Construction course.
The sessions will be split up into 8 x 4 hour sessions.

Note: the sessions will be recorded and made available for participants if they are unable to join the live session.

Online PHPP course

Using PHPP for Passive House Design and Construction. The course is online and self-paced.

CPHD Exam Prep

Access to the course CPHC/D Exam prep on the Peel School of Passive House online platform to prepare students to write the CPHC/D exam.The course is online and self-paced.

start date
Oct 5th
68 hours
12pm - 4:00pm EDT

Dates for this course:

The sessions will be Tuesday and Thursdays 12pm to 4:30pm EDT
Oct 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28

15% discount for the first 5 registered applicants for this course

Meet Your Instructors

Andrew Peel

Founder, President, Accredited Passive House Certifier and Trainer

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 PH 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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Stephen Quinn

Accredited PH Certifier, Certified Passive House Designer and Trainer

Stephen is a certified Passive House Designer with over 5 years experience working as a project manager with a leading Passive House consulting company in Germany. His interest in the Passive House industry was sparked after an internship with the German company. Stephen comes from an engineering background, having completed a Civil Engineering degree in the UK.

Being at the forefront of the Passive House movement Stephen has gained firsthand experience working on some of the largest Passive House buildings worldwide. With projects ranging from hotels to museums he has gained a wealth of knowledge in applying the Passive House principles to numerous types of buildings.

Stephen has a great deal of international experience having worked on Passive House projects in a number of countries including Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He recently had the role as Passive House project manager for one of central London’s first certified social housing developments.

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Melissa Furakawa

Accredited PH Certifier, Certified Passive House Designer

Melissa is a Passive House Designer with experience in low energy building design and analysis. She completed her Master of Building Science degree at Ryerson University. Melissa has worked on a variety of projects all over the world designing buildings that are climate-responsive by incorporating passive design elements to maximize user comfort while minimizing energy use. She has extensive experience in energy modelling, daylight analysis, climate analysis, as well as various other engineering analyses.

Melissa is a Certified Passive House Designer and Accredited Passive House Certifier with 4 years of experience in the Passive House Industry. At Peel Passive House, Melissa supports the company's certification, consultancy, thermal modelling, training and research activities. Melissa has also been heavily involved in the launch of the e-learning platform Peel School for Passive House ( She is responsible for managing the platform as well as in person training courses.

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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.

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Related Courses

Passive House Design & Construction

Acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills that will become essential for future construction.

Oct 5th
12pm - 4:00pm EDT

Using PHPP in Passive House Design & Certification

Learn the key Passive House design and verification tool used by the industry from the experts.


CPHC Exam Prep

Fully prepare yourself to write and pass the Certified Passive House Consultant exam.

8 weeks

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