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Intro to Passive House

Start your journey with a comprehensive introduction to the high-performance building standard that is fast becoming the standard of construction across the globe.

Upcoming: Certified Passive House Designer Course

Jan 16

In this course you will gain insight into what is driving so many developers, building owners, housing providers, and governments to adopt the Passive House Building standard as an integral part of the projects they deliver.  We provide a comprehensive overview of Passive House by exploring numerous facets – from the technical, to the financial, to the political – and round out the course with case studies to supplement your understanding.

We Offer

  • Course content that is continually updated to ensure relevancy
  • A curriculum that provides a holistic view of Passive House
  • Trainers who are active consultants working on pioneering projects within the industry
  • A training methodology that has been finely honed over years of experience delivering training to diverse learners

start date
3 Hours

Course Outcomes

  • An understanding of Passive House fundamentals  
  • Insight into what sets Passive House apart from other standards
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the Passive House industry  
  • The first step completed on your journey towards Passive House accreditation
  • The motivation and drive to learn more


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Learning Objectives

  1. Background to Passive House
  2. Passive House Market Drivers
  3. PH Principles & Requirements
  4. Building Envelope
  5. Windows
  6. HVAC
  7. Quality Assurance
  8. Economics – a different perspective
  9. Case Studies

Intended for:

  • Anyone and everyone
  • PHPP Modelers
  • Architects
  • Engineers

This course is a good fit if:

  • You need a course that gives you the latest developments from the industry
  • · You want to be trained by the most respected consultants in the field
  • · You want to learn the fundamentals of Passive House but cannot commit to the full CPHC program yet
  • · You want to be able to have informed conversations with your project team
  • · You want to enter the Passive House industry but don’t know where to start
  • · You want to see if Passive House aligns with your career aspirations

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 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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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.


Thanks to Peel Passive House Consulting Ltd. for a fantastic course and compiling an extensive curriculum that goes above and beyond not just preparing you for the exam, but fully inculcating the intricacies of the underlying scientific concepts.


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!


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