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Passive House Design & Construction Course

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

Upcoming: Certified Passive House Designer Course

Jan 16

In this course you will gain the foundational Passive House design and construction knowledge necessary to tackle your first Passive House project as well as write the Certified Passive House Consultant exam. 
This course is ideal for all English speakers, no matter what country you live, work, or build in. Over 95% of the course is applicable to all locations in the world. 

Course Outcomes

  • Up-to-date knowledge of the Passive House industry 
  • Insight into Passive House best practices 
  • Practical experience applying Passive House principles 
  • Important resources to support your projects 
  • The confidence to start your first Passive House project 


While there are no formal prerequisites to join, the course is intended for individuals and companies currently designing, constructing, or commissioning Passive House buildings and/or homes, or transitioning into such a role. 

start date
Sept 3 2024
1 month
9:30am - 1:30pm EDT

Course Dates:

The sessions will be Tuesday and Thursdays 9:30am - 1:30pm  EDT
September 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, and 26th

The course is structured into eight 4-hour live virtual sessions covering the standard 4-day in-person Passive House Design and Construction material.
Note: the recordings will be made available for participants, in case they are unable to join the live session. 

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Course Curriculum:

  1. PH Principles & Requirements 
  2. Building Envelope 
  3. Airtightness 
  4. Thermal Bridging 
  5. Construction Systems 
  6. Windows 
  7. Ventilation 
  8. Heating, DHW & Cooling 
  9. Quality Assurance 
  10. Economics 

Intended for:

  • Architects 
  • Engineers 
  • Designers 
  • Construction Managers 
  • Developers 
  • Builders 
  • General Contractors 
  • Self Builders 
  • Project Managers 
  • Building Owners 
  • Cost Estimators 
  • Students in a buildings-related program 

Meet Your Instructors

Stephen Quinn

Accredited PH Certifier, Certified Passive House Designer and Trainer

Stephen is an accredited Passive House Certifier and certified Passive House Designer with over 13 years’ experience in the industry. His interest in the Passive House industry was sparked through an internship in Germany with a leading Passive House consulting company, where he went on to become a project manager. 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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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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David Fraser

Certified Passive House Consultant and Trainer

Dave is a Certified Passive House Consultant with experience in energy efficient building design and construction. He earned his Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Energy and Building Technology from Humber College and graduated with a keen interest in Passive House buildings after working on an EnerPHit project in his capstone course. Since then, he has worked on a variety of projects, analyzing, and implementing energy efficient design in all building systems. Dave has experience in both PHPP and dynamic energy modeling, as well as 2D and 3D thermal modelling.

Dave is a Certified Passive House Consultant and Trainer with 3 years of experience in the Passive House industry. At Peel Passive House, Dave manages consulting projects including multi-family residential, non-residential, and mixed-use; both new construction and retrofit. He also supports the PeelPHC Certification team.

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Melissa Furakawa

Accredited PH Certifier, Certified Passive House Designer, Trainer & Component Assessor

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 Passive House design, energy modelling, thermal bridge modelling, as well as various other engineering analyses.

Melissa is a Certified Passive House Designer and Accredited Passive House Certifier with 6 years of experience in the Passive House Industry. At Peel Passive House, Melissa supports the company's building certification, consultancy, training and component certification. As the training manager, Melissa overseas all of the courses as well as organizes new course, develops new content and manages the training platform.

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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.

Hear from our students about our courses

I took the CPHD course with Peel passive house and I found the information to be both clear and concise. The slides are very easy to understand and the narrative is very clear. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to further their knowledge and career in making a difference to the future of our kids and our world.


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.


I came into the Peel Passive House CPHD course with very limited knowledge about the subject. I found that the courses took the time to inform and educate at a good pace, allowing for the right amount of time for concepts to sink in. The instructors were quick to reply to comments and questions and I felt like they had my back through the learning process. By sticking to the recommended amount of review of the course content and doing the practise questions and exercisesI ended up passing the exam, which is all you can ask for! 

I would definitely recommend this course for anyone interested in learning about passive house, but also about best practises in designing energy efficient buildings


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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