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PHPP Expert & Exam Prep

Master the PHPP skills that will enhance your expertise and highlight the added value you bring to any Passive House team

Upcoming: Certified Passive House Designer Course

Jan 16

This course is comprised of an introductory workshop that provides an overview of how to prepare for the PHPP Expert Exam, as well as a series of four (4) workshops covering Advanced PHPP content.  

Note: designPH,Therm and bim2PH are not covered in this course. Students will need to register for designPH and Therm bundle if required.

We Offer

  • A course that will elevate your PHPP game
  • Access to top PHPP experts who can answer your questions and provide valuable insight
  • Training that can help save you time, money, and headache on your projects
  • A course that will fully prepare you for the PHPP Expert Exam
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The course is comprised of online workshops and exam prep materials. The contents of this course include

1. PHPP Expert

This portion consists of a series of four (4) online workshops covering Advanced PHPP content. Refer to the Learning Targets link below for topics covered. Note: designPH,Therm and bim2PH are not covered in this course. Students will need to register for item 3 below if required. Students will need to receive bim2PH training separately from PHI.

    2. Exam Prep

    This online workshop provides an overview of how to prepare for the exam. It covers qualification requirements, learning targets, exam structure. It also explores the additional workshops and support material provided. An example homework case study will be issued for students to practice in the weeks leading up to the exam. Note: The homework will be submitted and reviewed in order to assess the student's ability to write the PHPP expert exam. Peel Passive House Consulting reserves the right to prevent student's from writing the PHPP expert exam if it is deemed they are not qualified after reviewing their homework submission.

      3. DesignPH + Therm condensed

      This portion of the course covers the knowledge of designPH and Therm necessary to write the exam. It does not teach participants how to actually fully use these tools .

      Course Outcomes

      • The PHPP knowledge to tackle more challenging building types
      • Mastery of non-res worksheets
      • Techniques to streamline your PHPP modelling
      • Tip and tricks from our experts
      • A study guide that will help you successfully prepare for the PHPP Expert Exam
      • Practical experience completing a PHPP model for a non-residential building


      • Certified Passive House Designer or Certified Passive House Designer qualification
      • PHPP for Passive House Design and Construction
      • As part of the Exam Prep course, you will be required to complete PHPP homework for a case study building. Only those who demonstrate sufficient competency will be permitted to write the exam.
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      Course Curriculum

      • Complex Residential and Non-Residential Buildings
      • Mixed-Use Buildings
      • Internal Heat Gains for Non-Residential Buildings
      • Non-Residential User Patterns
      • Ventilation (Multiple Units/Various Types)
      • Specific Electricity Uses for Non-Residential Buildings
      • Typical Components for Non-Residential/Large Buildings
      • Complex Shading Situations
      • Variant Parameters
      • Step-by-Step Retrofits
      • Economic Comparison in PHPP
      • EnerPHit Retrofit Plan (ERP)

      Ideal for:

      • Experienced PHPP Modelers
      • PHPP Modelers
      • Architects
      • Engineers

      This course is a good fit if:

      • You want to develop advanced knowledge of PHPP
      • You want to fill the existing gaps in your PHPP knowledge  
      • You want to learn how to use PHPP on new building types
      • You need to learn the material for the PHPP Expert exam  
      • You want to learn from the best in the business

      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

      "This is the single best PHPP training I have taken period. This course is an outstanding resource for NA based CPHCs"


      "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"


      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!


      Thanks to Peel Passive House ConsultingLtd. 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.


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