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PHPP Variants

Learn how a powerful Variants worksheet tool can be used to efficiently model multiple design options in PHPP.

Upcoming: Certified Passive House Designer Course

Jan 16

PHPP is a powerful building energy modelling that provides accurate predictions of building performance. However, modelling multiple design options in PHPP can be tricky and/or time consuming. In PHPPv9, the Passive House Institute introduced the Variants worksheet to help address this issue. The Variants worksheet is a power tool that allows simultaneous modelling of multiple design options. This 2 week online course will explore how the Variants tool can be set up and used to achieve this and other objectives. Exercises will reinforce the learning.


The course is structured into 4 lectures over the course of 2 weeks. You are invited to complete the course at your own pace.

Access to the online platform will begin upon enrollment and will end 2 weeks after, however, all student resources including lecture slides will be available for download for future reference. The course is currently open for continuous enrollment.

start date
4 Lectures/ 2 Weeks
CPD Credits

We Offer

  • In-depth instruction on how to use all the features of the Variants worksheet in PHPP
  • Training that can help save you time, money, and headache on your projects

Course Outcomes

  • A solid understanding of the Variants features
  • Techniques to streamline your PH modelling
  • Practical experience modeling multiple design options in PHPP using the Variants tool

iPHA affiliated members discount:
A 10% discount is available for iPHA affiliated members. Please email: for coupon code.


Experience with PHPP

Course Requirements

Laptop with a PHPPv9 software, and the PHPP manual.

Learning Objectives

  • Navigate the Variants worksheet and correctly input data
  • Set up variables to adjust design parameters
  • Assess multiple design options simultaneously
  • Use the Variants worksheet to iterate a building design

Intended for:

Intermediate and advanced PHPP users

Further Education Training

The PHPP Variants course is recognized by PHI as further education training for Certified Passive House Designers/Consultants with 4 CPs under the ID: K088-2018-CA. If you require a confirmation of completion please email:

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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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.

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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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