Learn to design and build high-performance buildings with our Passive House online courses

Learn everything you have to know about the Passive House standard to design energy-efficient, comfortable and affordable buildings and become an industry leader with out Passive House online courses.

The Passive House School Method

1 Learn at your own pace

Learn on your terms, but never alone. All of our courses offer flexible schedules to accommodate busy schedules and provide greater flexibility. Complete our courses at your own pace and get all your questions answered by our experts. 

2 Practice oriented

We will teach you the Passive House design and construction principles in a practical way so that you can directly implement them in your projects. Everything we teach is from first-hand knowledge gained through our years of experience in consulting and certifying Passive House projects globally.

3 Get expert support

Our team of experts has been working in the Passive House field for more than 10 years and will answer any questions that you have. We will guide you in your journey of becoming a Passive Hosue Expert.

4 PHI Accredited

Passive House School is an accredited course and exam provider by the Passive House Institute (PHI). Our courses include high-quality material developed by the PHI and to enhance the learning experience and give even more value to our course participants we have created additional modules and resources.

BEGINNER COURSES

Introductory Course in Passive House

Start your journey with a comprehensive introduction to the Passive House standard which is the fastest-growing global standard for energy efficiency.

The beginner courses is suited for you if you want to:

  • Learn the fundamental principles of designing and constructing Passive House buildings.
  • Enter the Passive House industry but don’t know where to start.
  • See if Passive House aligns with your career aspirations.
$ 149
Introduction to the Passive House Standard
Self-paced (approx. 7 hours)

Introduction to the Passive House Standard

Learn the fundamental principles of designing comfortable, energy-efficient, and cost-optimal Passive House buildings.

PROFESSIONAL COURSES

Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant Training

Under the guidance of our experts, you will learn to design energy-efficient and cost-optimal buildings worldwide and become a Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant.

The professional courses are suited for anyone who wants to:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the Passive House principles from industry leaders.
  • Design and construct Passive House buildings worldwide.
  • Become a globally accredited Passive House professional.


No prior knowledge is required. Only if you have zero experience with the design and construction process of buildings, we recommend you start with the Passive House 101 online course.

$ 1949
Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant course (All-in package)
Cohort - approx. 90 hours

Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant course (All-in package)

The Full course package includes Module 1 (PH Design and Construction), Module 2 (CPHD/C Exam Prep) and Module 3 (Using PHPP in Passive House Design and Certification), PHPP software, and CPHD/C exam and accreditation fees.

$ 849
Passive House Design and Construction (Module 1)
Cohort (2 weeks)

Passive House Design and Construction (Module 1)

Learn about the Passive House principles and how they are applied in the design and construction of Passive House buildings.

 

$ 299
CPHD/C Online Exam Preparation  (Module 2)
Self-paced (approx. 35 hours)

CPHD/C Online Exam Preparation (Module 2)

Solidify your learnings and fully prepare yourself to successfully pass the exam and become a Certified Passive House professional.

$ 449
Using PHPP in Passive House Design and Certification (Module 3)
Self-paced (approx. 20 hours)

Using PHPP in Passive House Design and Certification (Module 3)

Learn hands-on how to work with PHPP and designPH – the softwares used for the design and certification of Passive Houses.

$ 349
Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant exam
Live online exam

Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant exam

Sit the online exam to become a worldwide accredited Passive House Designer / Consultant. The exam is officially accredited by the Passive House Institute (PHI). PHPP is not included in the price.

EXPERT COURSES

Passive House Expert Masterclasses

Learn how the Passive House principles can be applied to a broad range of building types. Explore specific topics in greater depth. Discover the most current techniques, tools, and design approaches to help you optimize your Passive House projects and streamline the design process.

  • An extension of the training and certification system for Certified Passive House Designers and Consultants
  • Gain advanced knowledge and competencies in using the Passive House software
  • Become a PHPP Expert with our dedicated expert courses and masterclasses.
PHPP Expert course (All-in package)
Cohort

PHPP Expert course (All-in package)

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$ 249
designPH Masterclass
Self-paced (approx. 12 hours)

designPH Masterclass

Master using the designPH plugin for SketchUp. A step-by-step online course to design Passive House and Low Energy buildings using designPH.

€ 250
PHPP Expert exam preparation
Self-paced (approx. 10 hours)

PHPP Expert exam preparation

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

€ 350
PHPP Expert exam
Online exam

PHPP Expert exam

Learn how to implement the Passive House principles in your projects and become a worldwide accredited Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant.

€ 250
PHPP Masterclass
Self-paced (approx. 20 hours)

PHPP Masterclass

Learn how to implement the Passive House principles in your projects and become a worldwide accredited Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant.

€ 350
bim2PH Masterclass
Self-paced (approx. 25 hours)

bim2PH Masterclass

Learn how to implement the Passive House principles in your projects and become a worldwide accredited Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant.

€ 650
flixo Masterclass
Cohort (2 weeks)

flixo Masterclass

Learn how to implement the Passive House principles in your projects and become a worldwide accredited Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant.

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Frequently asked questions

If your questions aren’t covered below, you can contact us or chat with us.

Which course should I take?

To learn the core principles of the Passive House Standard, you may have a look at the Passive House 101 online course.

If you are a professional and want to learn how to design a Passive House/EnerPHit building and become an accredited Passive House Designer/Consultant, we recommend you to take the dedicated Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant course.

If you are a Passive House professional who wants to be on top of the industry, we recommend our Expert Masterclass series.

What is the difference between the cohort and the self-paced courses?

The cohort courses take place live (online) and are taken by a group of students (a cohort). Self-paced courses are based on prerecorded lectures and you can complete these courses at your own pace.

Note: All live lectures of the cohort courses are recorded and all course participants get access to the recordings.

How can I become an internationally recognized Certified Passive House Designer?

You can earn the international designation of “Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant” in one of two ways: by taking the Certified Passive House Designer Exam or by submitting project documentation.

If you want to submit project documentation, you have to doc­u­ment a cer­ti­fied Pass­ive House, En­erPHit ret­ro­fit or PHI Low En­ergy Build­ing where you ex­er­cised full re­spons­ib­il­ity for the build­ing design and the pro­ject plan­ning with the PHPP. Sub­mis­sion of a pro­ject doc­u­ment­a­tion can be used to earn or re­new the cer­ti­fic­ate for one per­son per build­ing.

Do I get a discount as a student or an iPHA Member?

Students and iPHA members get a 10% discount.


If you are an iPHA Member, please send an email to team@passivehouseschool.com with a link to your iPHA membership to provide you with a discount code.


If you are a student, please send your proof of enrollment to team@passivehouseschool.com from your student email address.

Are the courses accredited by any institution?

Our professional and expert courses are accredited by the Passive House Institute (PHI).

I’m hesitant to spend money right now, do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we do — all courses have a payment plan option. Alternatively, you can choose to pay up front and receive a discount on your enrollment.

This sounds nice, but will it really help me?

Our content is actionable and easy to implement in your projects. We’ve already helped hundreds of professionals hone their skills and implement the Passive House strategies in their projects through our courses. Check out the student feedback on each course page to hear about their experience learning with us.

Do I have to be an architect or engineer?

Nope. Our courses are made for anyone interested in learning about the Passive House Standard. Depending on how much in-depth you want to learn about the Passive House principles, you should choose between the Beginner, Professional or Expert courses. 

At our professional courses, we’ve had homeowners, investors, students, etc. 

I’ve never worked on a building project before, which course should I start with?

Having zero experience in the field, we would recommend you to first learn the core principles of the Passive House Standard, and start with the Passive House 101 online course.

Then if you want to become an accredited Passive House Designer/Consultant, you can move on to the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant course.