Whether you are working on a single-family house, an office building, or a skyscraper, it should be designed and build in a sustainable way. And following the Passive House principles is the first step to making a sustainable building. Passive House buildings are energy efficient and use 90% less energy for heating and cooling. The remaining low energy demand can easily be fulfilled with renewable energy generated on-site.
… and still provide a healthy and comfortable environment …
Inside the Passive House buildings, the indoor temperatures stay within the comfort levels all year round with minimal energy inputs. The air is always fresh and purified which creates a healthy and extremely comfortable living environment for the residents.
… while being affordable.
Making a sustainable and comfortable building does not have to be expensive. The Passive House Standard gives you the opportunity to find the most cost-optimal design for your project by minimizing the initial investment and having the maximum energy savings.
Module 1: Why Passive?
Before learning about the Passive House Standard, you should know what the main problems in the building industry are, what should be improved and why Passive House buildings are the solution.
Module 2: The Passive House Standard
You will get a clear understanding of what the Passive House Standard is. You will learn the main Passive House design principles, what the certification criteria are, and also into the history of the Passive House Standard.
Module 3: Opaque building envelope
The opaque building envelope is the first step to making an energy-efficient building. You will learn how to design the opaque building envelope, we will look into suitable materials and of course how the design impacts the energy performance of the building. All of this will be explained based on case study projects.
Module 4: Passive House Windows
Windows are a critical component of every energy-efficient building. You will learn what suitable windows for Passive House buildings are, their effect on the building’s energy performance but also how to calculate the U-values of windows and more.
Module 5: Thermal bridges
Thermal bridges have a major influence on comfort and on the energy performance of a building. You will learn what the different types of thermal bridges are and how they can be avoided.
Module 6: Airtightness
The airtightness is crucial for making a Passive House building. That’s why we will look into the main design principles, suitable airtight materials and more.
Module 7: Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery
The MVHR ensures high air quality in Passive House buildings. You will learn not only how to design and dimension the air system but also what it’s different components are and how it can be designed more efficiently.
Module 8: Heating
Choosing the right heating system is crucial for making an energy-efficient and cost-optimal design.
Module 9: Cooling
The Passive House principles can perfectly be applied in hot climates. You will learn different methods for passive cooling and what cooling systems are suitable for Passive House buildings.
Module 10: Economics
Affordability is a crucial factor in the Passive House Standard. You will learn different ways to optimize your design, to make it more cost-effective and how to make economic calculations.
Module 11: Passive House software
PHPP and designPH are all the softwares needed to design a Passive House building. There will be an overview of both softwares and a brief overview of how you can use them for the design of any type of energy-efficient buildings.
BONUS 1: 100+ questions
We have made multiple quizzes with more than 100 questions and exercises in total. The quizzes include questions from all topics that are discussed in the course and will help you solidify your learnings.
BONUS 2: Private LinkedIn group access
Join an active community of building professionals from all over the world who all share the same passion for sustainable buildings. You will gain exclusive access to a LinkedIn community to discuss coursework and trade ideas with your fellow classmates. Get inspired, ask questions, generate ideas, make friends, and have fun!
BONUS 3: Certificate of completion
Once you finish the full course, you will receive a certificate for successfully completing the Passive House 101 online course.
BONUS 4: Flexible learning program
Passive House 101 is an online course, it starts the moment you enroll. You can complete it in your own time and work through it as fast or slow as you wish. And the best thing is that you get lifetime access.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to design comfortable, energy-efficient, and cost-optimal buildings.
For the architect, engineer, homeowner or contractor, Passive House 101 will teach you the main principles of designing and building energy-efficient buildings at the lowest possible cost.
This course was made for you:
Passive House Certifier
Svetlin designed, built and now lives in the first Passive House Classic in Bulgaria. Globally accredited by the Passive House Institute as a licensed training provider for the Passive House Designer and Consultant programs. In 2018 he became an accredited Passive House Certifier by the PHI. Svetlin has been in the construction business for more than 25 years and also has master degrees in ecology and finance.
Certified Passive House Consultant
When Anton was 16, he became one of the youngest Certified Passive House Consultants in the world. For the last two years, he has been also teaching at the Certified Passive House Designer courses and was teacher of the first Certified Passive House Designers in Iraq an Georgia. Currently he is on the path to becoming an architect at the Delft University of Technology.
What our students say about the courses
“Passive House School is one of the best academic centers in the world to acquire more knowledge and learn about the Passive House Standard. Sincere thanks to the team for everything they thought me and for all the help.”
Muslim MohammedFounder Passive House Iraq / Certified Passive House Designer
“The course is very interesting and covered most of the related design elements and principles that one needs to technically design and build at least a low energy building.”
Dr. Jamal AlabidAssistant Professor in the Institute of Sustainable Building Design / Certified Passive House Designer
“The course was great. It was very useful and helpful and covered all the design principles of the Passive House Standard.”
David NikuradzeManaging Partner at Spectrum / Certified Passive House Designer
“Very good course and well explained, I liked being able to watch the course in my own time through the recordings as I was not able to attend, this was a great benefit no other course provider could offer!”
Jonas HinzFounder Baucore
“I have filled a lot of the gaps in my knowledge. I have got, not only a lot of qualitative information but also a lot of practical experience from the instructors. It was very, very useful. I would recommend everyone to merge into the Passive House concept with the help of the Passive House School. Thanks a lot, guys!”
Dmitry YudinCo-Founder D1 Construction
“The seminar was a big success. The style and knowledge of the presenters was totally amazing. I feel confident that can use the software and start modeling various buildings.”
Zoran CvetkovskiFounder Sustainability-Z
Passive House 101
Introduction to the Passive House Standard. Learn the main principles of designing comfortable, energy-efficient, and cost-optimal buildings.
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