PHPP 10 Basics
Using the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP10) in Passive House design and certification. A step-by-step online course to design Passive House and Low Energy buildings using the PHPP software
Special Launch Discount ending on 14.03.2022
The PHPP Basics course is a self-paced online course and starts the moment you enroll.
The course consists of 10 hours of video lectures and in total are needed around 35 hours to complete all exercises.
What is the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP10)?
The Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is an MS Excel-based energy balance and efficiency design tool for highly energy efficient buildings and retrofits, which provides all relevant calculations and verifications in a clear and simple way. With PHPP version 10, several new functions are released in addition to feature extensions.
With the PHPP you can create a complete building model and use it to determine the energy performance of both the whole building and its individual elements. Every design change will be instantly displayed and you will be able to efficiently rule out non-compliant designs and optimize the building performance.
The reliability of the calculation results and ease of use of this planning tool has already been experienced by several thousand users. In the context of accompanying scientific research in several completed projects in various climates, measured results were compared with the calculated results. In the process, a high correlation could be demonstrated between the demand calculated using the PHPP and the consumption ascertained through scientific monitoring projects. With careful planning of building efficiency, there will be no performance gaps.
During the PHPP Basics online course you will learn how to use the PHPP software for residential building design and certification. You will be guided step-by-step through all the relevant worksheets while learning how to minimize the potential mistakes and what data to use for the calculations.
We are firm believers in the learning-by-doing ideology. Therefore, the module is taught based on a sample project, where you will make preliminary and final energy calculations, assess the building heat loss and overheating in the summer, as well as the impact of the different design decisions on the building’s energy performance. At the end of the module, you’ll be familiar with all relevant functionalities of the software and you’ll be able to model your own residential Passive House projects. We will also show you how to work with designPH and optimize your PHPP workflow.
After completing the first PHPP model, you will make a second energy model (based on architectural drawings and additional information) to solidify your learnings. By the end of the course you will have completed 2 energy models in PHPP and you will be ready to start working on your first client project in PHPP.
Meet your course instructors
Learn from industry experts
Co-Founder, Certified Passive House Consultant & Trainer, Leed Green Associate
Anton became one of the youngest Certified Passive House Consultants in the world at the age of 16. He is also an accredited Passive House Trainer by the PHI and a LEED Green Associate. Anton graduated with a Master’s degree in architecture at the Delft University of Technology. Currently, he is designing and consulting multiple Passive House projects all over the globe. Anton is a passionate advocate of the Passive House Standard and his aim is to make the Passive House Standard accessible to people all over the world. In his spare time, Anton enjoys music, karate, yoga, and traveling.
Co-Founder, Passive House Certifier, Certified Passive House Consultant
Svetlin is Passive House Trainer, Consultant, and Certifier globally accredited by the Passive House Institute. He designed, built, and now lives in the first Passive House Classic in Bulgaria. Svetlin has been delivering Passive House Designer courses for over 10 years and he trained 250+ people from over 20 countries. He has 25+ years of experience in the building sector and worked on numerous Passive House projects all over the world. He was also a keynote speaker at the International Passive House Conferences in 2017 and 2018. In his spare time, Svetlin enjoys hiking in nature, fencing, and archery.
Introduction to using the PHPP and designPH software in Passive House design and construction
Explaining the folder structure of the PHPP software
Overview of the whole software
Making inputs for the opaque building envelope of the building
Learning to calculate the TFA of the building and make inputs for the thermal bridges
Making inputs for the windows and window components of the building
Entering shading objects
Entering all data for the ventilation system and the heating system of the building
Entering mechanical systems for cooling and dehumidification to meet the summer comfort requirenments
Making inputs for the Domestic Hot Water system, Electricity usage and Renewable energy production
Checking all inputs for any mistakes and whether all the comfort criteria are met
In this lesson, you will learn how to use the PHPP to optimize the design and how to choose the right components for any project using the PHPP so that the building meets the high comfort and energy efficiency criteria of the Passive House standard.
You will learn how you can use designPH to optimize the workflow with PHPP and minimize potential mistakes
Get additional CP for the renewal of your CPHD/C certificate
Further Education Training
The PHPP10 Basics course is recognized by PHI as further education training for Certified Passive House Designers/Consultants with 12 CPs under the ID: K021_2023_NL. If you require a confirmation of completion please email: email@example.com
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What our course participants say about the course:
“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.”
“I think the course was a great intro to PHPP and designPH. Svetlin and Anton are very knowledgable and together do a great job presenting the material.”
"The course was very well thought through and explained enough information to get me started using the software."
Using PHPP10 in Passive House Design and Certification. A step-by-step online course to design Passive House and Low Energy buildings using the PHPP software
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Frequently Asked Questions
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No. However, if you don’t have PHPP, when registering for the course, at the checkout, you can add the latest version of the PHPP software to your purchase.
This course is for ALL building professionals working on the design and construction of Passive House and Low Energy buildings.
Having knowledge of the Passive House design principles is not enough – you should have a reliable software to make the energy models and optimize your designs. That’s exactly what the PHPP software is used for.
With the PHPP you can create a complete building model and use it to determine the energy performance of any building in any climate zone and get a reliable calculation results. Therefore the PHPP software is the energy modelling tool used for certification of Passive House buildings.
For this course, you will need PHPP v10 and MS Excel (or L:ibreOffice – a free alternative to MS Excel).
The course consists of 11+ hours of video lectures and in total are needed around 35 hours to complete all exercises.
The PHPP Basics course is a self-paced course and all lectures are pre-recorded. You can complete it in your own time and work through it as fast or slow as you wish.
Students and iPHA members get a 10% discount.
If you are an iPHA Member, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your iPHA membership to provide you with a discount code.
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