These sessions are being run in conjunction with The Green Register.

The Passivhaus Bitesize course introduces the key principles of what makes a good low energy, comfortable building, based on the Passivhaus standard. It is delivered in a series of half-day sessions at city centre venues, making it perfect for those with a busy work timetable.

Please note: completing this course does not qualify participants for Certified Passivhaus (CEPH) Designer status. If you wish to become a CEPH Designer, please take our Passivhaus Designer Course.

Upcoming Courses


February 2019

Fundamentals 4th Feb – am
Building Services 4th Feb – pm
Construction 13th Feb – am
Putting PH into Practice  13th Feb – pm


Apr – May 2019

Fundamentals 24th Apr
Construction 1st May
Building Services 8th May
Putting PH into Practice 15th May


October 2019

Fundamentals 2nd Oct – am
Building Services 2nd Oct – pm
Construction 9th Oct – am
Putting PH into Practice 9th Oct – pm


London – Our courses run from 2 pm – 5.30 pm each day unless otherwise stated.

Bristol and Newcastle – Our courses run from 9 am – 1 pm and 1:30 pm – 5.30 pm each day.

How Much Does it Cost?

£125 + VAT per session.
£112 + VAT per session for AECB/PHT/TGR members.

Our Material

Course Syllabus

Brief Overview

Module 1 – Fundamentals
Introduction, including overview of construction, airtightness, thermal bridging, and extra services requirements. Also touch on design to avoid overheating.

Module 2 – Construction
Detail workshops: construction of junctions and material samples, airtightness exercise.

Module 3 – Building Services
Services for building designers. What they all mean. Space requirements. Layout requirements. Simple service strategy and considerations.

Module 4 – Putting Passivhaus into Practice
Bring your own project, workshop and crit. session. Listen in to each other’s projects and to the practical development advice given by experienced practitioners.

Our Trainers

Our trainers are the experts who are actually successfully designing/ building Passivhaus in UK. Amongst others, Bill Butcher, Alan Clarke, Sally Godber, Nick Grant, Eric Parks, Mark Siddall, and Passivhaus Certifiers Will South, Mike Roe and Peter Warm. Assisted by Passivhaus Designers Piers Sadler, Tom Dollard and Lucy Pedler. Biographies on the Meet the Trainers page.

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