As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently running our contractor training as webinar only. The webinars cover the theory for the Tradesperson exam, which we can offer online to those who have completed the Contractor training. We hope to be able to run practical sessions again later this year. Please see the COVID-19 statement on the home page for up-to-date information.
Do this course if you want to:
learn the skills to achieve Passivhaus standards on site and (optionally) take the exam to gain the Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson qualification.
Our Contractor Training comprises a 2-session course which aims to understand the delivery of Passivhaus on site, covering standards, implications for product specification and use, programme and sequencing on site. The course can be taken by anyone but is aimed at those at a supervisory level – site managers, design managers, preconstruction team etc.
There is an optional extra revision session and Certified Tradesperson exam if you would like to gain this internationally-recognised qualification accredited through the Passivhaus Institut, Germany.
A unique 2-day course looking at the practical side of low energy buildings. Ideal for site managers, builders and clients involved in any level of construction. The course centres on core Passivhaus (fabric-first) building strategies that are suitable for both new build and renovation projects.
This is one of the only courses in the UK that covers all the essential aspects of low-energy construction, including what it means practically when implemented on site. Our training provides knowledge & expertise in key aspects of fabric-first construction for both new build and retrofit.
You can take the first 2 days as a stand-alone module, or if you would like to gain accreditation, you can go on to complete the revision session and exam.
Programme (face to face course)
The course covers the following areas and is taught through a mix of theory and hands–on practical sessions.
- Energy standards and Passivhaus principles
- Fundamental aspects for achieving Passivhaus, including insulation, high-performance glazing, airtightness, thermal bridging and ventilation
- How to ensure quality is delivered on site
Hands-on sessions are site specific and will typically include the following:
- Insulation – looking at insulation types, installing insulation (wood fibre) to avoid thermal bypass
- Airtightness – installing membranes to different substrates with a variety of tapes & adhesives
- Blower door test – understanding what to look for when a building is tested
- Practical calculations & exercises on airtightness and thermal bridging
Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Revision Session and Exam (online)
Length: 0.5 days (revision) + 0.5 days (exam)
This optional session builds on the contractor training to prepare you for taking the Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Exam and gaining this internationally-recognised qualification. Those who qualify can use the Passivhaus Tradesperson logo and will be registered on the global database for the next 5 years.
Please note: completing this course does not qualify participants for Certified European Passivhaus (CEPH) Designer status. If you wish to become a CEPH Designer, please take our Passivhaus Designer Course.
Programme (online webinars)
The two-afternoon sessions will be hosted using Zoom.
The webinars will cover an introduction to Passivhaus and sessions on airtightness, insulation, thermal bridging, windows and building services, all with a focus on delivering quality low-energy builds on site.
Please note this course will not cover any practical exercises. We hope to get practical sessions started again later this year.
|Session 1||Introduction to Passivhaus
Contractor Webinar – July 2021
|Online Course||1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.|
|Session 1||5th July|
|Session 2||7th July|
Contractor Webinar – August 2021
|Online Course||1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.|
|Session 1||2nd Aug|
|Session 2||5th Aug|
All our courses are running online until further notice.
(Standard rate for non-members)
|2 half-day course||£225 ex. VAT||£250 ex. VAT|
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