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Upcoming Courses

For a full list of dates, please click here.

Plymouth – March
London – May
Hereford – September

Our Next Course – Plymouth 2018

Starting date: 26th Feb 2018

Time: 9am – 5pm each day, over 2 non-consecutive weeks

Location: Plymouth, Royal William Yard

Cost: £2400 + VAT for PHT/AECB members.
Join the AECB for £45+VAT and reduce the course fees.
You will need a copy of PHPP for the PHPP module and exam. The PHPP 9 software costs is £125 + VAT.

Got a question? Contact Ingrid Bravo on 01752 542 546 or email training @peterwarm.co.uk

Plymouth 2018 Site Visits

The Plymouth course in Feb-Mar includes two site visits to exciting Passivhaus projects, one non-domestic building and one residential, with the opportunity to meet the occupants and designers.

WARM EnerPHit Office 
Meet Peter Warm and the WARM team and look around their warm office in Plymouth.
Mount Stone Passivhaus
Sally’s new Passivhaus home.

General Course Information

Guiding you through the process of becoming a Certified Passivhaus Designer/Consultant and giving you the confidence to tackle UK Passivhaus projects.

The course is aimed principally at building professionals in the UK and prepares delegates for taking the Certified European Passivhaus Designer qualification. It introduces the principles behind the Passivhaus standard and methodologies and the use of the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) for achieving low energy performance, with teaching firmly based on UK building examples. The AECB CarbonLite Programme is designed to prepare delegates not only for the exam but for future involvement in very low energy building projects.


This course is aimed principally at building professionals in the UK -architects, builders, building engineers and others who want to learn how to deliver real low-energy buildings. To get the most out of taking the full course we recommend that you have good knowledge of UK construction systems, an ability to read building plans and an understanding of basic algebra. Delegates who do not wish to take the exam can opt to take specific modules only to enhance their learning in particular areas.
CarbonLite Passivhaus designer training

Why Choose the AECB CarbonLite Passivhaus Designer Course?

  • Guiding you – friendly trainers and small groups encourage a great learning experience
  • Prepare you for the exam – dedicated revision day, our own practice exam paper, 30 pages of worked examples to take away
  • Interesting and exciting – we visit real Passivhaus projects
  • Sociable – we encourage delegates to support each other and organise meals out for networking
  • If you don’t pass first time – we offer a free session to review your exam paper

Our Material

  • UK focused – 100% rewritten, rather than using the more generic European CEPH material taught by others
  • UK examples – from the UK domestic and non-domestic sector
  • Up to date – we continually update our material and teach V9 PHPP
  • Modular – sit our course in one go, or as separate modules to suit your availability and finances
  • Exercises – lots of exercises used to continually affirm and test understanding

Our Trainers

Biographies on the Meet the Trainers page.

  • UK experts – our trainers are the experts who are actually successfully designing/ building Passivhaus buildings in the UK
  • Highly experienced trainers – amongst others, Bill Butcher, Eric Parks, Mark Siddall, Alan Clarke, Sally Godber, Marine Sanchez, Will South and Nick Grant. Not to mention Peter Warm and the rest of the WARM staff who have supported over 200 buildings in low energy design, and are Passivhaus certifiers.
  • Variety of experience – our collective experience includes non-domestic building, large residential schemes and real Passivhaus construction experience

Our Venues

  • London – week1: The Saint-Gobain Multi Comfort Centre, W1W  7NY,  and week2 and exam: South Bank University, SE1 6NG at the Centre for Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Buildings CEREB
  • Hereford – Hereford Archive and Records Centre, HARC
  • Plymouth – The Royal William Yard
  • Bespoke Courses – we regularly run bespoke course for companies who need specialist training

2018 Training Dates


Week 1 26th February – 1st March
Week 2 12th – 16th March
Exam 24th March


Week 1 8th – 11th May
Week 2 21st – 25th May
Exam 8th June


Week 1 3rd – 6th September
Week 2 17th – 21st September
Exam 6th October


Week 1

Monday – Fundamentals
Tuesday – Science Day 1 including site visit
Wednesday – Science Day 2
Thursday – Construction
Friday – No session

Week 2

Monday – Building Services Day 1 including site visit
Tuesday – Building Services Day 2
Wednesday – Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) Day 1
Thursday – Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) Day 2
Friday – Revision day


Full Course
£2400 + VAT for AECB/Passivhaus Trust members
£2800 + VAT for non-members

Early Bird Discount
There is an additional £400 Early Bird Discount for bookings at least 6 weeks in advance. Secure your place with 10% deposit.

AECB Membership
£45 + VAT for individuals
Joining information and company rates can be found on the AECB website.

Individual Modules
One-day module: £300 + VAT for AECB/Passivhaus Trust members (£350 + VAT for non-members)
Two-day module: £600 + VAT for AECB/Passivhaus Trust members (£700 + VAT for non-members)

PHPP 9 Software
The PHPP 9 software costs £125 + VAT. Please purchase it directly from the AECB.

THERM Course
This used to be taught alongside the Passivhaus Designer Course, but is now a separate, online course. It complements the Passivhaus Designer training, and we recommend taking it. £200 + VAT for one year’s access to the Moodle course and a nominal 2 hours support by email. The THERM software is free.

Got a question? Contact Ingrid Bravo on 01752 542 546 or email training @peterwarm.co.uk

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