Training & Events


Building Certification


Research & Consulting


Welcome to the Passive House Academy

"making passive house accessible & achievable"

We at the Passive House Academy have been leading the way in Passive House (Passivhaus) training, development, certification and consultancy for over 15 years.


Training & Events

PHA is proud to be one of the leading training providers globally in Passive House (Passivhaus), offering a wide range of internationally accredited programs on both sides of the Atlantic. Our team of highly experienced educators has been delivering informed and stimulating training since 2002 to audiences around the world who want to get to grips with the most challenging of energy efficiency standards. PHA has trained over 700 graduates of the Certified Passive House Designer and Certified Passive House Tradesperson trainings, graduates who are now providing design, consulting and contracting services on leading high performance projects.


Building Certification

The Passive House Academy is accredited by the German Passivhaus Institut as a Passive House Certification body, and provides services to clients delivering a broad variety of projects across the world. Motivations to have projects Certified are varied but principally include unequivocal proof of achieving the most demanding energy efficiency standard on the planet, the unsurpassed learning experience for both designer and contractor and greater access to publicity on successfully reaching the standard.


Research & Consulting

PHA provides a range of consulting services to private, corporate and Government Clients who are seeking to achieve Passive House (Passivhaus) status for their projects or products. Whether you need assistance in construction detailing, improvement in your building stock, Passive House educational resources or entrepreneurial development, PHA can provide expert consulting.


Passive House Academy News

Keep up to date with the latest news from us here at the Passive House Academy, as well as the most important and up to date news from the Passive House community.

How to Comply with New Building Regulations

From the 1st March 2014, both builder and Architect share equally the responsibility for compliance with the Building Regulations. Both parties must sign-off that the dwelling as built has achieved the mandatory and challenging standards concerning energy efficiency.


Passive House Means Business

Professor Wolfgang Feist (3rd from right), Founder of the Passivhaus Institut, visits the Irish Innovation cluster in Aachen, Germany, comprising 5 companies which are exporting their high performance products and services internationally. The cluster is supported by Enterprise Ireland and will extend to 15 companies in 2014. PHA was one of the companies exhibiting, along with Munster Joinery, Thermohouse, SIP Energy and Zephair.

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How to model wooden constructions in the PHPP software which have more than two different percentages of wood.

Ever need to model more than two bridging percentages for materials in the PHPP R-value Sheet?

If you are familiar with PHPP you will know that the R-value sheet allows you to enter just two different percentages for wood in the insulation layer.


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Blower door test protocol for certification

Q:  I have a question about the blower door test protocol for certification, and I'm getting mixed messages from different sources.


Welcome to our hints & tips


Welcome to our Passive House training and PHPP hints and tips blog where we hope to help you through the trials and tribulations of Passive House and PHPP software whilst sharing some of our own experiences.


Meet the team


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Our Directors

Two of the most experienced consultants, designers & trainers in the industry. Tomás and Art co-founded the Passive House Academy, making it one of the leading lights in the Passice House community.

Michael imgBob_BOOMOur Training & Certification Management team

With our independent management of every element of Passive House, PHA can boast a team of highly trained and dedicated individuals to assist our clients in all areas of construction, certification and training.

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Our social side

RT @BRegsBlog: Call out to anyone live tweeting the @archireland BCAR or @passiveacademy PART L events today please tag #bregs Thanks-Pls RT
4 weeks ago MOD_JMTWITTERROLL_FOLLOW - @PassiveHouse Academy
@BRegsBlog @archireland Last chance to catch our national roadshow on Part L & BC(A)R tomorrow in Athlone see u there
4 weeks ago MOD_JMTWITTERROLL_FOLLOW - @PassiveHouse Academy
@BRegsBlog @archireland #bregs 8th & final Part L BC(A)R event in Athlone tomorrow - great reaction to these- thanks
4 weeks ago MOD_JMTWITTERROLL_FOLLOW - @PassiveHouse Academy
RT @zowark: Great workshop today 9to5 in WIT Part L & BC(A)R #RIAITalk #bcar #bregs Shame more builders and subbies should go... @passi…
4 weeks ago MOD_JMTWITTERROLL_FOLLOW - @PassiveHouse Academy
Thanks @lloydalter for confirming what we've been promoting #passivhaus on - comfort, comfort, comfort - nice article
5 weeks ago MOD_JMTWITTERROLL_FOLLOW - @PassiveHouse Academy