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Passive House Academy 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 Passive House Courses 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.


Hands-On Passive House Labs

We developed the first dedicated Passive House Tradesperson training labs in the world located in Ireland and the US, where contractors and designers alike can experience Passive House in a hands-on environment and see-touch-and-feel details, materials and equipment used in both new-build as well as retrofit projects.

Trainers with Real-World Experience

When not in the classroom, the PHA trainers are engaged in the cut-and-thrust of design, consulting and certification of Passive House projects in a broad variety of climates. This brings a wealth of practical experience to the fore and ensures that learners gain access to the very latest details, technologies and case studies. The building certification team at PHA is typically consulting on 50 to 60 different projects at any one time, including residential, commercial, educational and retrofit and in climates as diverse as the right across the US, Ireland, New Zealand and China. This wealth of experience is transferred seamlessly to the classroom and is one of the key attractions of taking training with PHA.

Accessible Training

Our trainings are delivered in a range of settings including classroom, building labs, on-site at real Passive House projects and on-line. Our recently developed Passive House video tutorials (published on our home page) are accredited for Architect continuing education and provide an easily accessible route to learning about Passive House projects whether from the comfort of your desk, couch or daily commute.

Feedback from learners predominantly highlights how the PHA trainers manage to deliver highly technical content in a fun and accessible manner. We take the fear out of building science and arm you with the knowledge you need to deliver the most energy efficient, comfortable and healthy buildings on the planet. Our trainers are at the end of a phone-line or e-mail to provide follow-up technical support should you need it and we get the greatest satisfaction from hearing about your latest projects.

At PHA we don’t deliver training. We deliver career-enhancing, door-opening, future-proofing know-how for people who have a sense there is a better way to build.

What our trainees say

What our trainees say...

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I'd been a CPHC for years, and sat through more consultant-training classes than most (and taught parts of a couple), when I took the Passive House Academy's series. They had a lot to teach me. Whether you are new to Passive House, or already experienced and hungry for more, I expect you will get a lot from this course. PH educational offerings have expanded since I first became involved, speech marksand I am sure there are many great teachers out there, but Tomas is the best I have encountered.
Hayden Robinson Zertifizierte Passivhausdesigner

speech marks I would like to express our sincere gratitude, again, to both you and Michael for the most intense and amazing course we have taken since working in the profession.  You guys did a fantastic job of conveying the material to us in the speech marksmost efficient, clear, and enjoyable manner possible.
In Cho, ChoShields Studio

speech marks Thanks for a really interesting and challenging class.  It's made me remember how much I enjoy being a student.  The architects in study group were commenting on speech markshow this type of information is not covered at all in architecture school except possibly as an elective.
Betsy Humes

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I wanted to thank you again for bringing enthusiasm, encouragement and instruction loaded with accessible lines of reasoning peppered with memorable turns of phrase that were not just entertaining but integral to learning. I have received great feedback about the class so far; everybody is looking forward to the next session.
I wanted to ask a PHA if they/you might be in a position to support phME through a sponsorship or corporate membership.  I have attached a letter about sponsorship and our membership levels are on the website. www.passivhausMAINE.org.  As you know these passive house organization are often run on a shoe string, predominantly with a volunteer staff promoting systems, products and practioners of passive house.  In addition, if you feel inspired to write a few words of endorsement of passivhausMAINE it would be wonderful to use them in our promotion.
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Naomi Beal, Director, passivhausMAINE


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