Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) modelling courses (PHPP)

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Course Fee

$500 including fully licensed version of the PHPP Version 9 programme including PHI's manual
$400 if you already own your own licensed version of PHPP 9 (VAT exempt)

Target Participants:

This course is primarily aimed at building design professionals that have a good understanding of energy modelling for buildings. It would also suit graduates of the Certified Passive House Consultant / Designer program.


Three days of direct contact classroom training, from 08:30 to 17:00


Combination of presentations and demonstration by the class instructor (20% of the class) and hands-on application and practicing with the software (80%). The first two days are focused on entering a sample project into PHPP in a step-by-step structured format to gain the skills and competencies to enter your own PH projects into the software, whereas the third day is used for advanced demonstration by the instructor. This includes demonstration of the SketchUp based designPH plug-in for 3D modelling of Passive House Projects and some of the more advanced features of PHPP as they pertain to large scale PH developments (multi-family, office and non-domestic projects etc).

Training Materials: 

A full copy of the PHPP software Version 9 and User Manual is provided on course commencement (if you don't already have your own licensed copy), as well as a color copy of the instructor's presentation material. For those purchasing the software from us we will also send a sample PHPP file in advance to load on to your laptop and test that everything is working smoothly.

You will need your own fully operational laptop (Windows XP or later and a full working copy of Microsoft Excel) with its own power cable. Please make sure that you know how to use the laptop – you’d be surprised how many people turn up with a laptop that’s not their own and they spend half an hour just getting it going. If you already have your own copy of the PHPP software please bring it loaded and fully functioning (without problems). If you are purchasing the software as part of this event, make sure the sample file that we send you works on your laptop. Please also be sure to bring a scale ruler and calculator as well as color pencils and a notepad.

Class size:

Class size is typically between 10 and 15 persons.

Course Accreditation

This course is AIA accredited and is worth 21 hours CEUs.

Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) modelling courses (PHPP) USA