Understanding and Working with Passive House Planning Package – March 1-3, 2018



Become a Certified Passive House Designer or Consultant 

Efficiency Nova Scotia has partnered with Passive House Canada to host the in-person training courses required to take the Passive House Designer/Consultant exam.

Recommended for:

  • Those who will be directly involved in the design, construction and energy modelling of Passive House buildings, including architects, engineers and design professionals.
  • Anyone pursuing the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant designation.

Course Descriptions:

120A: Passive House Design and Construction

This four-day course covers the technical, economic and policy elements of Passive House buildings. Participants will learn how to apply Passive House principles in the context of building physics, windows and mechanical systems. Numerous case studies, both domestic and international, will be used to demonstrate current best practices and teach concepts of cost assessment. This course can be taken as a standalone course even if you don’t intend to write the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam.
120B: Understanding and Working with the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP)

Understanding and Working with PHPP will enable you to take on your first Passive House project. It provides step-by-step instruction for using the PHPP energy modelling software, which is essential for designing a Passive House building. Participants will learn the structure, inputs and outputs of PHPP, and how to select appropriate climate data sets and record building measurements. The course includes modelling a sample Canadian project, where participants will assess building heat loss, energy demand and summertime overheating risk, as well as looking at the reliability of data sources and how design decisions impact the building energy demand.

120C: Exam Preparation

To help prepare for the exam, consider registering for the online, self-paced, exam preparation course.


2018 Dates:



Efficiency Nova Scotia
230 Brownlow Ave., suite 300
Dartmouth, NS  B3B 0G5

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