Why Certified Passive House Designers/Consultants?


 "A Passive House is a building, for which thermal comfort can be achieved solely by post-heating or post-cooling of the fresh air mass which is required to achieve sufficient indoor air quality conditions."

Dr. Wolfgang Feist




Passive Houses do not look any different from other buildings. However, on account of their clearly defined energy standard, they exhibit a high level of thermal comfort and extremely low energy consumption. Good planning as well as careful execution of the details is essential in the construction of Passive House buildings. This ensures that the high requirements for the building envelope and technology can be met. As a result, designers and specialist planners need additional expertise which can be acquired and substantiated with the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant training course.

Information about the difference between Passive House Designers and Consultants can be found here.


New Exam Regulations valid from May 2016


The Passive House Institute has revised the system of the certification for Passive House Designers/Consultants and updated the exam regulations. These new regulations will come into effect from May 2016.