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Passivhaus Contractor Training

A unique 2-day course looking at the practical side of low energy buildings.

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Ecological Building Systems, Cardewlees, Carlisle CA5 6LF

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Ideal for

Ideal for site managers, builders and clients involved in any level of construction

Key learning

Learn the skills to achieve Passivhaus standards on site and (optionally) take the exam to gain the Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson qualification. 

There is an optional extra revision session and Tradesperson exam (held on 15/5/20 at the same location at this training) if you would like to gain this internationally-recognised qualification


The course centres on core Passivhaus (fabric-first) building strategies that are suitable for both new build and renovation projects, and is taught through a mix of theory and hands–on practical sessions.


Day 1

  • Introduction to Passivhaus
  • Airtightness Overview
  • Fan Test Practical
  • Airtightness Practical

Day 2

  • Insulation Theory
  • Insulation Practical
  • Insulation Practical
  • Thermal Bridging Theory
  • Building Services Theory