SELF-PACED: Up and Running with DesignPH 2.0

Current Status
Not Enrolled
Get Started

Course Description:

Interested in folding the new DesignPH into your Passive House design process but not sure where to start? This course will take learners from the very beginning up to a completed whole-building energy model using the powerful new DesignPH 2.0 plugin. Participants will follow along, step-by-step as we build up from raw CAD geometry into a full 3D surface model, build and apply assemblies, manage thermal bridges, create complex window objects as well as detailed site shading and interior room-level data. We’ll also review the overall workflow and how to use DesignPH within a real project, how it fits in with other Passive House tools such 2as THERM and PHPP, and how to move project data to create certification-ready PHPP models. No prior experience with Sketchup or PHPP is required, although a basic understanding of these tools will certainly help you get the most out of this class.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Knowledge about the DesignPH workflow, tools and structure including aspects related to modeling, simulation and exporting of Passive House relevant data.
  2. Apply techniques around 3D modeling and building energy modeling within an example project, going from source CAD files to a complete PHPP model.
  3. Learn to evaluate the results from DesignPH simulations and understand how the DesignPH results compare and fit together with the PHPP.
  4. Analyze DesignPH detailed results including shading masks, yearly heating energy demand and detailed surface level heat flows and how they impact overall building energy performance.


Prerequisites/required knowledge and equipment/softwares:
DesignPH 2.0
PHPP Licence
SketchUp software (designPH 2.0 is currently compatible with SketchUp 2017, 2018 and 2019 desktop versions)

Instructor Bio:

Ed is a licensed Architect and a LEED Green Associate. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2001 and a Masters of Architecture from Parsons the Newschool in NYC in 2009. Ed has been an Adjunct Professor at Parsons the NewSchool University as well an Industry Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ where he directed the 2015 Solar Decathlon™ program. In addition, Ed teaches with the Passive House Academy the North American Passive House Network, and Passive House Canada and is certified by the Passive House Institute (PHI) in Germany and the Passive House Institute of the US (PHIUS) as a Certified Passive House Consultant.

Course Fee

Non-Member – $924
PHC Member – $800



Bundle and Save

Up and Running with DesignPH 2.0 SELF PACED Course  &  DesignPH 2.0 Software

Non-Member – $1,234
PHC Member – $1,129


Professional Development

Self-reporting basis for industry-related associations

PHI Credit Points: 16

*This course will be available for 6 months after the purchase date.