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RED DEER, AB IN PERSON: Passive House Construction Training Course for Trades Theoretical & Practical (150A & 150B) – 5 Dec 2023

Learn how to build a Passive House building! Gain a good understanding of the interactions and interdependencies of building components in a Passive House project. This course also enables you to understand the impacts on energy efficiency of any change orders and to collaborate with designers to solve problems involved in the construction process.

If you are interested in taking the full Pathway to Certification, which will prepare you for the exam necessary to certify as a Passive House Tradesperson, please contact [email protected].

This in-person* course teaches practical Passive House building techniques and theory about this high-performance building standard.

Day 1: Tuesday Dec 5, 2023 from 8:30am to 4:30pm MT (in-person)
Day 2: Wednesday Dec 6, 2023 from 8:30am to 4:30pm MT (in-person)
Day 3: Thursday Dec 7, 2023 from 8:30am to 4:30pm MT (in-person)

Location: Asset Builders – 251 Spruce St #106, Red Deer County, AB T4E 1B4

Directions can be found here

*Dates are subject to change

*If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms please refrain from joining us in person and contact [email protected] to go over your course deferment options.

This course is in Partnership with Passive House Canada & Passive House Alberta.


Passive House Construction Training Course for Trades – Theoretical (150A) & Practical (150B)

It is essential that those working on Passive House buildings can properly install components, accurately implement design details, and also assess the impact that changes from planned work will have on the performance of the building. Mistakes during construction can be costly, especially in high performance buildings where certification is being pursued. This in-person three-day course teaches the theory of Passive House building techniques and prepares participants for the Certified Passive House Tradesperson exam. It includes lectures and hands-on workshop experience, incorporating actual building of Passive House elements relevant to the Canadian construction industry.

The following theoretical topics will be covered:

  • Passive House criteria and principles
  • Building ecology, comfort and economic efficiency
  • Introduction to Passive House design tools (e.g. PHPP)
  • Construction process and quality assurance
  • Thermal insulation
  • Thermal bridge-free construction
  • Windows and airtightness
  • Ventilation and heat supply
  • Building envelope specialization

Practical topics covered:

  • Airtightness test
    • How to set up a building to do an Airtightness test
    • We will look for leakage and how to prevent them
  • Windows installation
  • Ventilation system

Day 1: Tuesday Dec 5, 2023 from 8:30am to 4:30pm MT (in-person)
Day 2: Wednesday Dec 6, 2023 from 8:30am to 4:30pm MT (in-person)
Day 3: Thursday Dec 7, 2023 from 8:30am to 4:30pm MT (in-person)

*Dates are subject to change


Recommended for

  • Tradespeople, site supervisors and general contractors who will be involved in the construction of Passive House building.
  • It may also be of interest to designers, architects, architectural technologists and developers. All theoretical components of this course are covered in 120A: Passive House Design & Construction.

Participants should have prior knowledge/experience in the construction industry or related fields.

Learning resources provided

  • Digital copy of course slides

Course Instructor


Course Fee

$1700

*If you plan to certify as a Passive House Tradesperson, the exam preparation course (150C), plus the exam, must be purchased separately*

**Please note: This course reviews the skills and knowledge required for the Certified Passive House Tradesperson – Building Envelope Specialization exam. We do not currently offer the curriculum necessary for the Certified Passive House Tradesperson – Building Services Specialization exam.

Register soon

If insufficient registrations are received by 14 days before this course is scheduled to start, it may be cancelled. While we do our best to plan our course schedule well in advance, course dates, venues and instructors are subject to change.

Funding Opportunities

At Passive House Canada we are committed to supporting our community in a number of ways. As a potential course participant, you might qualify for government funding that could be applied to any of our courses and certification exams. Please consult the links here to find out more about funding available in your province.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Important: please read our refund policy, available in our Course and Exam FAQs page.

The health and safety of our participants is important to us. Participants are not permitted to attend in-person courses if they are exhibiting any symptoms of a cold, flu or COVID-19, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and difficulty swallowing, coughing or sneezing, or other symptoms as described by the Public Health Agency of Canada. No refunds will be allowed and courses can be transferred to an alternate date.


Professional development

Total number of learning hours: 21

  • AAA: 21 Structured Learning Hours