We have accelerated the launch of our Passive House Canada ONLINE COURSES to meet the needs of the times ahead.

Now more than ever, we all need to find new ways to engage and learn from each other while doing everything in our power to mitigate risk. To that end we want to continue to offer you valuable opportunities for professional development. Our in-class courses are now being offered through an online, live webinar format. With this shift, we plan to increase the accessibility of our training across the country, as well as facilitate the sharing of ideas online.

If you are interested in taking one of our courses, but need some payment flexibility, we can help. You can now pay 50% of the course fee when you register and the balance within 45 days. Email us to inquire at info@passivehousecanada.com

Upcoming Online Courses:


120 Series


Become a member to take advantage of this discount.
($685 savings). This offer allows you to receive an additional 20% off our bundle effective immediately.

Passive House Canada is now be delivering all our 120 courses – online, through a live, interactive webinar learning platform. This will ensure those committed to enhancing their knowledge of the International Passive House standard can work towards certification online.

This Pathway to Certification bundle offer includes the 120A, 120B and 120C courses. If you are currently registered in the individual online 120A, B or C course you are not eligible for this bundle promotion.

120A: Passive House Construction and Design

This 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. Participants will also have the opportunity to solidify their learning with interactive exercises throughout the course.


Tuesday, August 4 – Friday August 7, 2020
Monday, August 10  – Thursday August 13, 2020
9am to 1pm (PST) each day

120B: Understanding & Working with PHPP

This course 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.


Monday, August 17 – Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Monday, August 24 – Wednesday, August 26, 2020
9am to 1pm (PST) each day

120C: Exam Preparation for Designer/Consultant Exam

The Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam is challenging, even for experienced architects and building professionals, so thorough preparation is essential. This online exam preparation course is specifically designed for those who have completed courses 120A and 120B (or equivalent), and who wish to write the exam to become a Certified Passive House professional. It gives participants the tools required to write a successful test.


Monday, September 14 – Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9am – 1pm (PST) each day

As part of your registration in this online series, you receive:

  • Access to a private LinkedIn discussion group
  • Webinar recordings

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How to Identify and Drive Down Embodied Carbon in Buildings

July 30, 2020
8:30am – 10:30am (PST)

This is an introductory course on embodied carbon geared towards construction professionals and policy makers.  The course provides a high-level overview of the importance of embodied carbon, how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the built environment, as well as a summary of embodied carbon calculation tools available to construction professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the difference between Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Identify the different lifecycle stages of construction materials.
  • Understand the difference between operational and embodied greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Identify the primary sources of operational and embodied greenhouse gas emissions for buildings.
  • Quantify the relative importance of embodied emissions per building element.
  • Apply best practices for construction material sourcing to reduce embodied emissions.
  • Optimize building envelope design to minimize lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Select appropriate embodied carbon calculation software based on scope of analysis.

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150: Passive House Construction Training for Trades

This course is delivered as a combination of online modules and hands-on workshop experience, incorporating actual building of Passive House details relevant to the Canadian construction industry.

This course teaches practical Passive House building techniques alongside theory, and prepares participants for the Certified Passive House Tradesperson exam.


150 Bundle Dates

150 A (Theoretical)

  • Session 1: August 12th
  • Session 2: August 19th
  • Session 3: August 26th

150 B (Practical)

  • Session 1 – TBD

150 C (Exam Prep)

  • September 2nd  (PHI Exam – September 12th).

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Understanding Building Codes

August 27, 2020
9:00am – 11:00am (PST)

This 2-hour, online course will compare and contrast the proposed National Energy Code with the BC Energy Step Code, Passive House, and others. With proposed changes coming nationally and provincially, it will be important for all industry professionals and builders to understand the key differences between the standards and the metrics that they reference. Each of the standards will drive us to design and build in different ways. Some of our traditional design and construction strategies may need updates or rethinking to ensure homes are passing the new code minimums. In particular, the expected outcomes of each standard must be understood to allow clients and government to make better choices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Basic understanding of how each standard is calculated.
  • Understand the basic differences between Passive House, National Energy Code, BC Energy Step Code.
  • Understand the basic differences in outcomes for each of the standards.
  • Be able to articulate those differences to others.

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