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.


Monday, October 5 – Thursday October 8, 2020
Tuesday, October 13 – Friday October 16, 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, October 19 – Wednesday October 21, 2020
Monday, October 26 – Wednesday October 28, 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.


Thursday, November 19 – Saturday, November 21, 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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110: Introduction to Passive House High Performance Buildings

An Introduction to the Passive House High Performance Buildings provides an overview of the core principles of Passive House design and building energy efficiency regulations in Canada. The course also covers the history of energy efficient buildings, energy consumption data and environmental impact, case studies and the economics of creating high performance buildings.


Day 1: Tuesday September 15, 2020 (1pm – 3pm PDT )
Day 2: Thursday September 17, 2020 (1pm – 3pm PDT )
Day 3: Tuesday September 22, 2020 (1pm – 3pm PDT )
Day 4: Thursday September 24, 2020 (1pm – 3pm PDT )

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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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330: Calculating the cost/comfort equation (Part 9 Buildings)

It’s what’s inside that counts: The costs and comforts of building and living in a Passive House. The math is simple: cost to build – running costs + comfort and health = customer satisfaction

This webinar will look at the detail cost breakdowns of several completed Passive houses (Part 9) as well as their long-term running costs. The class will also look as some of the less tangible measures such as air quality and health outcomes of those living in passive homes.

 Learning Outcomes:

  • Have an understanding of which parts of a passive home cost more and which cost less
  • Have an understanding of some of the health benefits of high performance buildings
  • Be able to articulate the above to others

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