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Certified Passive House Designer Course – CPHD

Welcome to the MosArt Certified Passive House Designer course!

The leading trainer of certified passive house designers worldwide. Our Certified Passive House Designer Course provides students with the latest principles of energy-efficient design, teaching them how to create comfortable, sustainable, and high-performance buildings.

With over 2500 trained students and involvement in 3 million square feet of high-performance building projects, we offer a unique perspective on sustainable design.

Our expertise and experience make us the leading trainer of the Certified Passive House Designer Course globally, ensuring our students are best positioned for a successful career in sustainable architecture and design. Join us today and take the first step towards a successful career in sustainable design.

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Who is the Certified Passive House Designer Course for?

This course is aimed at ALL building design and consulting professionals, including Architects and Engineers, Contractors and Builders.

Duration & Cost:

9 half-day ‘live’ webinar modules led by Tomás O’Leary, from 9am (sharp) to 2pm, followed by 3 days-equivalent self guided e-learning.

  • Fee: €2780 (VAT exempt) – 40% funding may be available to the Irish Private Construction Sector and Sole traders. Please contact us for more info. 
  • Accreditations: Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant – PHI & RIAI
  • CPD Points: 45

 

 

How It Works

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9 x Live Webinar Sessions

Attend a series of nine ‘live’ (not pre-recorded) webinar modules led by MosArt Director Tomás O’Leary. Each module deals with a central theme of high performance buildings and consists of a five hour session from 9am to 2pm with two 15 minute coffee breaks part-way.

Self Guided eLearning

These eLearning hours can be done at your own pace. You’ll need to invest the equivalent of about three days on the on-line exam preparation course, so about a half-day per week over the course of 4 weeks should do it.

Exam

The programme culminates with the Certified Passive House Designer exam, a 3-hour ‘open-book’ (bring all your notes!) exam.

Certification!

On passing the exam, you’ll (a) receive a formal certificate from the German Passive House Institute and (b) find yourself listed on the global map and database of Certified Passive House Designers

15 years of industry know-how at your fingertips – join us now!

Course Dates

  • Tuesday,23rd January 2024 – Day 1: Principles and Performance Standards
  • Wednesday, 24th January 2024 – Day 2: Highly Insulated & Thermal-Bridge-Free Envelopes
  • Thursday, 25th January 2024 – Day 3: Superior Airtightness & Vapour Control
  • Tuesday, 30th January 2024 – Day 4: Windows for Energy Balancing & Comfort
  • Wednesday, 31st January 2024 – Day 5: Delivering Indoor Air Quality through Active Ventilation
  • Thursday, 1st February 2024 – Day 6: Next Generation Heating, Domestic Hot Water and Cooling
  • Tuesday, 6th February 2024 – Day 7: Renewable Energy, Economics, Quality Assurance & Certification
  • Wednesday, 7th February 2024 – Day 8: Passive House Planning Package Part 1
  • Thursday, 8th February 2024 – Day 9: Passive House Planning Package Part 2

CPHD Online Exam –  28th February 2024

  • Tuesday,9th April 2024 – Day 1: Principles and Performance Standards
  • Wednesday, 10th April 2024 – Day 2: Highly Insulated & Thermal-Bridge-Free Envelopes
  • Thursday, 11th April 2024 – Day 3: Superior Airtightness & Vapour Control
  • Tuesday, 16th April 2024 – Day 4: Windows for Energy Balancing & Comfort
  • Wednesday, 17th April 2024 – Day 5: Delivering Indoor Air Quality through Active Ventilation
  • Thursday, 18th April 2024 – Day 6: Next Generation Heating, Domestic Hot Water and Cooling
  • Tuesday, 23rd April 2024 – Day 7: Renewable Energy, Economics, Quality Assurance & Certification
  • Wednesday, 24th April 2024 – Day 8: Passive House Planning Package Part 1
  • Thursday, 25th April 2024 – Day 9: Passive House Planning Package Part 2

CPHD Online Exam –  14th May 2024

  • Tuesday,7th May 2024 – Day 1: Principles and Performance Standards
  • Wednesday, 8th May 2024 – Day 2: Highly Insulated & Thermal-Bridge-Free Envelopes
  • Thursday, 9th May 2024 – Day 3: Superior Airtightness & Vapour Control
  • Tuesday, 14th May 2024 – Day 4: Windows for Energy Balancing & Comfort
  • Wednesday, 15th May 2024 – Day 5: Delivering Indoor Air Quality through Active Ventilation
  • Thursday, 16th May 2024 – Day 6: Next Generation Heating, Domestic Hot Water and Cooling
  • Tuesday, 21st May 2024 – Day 7: Renewable Energy, Economics, Quality Assurance & Certification
  • Wednesday, 22nd May 2024 – Day 8: Passive House Planning Package Part 1
  • Thursday, 23rd May 2024 – Day 9: Passive House Planning Package Part 2

CPHD Online Exam –  13th June 2024

  • Tuesday,18th June 2024 – Day 1: Principles and Performance Standards
  • Wednesday, 19th June 2024 – Day 2: Highly Insulated & Thermal-Bridge-Free Envelopes
  • Thursday, 20th June 2024 – Day 3: Superior Airtightness & Vapour Control
  • Tuesday, 25th June 2024 – Day 4: Windows for Energy Balancing & Comfort
  • Wednesday, 26th June 2024 – Day 5: Delivering Indoor Air Quality through Active Ventilation
  • Thursday, 27th June 2024 – Day 6: Next Generation Heating, Domestic Hot Water and Cooling
  • Tuesday, 2nd July 2024 – Day 7: Renewable Energy, Economics, Quality Assurance & Certification
  • Wednesday, 3rd July 2024 – Day 8: Passive House Planning Package Part 1
  • Thursday, 4th July 2024 – Day 9: Passive House Planning Package Part 2

CPHD Online Exam –  30th July 2024

  • Tuesday,23rd July 2024 – Day 1: Principles and Performance Standards
  • Wednesday, 24th July 2024 – Day 2: Highly Insulated & Thermal-Bridge-Free Envelopes
  • Thursday, 25th July 2024 – Day 3: Superior Airtightness & Vapour Control
  • Tuesday, 29th July 2024 – Day 4: Windows for Energy Balancing & Comfort
  • Wednesday, 30th July 2024 – Day 5: Delivering Indoor Air Quality through Active Ventilation
  • Thursday, 31st July 2024 – Day 6: Next Generation Heating, Domestic Hot Water and Cooling
  • Tuesday, 6th August 2024 – Day 7: Renewable Energy, Economics, Quality Assurance & Certification
  • Wednesday, 7th August 2024 – Day 8: Passive House Planning Package Part 1
  • Thursday, 8th August 2024 – Day 9: Passive House Planning Package Part 2

CPHD Online Exam –  27th August 2024

Format of the Certified Passive House Designer Course:

The following format is used for this on-line Certified Passive House Designer Course:

  • Series of nine ‘live’ (not pre-recorded) webinar modules led by MosArt Director Tomás O’Leary.
  • Each module deals with a central theme of high performance buildings and consists of a five hour session from 9am to 2pm with two 15 minute coffee breaks part-way.
  • We’re using what we feel is the best webinar tool available for professional and reliable online education in this field, namely Zoom. It allows us to issue quizzes and polls along the way to check your progress and also to issue additional materials throughout the course.
  • At the end of each module, you’ll receive a link to watch a full video recording of that session. So, fear not if you have to put the cat out or if there’s yet another baking-emergency in the kitchen.
  • The last two modules of the course deal with the cool Sketchup plug-in software ‘designPH’ used to design Passive House projects in 3-D as well as the latest version of the Passive House Planning Package energy modelling tool used to fine-tune your project.
  • Once the nine webinar modules have been completed, you will then complete our online self-guided exam preparation modules over a four week period leading up to the Certified Passive House Designer Online Exam 
  • You’ll need to invest the equivalent of about three days on the on-line exam preparation course, so about a half-day per week should do it.
  • The exam preparation course includes presentation videos, calculation exercises, true-false questions and a Passive House design assignment which you’ll scan/photograph and send to us for personalised review. We’ll be with you every step of the way.
  • The programme culminates with the Certified Passive House Designer exam, a 3-hour ‘open-book’ (bring all your notes!) exam.
  • On passing the exam, you’ll (a) receive a formal certificate from the German Passive House Institute and (b) find yourself listed on the global map and database of Certified Passive House Designers  (see map of designers here)

15 years of industry know-how at your fingertips – join us now!

What Our Past Pupils Say:

The interactive nature, how it is well marshalled, on time, open and always real examples. The calculations from lessons learned and openness on how learning from past mistakes is very useful

Vincent Manley, Cork

I love the indepth knowledge. Great coverage in both terms of breadth and depth of knowledge. I think I have a good knowledge on the subjects but have learnt so much more. I love the real world examples and experience that you can bring to the training..

Andrew Sadler, UK

Very clear slides/info, great images/diagrams and the flexibility of doing this remotely is super.

Eoin McElroy, Cork

Theory is well explained. Tomas is really patient. the team is doing a great job looking up for our questions and answers. Thanks!

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Training, Software and Exam Fees:

The overall course fee is €2780 (VAT exempt) and includes the following:

  • All of the above-listed live webinar modules by Tomás O’Leary.
  • Digital copy of both the training manual and the PHPP Version 10 (software) manual.
  • Full access to the on-line self-directed exam preparation course with learning support and personalised reviews from our dedicated expert educators.
  • Your own fully-registered copy of the latest version of the Passive House energy modelling software (PHPP Version 10).
  • A download link to a free demo-version with some limitations of the 3-d modelling tool ‘designPH’. If you really enjoy that tool, you can buy the full version directly from the Passive House Institute.
  • Passive House exam fee (worth €350), including international accreditation and listing on passing the exam.
  • Personalised RIAI (or other) CPD cert covering 45 hours formal education.

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