GOLD Passivhaus Designer Course 3.0

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This GOLD Passivhaus Designer Course 3.0 is our premium support package with high teacher engagement.

This course is ideal for students who like strong guidance and personal support.

Our six teaching modules are conveniently delivered via 12 live three-hour sessions, to ensure that you can handle your everyday work and your Passivhaus learning simultaneously.

The homework, exercises, and quizzes are designed to prepare you for the exam and deepen your understanding.

No worries if you miss a lesson or want to revisit the ones you have already learned; you can access the recordings for six months. This gives you the highest level of support and flexibility in becoming a certified Passivhaus professional.


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Trusted by over 500+ students & growing…

Aaron Anstis
Aaron Anstis
26. May, 2022.
Training and trainers were fantastic. The content is relevant and trainers deliver it very well. Lots of time for questions and interaction to assist with learning. Thanks so much to the entire Smart Plus Academy team!
Jeremiah Appleby
Jeremiah Appleby
8. April, 2022.
I’m so happy I completed the designer course with Smart Plus. The trainers and support staff were excellent. Students were kept on track with regular communications and any queries were addressed promptly. I highly recommend training with Smart Plus.
Tess S
Tess S
7. April, 2022.
I had such a wonderful experience and felt completely supported every step of the way during the course. Highly recommend if you're looking to become a Certified Passive House Designer!
Pablo Shopen
Pablo Shopen
6. April, 2022.
A comprehensive and challenging course providing a very strong foundation for your passive house journey. Julia and Daniel are knowledgeable, inspirational and understanding teachers who are very good at explaining complex topics and condensing the huge volume of information. I would highly recommend this wonderful course.
Sri R
Sri R
6. April, 2022.
Daniel Kress brings this amazing energy to class, seeing how passionate he is and his belief in passive house has motivated me all the more! The passive house designer course is very well curated to the T, they have left no stone unturned and ensured they detailed every aspect keeping in mind that learners from various levels of experience undertake this course. As a sustainability graduate with very little industry experience I found it rather easy to navigate through the course because of their systematic approach.They provide you with all the required study materials and their 6-day online course delivered by Julia gives you a complete walkthrough of all conceps. Julia and the support team are very helpful whenever you need assistance in any way! It's been an honour to undertake this course with SPA and I couldn't recommend it more! To anyone looking to start their Passive house journey, THIS IS THE PLACE TO COME!
Stuart McKenzie Hall
Stuart McKenzie Hall
12. January, 2022.
Excellent, detailed and thorough course, well presented perfect for a serious step in improving your Passive House Designer journey and obtaining a valuable qualification. Highly recommended.
sam foutoulis
sam foutoulis
24. November, 2021.
Great course tought by a passionate experienced team!
Madhu Priya
Madhu Priya
13. October, 2021.
I can say with utmost confidence that I made the best use of the Sydney lockdown by enrolling myself in the Passive House Designer course by the Smart Plus Academy. Initially I was a bit skeptical about undertaking the course since I had just completed my Masters degree and had no prior industrial experience in this field and hence was not sure if I will be able to understand the concepts. But the course material was designed in such a way that it explained in great detail about every aspect of Passive House design. The effort put in by Daniel and Julia in delivering the concepts and engaging with the students through the homework tasks and exercises ensured a great level of understanding. The support team was also very prompt in answering our queries. Clearing the final exam was a cake walk with the level of preparation that we were put through. Overall, it was a very knowledgeable experience and I highly recommend this course for those who aspire to bring about a positive change in the built environment.
Wei-Chih Lin
Wei-Chih Lin
9. October, 2021.
I enrolled in the Certified Passive House Designer Course and I highly recommend the course. The course tutors Daniel and Julia, and the team were very helpful, professional, and knowledgable.
Nick J
Nick J
6. October, 2021.
Good course and content in preparation for examination. Supportive team prior to enrolling to discuss course suitability for my needs.

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We are so confident that our GOLD Designer Certification Packages will give you the tools and knowledge to pass the exam. We will 100% guarantee that you will pass, or we will pay back the amount you invested.

To fulfil the certification guarantee, you just need to score +80% on all your quizzes prior to taking the exam.







Date and Time 



Live Session Dates: (3 hours)
31.07.2023 – 08.09.2023
(every Mon and Fri)
Sydney [AU]: 18:00 – 21:00
Perth [AU]: 16:00 – 19:00
Wellington [NZ]: 20:00 – 23:00
London/Dublin [UK/IRE]: 09:00 – 12:00


1 month before the course start

(Over 12 hours of content)


Welcome: Instruction and support

Q1: Passive House Designer Readiness Quiz

COURSE PREP: Passive House Designer Preparation Course

BONUS 1: Why Passive House

Welcome Session

Fri, 28.07.2023
(1 hour)

Meet your teacher and classmates


Sydney [AU]: 18:00 – 19:00

Perth [AU]: 16:00 – 17:00

Wellington [NZ]: 20:00 – 21:00

London/Dublin [UK/IRE]: 09:00 – 10:00

Week 1 & 2

Module 1.1 & 1.2

Mon & Fri, 31.07 & 04.08.2023

Module 2.1 & 2.2

Mon & Fri, 07.08 & 11.08.2023



+Q&A session



+Q&A session

Week 3 & 4

Module 3.1 & 3.2

Mon & Fri, 14.08 & 18.08.2023

Module 4.1 & 4.2

Mon & Fri, 21.08 & 25.08.2023



+Q&A session



+Q&A session

Week 5 & 6

Module 5.1 & 5.2

Mon & Fri, 28.08 & 01.09.2023

Module 6.1 & 6.2

Mon & Fri 04.09 & 08.09.2023



+Q&A session



+Q&A session

Week 7

Exam Prep

Over 8 hours of content


Exam Prep Training

All you need to pass the exam with ease


Week 7

Option I








Exam Prep Meeting (2 hours) – Mon 11.09.2023

Sydney [AU]: 09:00 – 11:00

Perth [AU]: 07:00 – 09:00

Wellington [NZ]: 11:00 – 13:00

London/Dublin [UK/IRE]: 24:00 – 02:00


Online Exam (5 hours) – Fri, 15.09.2023

Sydney [AU]: 09:00 – 14:00

Perth [AU]: 07:00 – 12:00

Wellington [NZ]: 11:00 – 16:00

London/Dublin [UK/IRE]: 24:00 – 05:00

Week 8

Option II










Exam Prep Meeting (2 hours) – Mon 18.09.2023

Sydney [AU]: 18:00 – 20:00

Perth [AU]: 16:00 – 18:00

Wellington [NZ]: 20:00 – 22:00

London/Dublin [UK/IRE]: 09:00 – 11:00


Online Exam (5 hours) – Fri, 22.09.2023

Sydney [AU]: 18:00 – 23:00

Perth [AU]: 16:00 – 21:00

Wellington [NZ]: 20:00 – 01:00

London/Dublin [UK/IRE]: 09:00 – 14:00



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What Will You Learn?

  • Overview of Passivhaus principles and certification
  • Systems and strategies for managing shading
  • Health and comfort considerations
  • Systems and strategies for ventilation and heat-recovery
  • Quality assurance and building certification
  • The components of heat-recovery ventilation systems
  • Sustainable construction and design
  • Design and sizing of heat-recovery ventilation systems
  • Materials and approaches for creating the thermal envelope
  • Techniques and strategies for managing heating and cooling
  • Airtightness, vapour and weather-control systems
  • The use and optimisation of domestic hot water systems
  • Designs and solutions to address thermal bridging
  • Economics of Passivhaus design and construction; cost and risk reduction
  • Construction detailing and systems
  • Retrofitting of old buildings
  • The components and installation of windows
  • Introduction to PHPP software and the designPH plug-in

Course Content


  • 00:00
  • Choose an exam date
  • Exam Confirmation
  • Your Digital Training Material
  • Test your zoom settings
  • What material do I need
  • FAQ – The things you are looking for
  • Welcome and Meet Your Teacher – Zoom Link

Bonus 1: Why Passivhaus

Passivhaus Designer Readiness Quiz
This quiz tests your knowledge of Passivhaus Design.

Passivhaus Introduction for Designers

Module 1.1 & 1.2: Opaque Building Envelope (LIVE)

Module 2.1 & 2.2: Build ups, Details and Windows (LIVE)

Module 3.1 & 3.2: Magic Formula and Ventilation (LIVE)

Module 4.1 & 4.2: Conditioning and Certification (LIVE)

Module 5.1 & 5.2: Economics and the Standards (LIVE)

Module 6.1 & 6.2: Retrofit and PHPP (LIVE)

How to prepare for the exam
This Passivhaus Designer Certification Course includes the exam, and you will have access to the “Passive House Designer Exam Prep Training” from the start of your course date. Please check your account.

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