Passivhaus Introduction for Designer

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One of the hardest things about learning a new subject is getting your head around the terminology and basic concepts. The ‘Passivhaus Introduction for Designer – Passive House Language and Mathematics’ is designed to take the stress out of your learning journey by getting you up to speed with the key mathematical concepts and language terms used in Passive House.

Many students worry about their mathematical skills, in particular when beginning Passive House study. The Passivhaus Introduction for Designer helps you to revise and address any knowledge shortfalls before the  Certified Passivhaus Designer Course.

You will have access to course recordings to help you revise in private and improve at your own pace.




  • The Passive House Concept: Why Passivhaus? – Energy management concepts – The Passivhaus standard
  • The 5 components and principles of Passivhaus
  • U-Value calculations
  • Window calculations
  • Airflow and air-quantity calculations
  • The Magic Formula. Mastering heat transfer (The SPA advantage)
  • Introduction into the economics of Passivhaus and dynamic modelling
  • Software tools introduction: PHPP, designPH and bim2PH
  • The use of a psychrometric chart
  • General mathematical skills


This Passivhaus Introduction for Designer is included in our Certification PACKAGES as a Free Bonus. 

If you book a Certification PACKAGE in the next 7 days, we will refund you the cost of this Passivhaus Introduction for Designer in full. Look to the inside and find out if it is right for you.



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What Will You Learn?

  • Gain a basic understanding of the concept of Passivhaus Buildings
  • Refresh mathematics skills -transforming units
  • Learn basic Passivhaus vocabulary
  • Refresh mathematics skills - transforming formula
  • Become familiar with the main Passivhaus formulas and mathematical concepts
  • Refresh mathematics skills -working with fractions
  • Become familiar with the ‘magic formula’ that covers 80% of Passivhaus calculations
  • Become familiar with SPA’s Passivhaus tools and formula booklet - PaLaMa edition. (The full version is available exclusively to SPA certification course students)

Course Content

Introduction Course Part 1

  • P1-Unit 1: Introduction
  • P1-Unit 2: Mathematics
  • P1-Unit 3: The Passive House Standard
  • P1-Unit 4: The Passive House Energy Concept
  • P1-Unit 5: The 5 PH Components – Thermal Insulation
  • P1-Unit 6: The 5 PH Components – Airtightness
  • Message from Your Teacher

Introduction Course Part 2

Passive House Designer Readiness Quiz

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