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What are the essentials of building a Passive House? What are the questions encountered and how to overcome those site challenges?

These are the main questions that will be answered. In this course, we will first look into essentials of installation and details implementation. Then, we will talk about the challenges we could face on-site and how we overcome them. Finally, and assessment of the impact on the performance of the building. 

With the completion of the course, the attendee will have done the following hours of study:

  • 2.5 hours of lecture
  • Half hour of self-assessment

After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the basics in Passive House criteria and principles
  • Understand the Passive House Components
  • Know and assess the impact of the building performance
  • Understand the impact of those common mistakes in Passive House construction
  • Comprehend how to overcome challenges in building a Passive House

  • 2.5 hours lecture
  • 0.5 hours questions/quiz

This course is recommended to tradespeople, site supervisors and contractors involved in the construction of Passive House. It may also be of interest to architects, designers or developers.

You will need a laptop, Mac or PC with audio and internet connection. It is highly recommended to have pen and paper ready to take notes.

Daniel started his career as a carpenter in Germany and then worked in Ireland on the biggest residential modular project in the world at that time. After 10 years in the building game, he did his studies in civil engineering and worked as a researcher for the European Union in sustainable building.


Since 2015 Daniel has been working in the Australian building industry. He started his business Smart Plus Homes in 2017 following his passion for educating and consulting the building industry regarding health and sustainable construction.

Daniel is a Certified Passive House trainer and has been teaching over 50% of Australia’s Certified Passive House Professionals.