Become a Certified Passive House Tradesperson and Lead the Industry
Get a revolutionary education on how to build healthy and sustainable buildings that are economical.
We help you fight Climate Change.
Every building should be healthy
It should not be a question
But most buildings are unhealthy and unsustainable.
You know that there has to be a better way.
Be a part of the solution, not the problem.
Invest in the future, and be a leader of the building industry
Build healthy and comfortable buildings
Make your clients happy by building healthy and comfortable homes, and create raving fans. Fight Climate Change with your work. Buildings are the biggest CO2 contributor to climate change. You can stop this with your work. Get more quality clients. Clients who want Passive House want quality and are generally easier to deal with.
We don’t just care about buildings. We care about you.
Course pass-rate well over 90%
More than 100 businesses supported
More than 180 happy Passive House professionals
More than 20 years of experience compressed into days of learning
ONLINE Certified Passive House Tradesperson Course
Limited seats available: up to 20 Students per course
Live ONLINE Passive House Tradesperson Course
- Live ONLINE Passive House Tradesperson Course (4 days)
- SPA Homework 1 hour per day
- SPA Exercises 30 min per day
- Accesses to the SPA Homework and exercises recording until the exam*
- Workbooks and handouts **
- SPA formula sheet***
Passive House Tradesperson Exam Prep Course
- ONLINE Passive House Tradesperson Exam Preparation Course (1 days)
- One Mock-up exam as PDF
- Access to the course recordings*
- Relevant Handouts for the exam**
Passive House Tradesperson Examination
- Certified Passive House Tradesperson EXAM (2.15 hours)
- After passing the exam you will be listed as a certified Passive House Professional on the international PHI website for 5 years
Passive House Tradesperson - All in package
- Live ONLINE Passive House Tradesperson Course
- Passive House Tradesperson Exam Prep Course
- Passive House Tradesperson/Consultant Exam
- Webinar Support BEFORE the Course (min. 6 webinars over 3 Months if enrolled 3 months in advance)
- Webinar Support AFTER the course (min. 12 webinars over 6 Months)
*The recordings are live session of Daniel solving the questions in class. You can now follow the solution in your own time and as often as you need to.
** The workbooks in PRINTED form with additional explanatory notes. The handouts and exercises are essential documents as PDFs so you can reprint and redo them as often as you want. Workbooks and handouts will be needed for the exam in printed form. Free delivery Australia wide!
*** This Formula sheet is a game-changer for all students. It will help you massively to understand the Passive House concept and pass the exam with ease.
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The certified Passive House Tradesperson Course and Exam
Passive House basics
Heat and cooling supply
Domestic hot water
WHY PASSIVE HOUSE IS THE FIRST STEP
Healthy, sustainable and economical buildings globally
Need to know
You may think that your work has no impact, and you don’t see yourself as part of the solution. You actually can be part of the solution.
Buildings are responsible for 28% of the CO2 emissions that are causing Climate Change, and we spend over 90% of our time indoors, which could have a huge impact on our health. But it does not need to be that way.
Climate Change causes things like bushfires, droughts and storms. Poorly created indoor environments cause asthma, sick building syndrome and lung diseases. With Smart Plus Academy courses, you will learn how to design and construct healthy and sustainable buildings that are economical, so that your clients will breathe freely and generations to come can live healthily and enjoy the beauty of our planet as we know it.
Yes, if you are a builder or tradesperson these courses are for YOU. Smart Plus Academy especially focuses on professionals in the building industry because they professionally build the world we live in. Only they can change the construction industry to a sustainable climate-friendly industry.
If you are an owner builder or a person with an interest in a sustainable future and healthy living, these courses could also be for you.
In our screening process, we will find out if we are a good match.
Are you an achiever who is willing to do the work?
Are you willing to play all out and move out of your comfort zone?
Will you be respectful to your classmates and teacher?
If you can answer all these questions with a ‘yes’, please fill in the application.
Passive House is the ideal tool to design and construct healthy and sustainable buildings that are economical, with far more flexibility then passive solar design. Passive House leaves no room for guesswork: a basic 3D model plug-in and software based on Excel calculate your actual performance.
Passive House is suitable for any budget from social housing to big mentions. Bigger projects achieve Passive House easily, which makes it ideal for office buildings, apartment blocks, schools or libraries.
The average Passive House costs about 8% more, but with a smart and intelligent design, it could even cost the same. Though it is an investment up front, you’ll end up saving a considerable amount of money on heating and cooling once you make the switch from your conventional house to your Passive House.
In 1990, Dr Wolfgang Feist built the first Passive House or Passivhaus in Darmstadt, Kranichstein, Germany. Shortly after, the Passive House Institute (PHI), an independent research institute, was founded. Since then, Passive House has been growing quickly around the world. In 2011, the Australian Passive House Association (APHA) was founded. Today, Passive House is thriving, and the Passive House Standard is integrated into the Green Star Rating by the Green Building Council Australia (GPCA) and highly suitable for ‘The Living Building Challenge’.
Europe is going passive, and by 2021 all European Union Members will have nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) – in other words, the Passive House approach in building codes.
Our wish for you is that these online courses will only be the start of your Passive House journey and that you will also become a certified Passive House Designer or Certified Passive House Tradesperson.