The Passive House approach does more than deliver comfortable living spaces. Designing and building a Passive House dwelling has a range of effects in terms of sustainability, economics and climate.

This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of both how the Passive House Standard works and the specific scientific values on which it is based. It starts by examining the requirements that buildings should meet to maintain human health. It next looks at the impact of the building industry is having on climate change, plus the economics of the Passive House approach. Finally, an overview is provided of the health, sustainability and economics impacts.


CPD Points:

Upon the completion of the course, students will have carried out the following study components:

  • 2 hours of lectures
  • 0.5 hour of self-assessment


Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the basics of Passive House design and construction
  • Define the health requirements buildings must meet for human beings
  • Understand the impact the building industry has on climate change
  • Grasp the economic benefits of the Passive House approach
  • Manage the fundamentals of healthy, sustainable and economical building design



After purchase, you will have six months’ access to the course recordings.