Accredited Passive House Builders

Passive house and very low energy constructions – builders and construction workers get active

Passive houses represent both a high living comfort and radically reduced energy consumption. Far from being a niche product, a passive house embodies technological state-of-the-art with a mature and well-proven concept. By now numerous suitable products and components for passive houses are available on the market.

Also for builders and construction work force the realisation on very low energy constructions – like the passive house – mean a growing business opportunity. The fact that these special construction standards will be obligatory within the EU by 2020 only underlines the clear message: Only those well prepared and trained to implement these standards will be able to benefit from this future market.

Essential knowledge and skills will be made available within the Training “Accredited Passive House Builder” for all those part of the building and construction work force including installers for heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

The training “certified Efficiency House Builder”

The training “certified Efficiency House Builder”

This hands-on training is directed at workers of building and construction related companies and will convey all the suitable expertise for the construction of high energy efficient buildings. Within the construction of passive houses or the retrofitting with passive house components it is essential that the architect or planning engineer involves all the work force related actors into the planning of relevant details from an early stage on. Today, there is a growing need for competent experts who have the sufficient background to put these plans into practice. The aim of the training is to support comprehensive cross-technological thinking, identification of interfaces and up-to-date practical knowledge.

With the training you:

Acquire essential know-how on the promising topic of passive houses Position your self on the growing market segment as an accredited Passive House Builder with new opportunities for clients Ensure satisfied clients through high quality work Receive the permission to use the logo “accredited Passive House Builder” or “accredited Passive House Builder in the company” for promotional purposes Will be listed as “accredited Passive House Builder” enabling easy identification for potential clients or architects / planning engineers Will be valued as qualified and certified expert by all involved actors

Contents of the training

Contents of the training

The training "accredited Passive House Builder“ includes a total of 54 training units (6 complete days) as well as a written final exam. The structure foresees:

Theoretical basic training (3 days) for all construction professions on the topic of passive house constructionSpecializing and practical training unit separately for either the building envelope or HVAC (each 2 days) where the expert trainers will demonstrate in a very hands-on method using demo-objects specifically create for this training how to go about at the construction site. A final training unit (1 day) for all participants with the aim to repeat and concluded the learned knowledge. This unit also serves an exam preparation.

Final exam and accreditation

Final exam and accreditation

The final written exam has a duration of 1.5 hours and will be designed and evaluated by both the training agencies. After a passed and successful exam the participant will be given the accreditation as well as the permission to use the protected logo for personal promotion.


Are you a training institution already offering seminars and trainings for construction and energy experts? Would you be interested in offering training with a final exam and accreditation on passive house technologies? Do not hesitate to contact us – we are looking forward to discussing various cooperation possibilities with you.

Herbert Hanser, eza!