Why Certified Passive House Designers/Consultants?
"A Passive House is a building, for which thermal comfort (ISO 7730) can be achieved solely by post-heating or post-cooling of the fresh air mass which is required to achieve sufficient indoor air quality conditions – without the need for additional recirculation of air." Dr. Wolfgang Feist
Passive Houses do not look any different from other buildings. However, on account of their clearly defined energy standard, they exhibit a high level of thermal comfort and extremely small energy consumption. Good planning as well as careful execution of the details is essential in the construction of Passive House buildings, so that the high requirements for the building envelope and technology can be met. For this reason, designers and specialist planners need additional expertise which can be acquired and substantiated with the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant training course.
Information about the difference between a Passive House Designer and a Passive House Consultant can be found here.
Becoming a Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant
Basically there are two ways of acquiring the Certified Passive House Designer certificate:
1.) Further training based on seminars, further training courses or private study, with successful completion of a written examination.
2.) Submitting a certified Passive House project (Passive House sample project) which has been designed and documented by the applicant under his full responsibility.
Compliance with one of these requirements is sufficient for acquiring the Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant certificate for a period of five years, and for being included in the list of certified Passive House Designers on this website.