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passivehouseacademy is a project of PHINZ - the Passive House Institute New Zealand, a charitable trust.
At passivehouseacademy, we are passionate about disseminating the knowledge needed to design and build highly energy efficient buildings. It is the only institution in Aotearoa/New Zealand to offer preparation courses for the examination as Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant or Tradesperson. This internationally recognised qualification signals to your customers a profound knowledge of Passive Houses. Passing the externally assessed exam is not a given. In fact, the pass rate is rather modest. However: many successful applicants went through the courses offered by passivehouseacademy.

Why should you enrol in a course at passivehouseacademy? Read what former students have to say:
'Passive' is a word 'loosely' used in building design/construction today. Having completed the Passive House courses, I can now quantify how a building will perform, as the Passive House standard is based on science, which allows us to accurately predict performance and deliver real results."
Baden Brown, Registered Master Builder, Wanganui

Kara's passion for efficiency & detail creates exactly the right framework for understanding the impressively rigorous approach of Passive House to achieving energy efficiency & airtightness through quality building design techniques. Her course has demonstrated that solar passive design is only a small part of the solution; given me the knowledge to overcome its deficiencies and create buildings that can run on renewables alone. Kara's passion for efficiency & detail creates exactly the right framework for understanding the impressively rigorous approach of Passive House to achieving energy efficient buildings, and shows a way to prove it!
Roger Joyner, Building Designer, Lower Chittering, WA 

Even if the title of Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant is not your goal, the insights offered will help you doing a better job creating healthy, comfortable and energy-efficient buildings. Click the Courses tab for more information!


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