designPH for Passive House Designers (and Consultants)

Learn how to integrate designPH into your Passive House design process!

designPH can save significant time with even simple buildings and on simple sites. Additionally, it can  increase the accuracy of your PHPP model. You will work through a case study building: from importing drawings, to a completed designPH model, to a completed PHPP file imported and running.

Classes will be comprised of lectures, homework review and Q&A sessions. You will get access to the course website with further instructions.

Tutor: Jason Quinn

02-18 August 2021; classes and workshops run Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9pm for three weeks.

Online course

Course fee: NZ$ 967.73 (GST inclusive). 


- Sketchup Pro or Sketchup Pro Trial that will last the length of the class, designPH2, as well as a solid beginner level of skill in Sketchup or better: you can draw and group items; tag and hide items, know to draw on the default layer then group then change the tag of the group. You can install a plugin and such. 

- PHPP v9 and proficiency of its (this is not an introduction to PHPP)

- sufficient time to do the exercises, approximately 2-4 hours per week

If you have never used Sketchup please don’t take this class without working through the beginner AND intermediate videos at:  

The class will be taught in Sketchup Pro 2021; if you have an older version of Pro back to 2017 you should be able to complete the course but will need to be aware not everything will look exactly the same (layers are now called tags for example).

16 CPD points for Passive House Certified Designers/Consultants: K076_2021_NZ