AECB CarbonLite Training


 Certified Passivhaus Designer/Consultant

Guiding you through becoming a certified Passivhaus designer or consultant and giving you the confidence to tackle UK Passivhaus projects.

Find more information about this course on the AECB website

CarbonLite Passivhaus designer training

Our Course

  • Guiding you – friendly trainers and small groups encourage a great learning experience
  • Prepare you for the exam – dedicated revision day, our own practice exam paper, 30 pages of worked examples to take away
  • Interesting and exciting – we visit real Passivhaus projects
  • Sociable – we encourage delegates to support each other and organise meals out for networking
  • If you don’t pass first time – we offer a free one-to-one advice session with your exam paper

Our Material

  • UK focused – 100% rewritten – rather than the European CEPH material taught by others
  • UK examples – from the UK domestic and non-domestic sector
  • Up to date – we continually update our material and teach V9 PHPP
  • Modular – sit our course in one go, or as separate modules to suit your availability and finances
  • Exercises – lots of exercises used to continually affirm and test understanding

Our Trainers


  • UK experts – our trainers are the experts who are actually successfully designing/ building Passivhaus buildings in the UK
  • Highly experienced trainers – amongst others, Bill Butcher, Eric Parks, Mark Siddall, Alan Clarke, Sally Godber, Marine Sanchez, Will South and Nick Grant. Not to mention Peter Warm and the rest of the WARM staff who have supported over 200 buildings in low energy design, and are Passivhaus certifiers.
  • Variety of experience – our collective experience includes non-domestic building, large residential schemes and real Passivhaus construction experience

Our Venues

  • London – South Bank University, Centre for Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Buildings CEREB
  • Hereford - Hereford Archive and Records Centre, HARC
  • Plymouth – National Marine Aquarium, NMA
  • Bespoke Courses  we regularly run bespoke course for companies who need specialist training

Contact Ingrid Bravo on 01752 542546 or email


Our Upcoming courses:

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For bookings please download our form here and email it to or contact us to discuss your requirements.


Other useful information for the upcoming course:

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Feedback from previous training courses

“These weeks training has been amazing, I have been learning  so much, the trainers are excellent, very well suited to what they are teaching.  They have imparted a wonderful balance of strong grasp of theory, and invaluable experience of putting the principles to work.  They have brought the principles and process to life.  It is a huge boost for me getting into this, and I realise that hard work has gone into making this course.”

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone at WARM for a fantastic first week of training at South Bank University, London. I would also like to thank the excellent teachers; Mark Siddall, Marine Sanchez and Will South who have all been truly amazing with sharing their vast knowledge and being very patient in their method of teaching the Passivhaus Certified Designer Course. I am looking forward to completing the next phase of the course and hopefully becoming a member of the Passivhaus family.”

“The first week was tremendously useful and enjoyable. The teachers were exceptionally knowledgeable and very approachable. The material was very thorough and the venue & facilities were good also. The spread and distribution of learning subjects over the week was well balanced generally.”

“Thanks to everyone at WARM. Really good course, by far the best one I’ve been on. Big thanks to Ingrid for all the organisation and course notes.”

“Could I just say thank you to all at Warm for a fantastic 2 weeks of training. The quality of the training was excellent and I will certainly recommend this course to anyone who asks. Maximum value was squeezed into each day of the course and the expertise and knowledge of the trainers was evident to see. Great venue too – I enjoyed seeing the turtle at the end of each day!”

“I just wanted to say a big thank you to you all for the wonderful two weeks of training you have provided. Even though my brain was fried by this afternoon, I haven’t absorbed this quantity of valuable information in such a short time during any of my previous training or education. It is a credit to you all that you made this possible. This achievement was, I believe, largely due to: the use of different members of your team and other specialists such as Nick and Bill; and the consistency of the teaching. The variety of tutors added interest and maximised tutors’ strengths, and the consistency reinforced my understanding. Thank you also for putting up with me. My ability to ask lots of questions is purely due to my excitement and enthusiasm rather than anything sinister! I hope I didn’t irritate you too much, or dissuade anybody else from contributing. I’ll be working hard towards the exam in June and hope, one day, to be able to make a useful contribution to the wider PassivHaus ‘movement’ as well as to be a successful PassivHaus developer.”

“I am just writing to say thank you to Warm and all tutors / organisers of the carbonlite passivhaus course. It was by far the best course that I have been on in the 25+ years since I started studying architecture. It was much more than I could have hoped for and I now feel much better equipped to carry on as a sole trading architect. The tutors and organisation was very generous.”

Other comments included:

– it was an excellent experience. It was a real pleasure to be involved with this course, the tutors and my fellow students.

–Teaching – I thought the course tutors were really good.

–I really enjoyed the course and learnt a lot from it. What’s more many of my clients are very intrigued by the whole concept and are looking to embrace it following my discussions with them.

-The best quality and most relevant training I have ever received, delivered by specialists with a huge amount of real-world experience


More info

More details AECB CarbonLite Courses page.
Or please email or call 01752 542546.
Download the FAQ

Can’t do the whole course? Can’t afford to do it all in one go? – email or call 01752 542546.


Online Courses:

Through the AECB CarbonLite program we currently offer two online courses and one classroom course.

  • Setting up THERM for Use in Thermal Bridging Calculations – free
  • Introduction to Using THERM to Model Thermal Bridges – £200 + VAT
  • Retrofit Course – coming soon

For details of the online courses please visit the AECB CarbonLite Online Training website: