Certified Passive House Designer Badge  CanPHI has been running successful and highly-rated Passive House training courses across Canada since 2010. Since then we’ve trained hundreds of Canadian architects, builders, designers, planners and homeowners, and we’ve developed far greater expertise at presenting this challenging Standard than any other organization in Canada. We’re the only Canadian organization licensed by the Passivhaus Institut since 2010 to offer Passive House training and professional qualification via the international exam (see here for a list of licensed training providers). We lead the field nationally in offering practical and pragmatic advice for ecological, sustainable construction, and we continually update and revise our course material to reflect experience gained in the many Canadian Passive House projects we’re involved in.

COMING SOON In winter 2018-19 CanPHI will be putting a fully revised and updated version of our Passive House Design and Construction course ONLINE. This will drastically reduce the price of the highest quality Passive House construction training, whilst making the course accessible to anyone with an internet connection. We at CanPHI are committed to making Passive House construction an affordable reality in North America!

Certified Training course in session

2019 Classroom Training Course Dates

6-day Certified Passive House Designer Course

Location:      Calgary, Alberta 

Dates:         January 18 – 20 Febuary 8 – 10, 2019  

6-day Certified Passive House Designer Course

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Dates:     June 1 – 3 and June 15 – 17, 2018 

What Past Attendees Say


  • CanPHI’s Passive House course was extremely enlightening and thought-provoking. The concept should become a world standard for construction….any other type of building is a waste of resources in building materials and energy consumption!

    Mary Haggarty
    Architectural Designer Trenton, ON
  • Peter Amerongen of Habitat Studio has designed and built 5 net zero energy houses for the Edmonton climate.

    Peter Amerongen
    Habitat Studio & Workshop Ltd Edmonton, AB
  • I found CanPHI’s Training Course incredibly useful for teaching an Advanced Residential Design – Passive Solar – course. I’m now able to show students how passive solar can be made to work within the Passive House context, which makes it very real for them. The PHPP training showed that I can meet the energy performance standard in this climate with our type of construction. Thank you for an interesting and informative course!

    Michael Muller
    Professor, Architecture Sheridan College of Technology & Advanced Learning , Brampton, ON
  • The Passive House concept makes a lot of sense to me. The idea of optimizing the building envelope instead of having a conventional heating system is very basic, logic and innovative too! CanPHI’s course clearly explains how it’s possible to build this kind of house here in Canada, where we definitely need it!

    Sébastien Carle, Ing.
    Building Engineer, Amos, QC
  • I plan on building my home to the Passive House Standard. This course helped to provide me with the skills necessary and the optimism that this standard of construction is attainable. Ideally as more Passive Houses are built in Canada the Building Code energy efficiency requirements will follow suit.

    Jody Brinkman
    Chief Building Official Corporation of the Municipality of Sioux Lookout