2nd international certified passive house designer course in Istanbul, Turkey

18 Ιανουαρίου 2020 | 1 Σχόλιο

The Certified Passive House Designer qualification provides candidates with all of the skills necessary to successfully design and deliver buildings to the Passive House standard. To achieve the qualification candidates will need to complete 80 hours of training by attending a 9-day ‘classroom’ based course and each candidate must successfully pass an examination set by the Passive House Institute.

International participants from the wider Black Sea and Mediterranean Area are welcomed. Please fill up the registration form below and we will arrange your participation in the course.

The course will be held from Saturday the 29th of February until the 9th of March in Istanbul, Turkey. The total cost of the course, including purchase of PHPP, examination and issue of the certificate is 1.250 euros. The Examination will organized in Istanbul and in Athens, Greece on Saturday the 21st of March.


  • The course consists of a mixture of traditional lectures and practical workshops. The Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) is used throughout the training.
  • HPHI (Hellenic Passive House Institute) is the partner this project. SEPEV together with HPHI, will further conduct research on South East European building practices and traditions. Moreover, the training will relate to the building practices in each country with the regional Climate specifics, which are very similar in Turkey and Greece.


  • Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Energy Consultants with existing experience in designing and delivering low-energy buildings.
  • This qualification is very technical in nature and a thorough understanding of construction techniques, building physic and low energy design concepts is needed. The background of all applicants will be reviewed in terms of education, experience etc…
  • For the effectiveness of the course the participant number will be limited. So please apply for your seat as soon as possible.
  • The language of the course will be English

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  1. Ο/Η Stephen Berriman λέει:

    I write concerning the upcoming Passive House course in Istanbul in March.

    I am a retired chartered engineer living in Gökova near Muğla in the south of Turkey and I am in the process of designing and building a passive house. The aim is to achieve Passive House + standards

    Although I am familiar with the principles of Passive House, I do not hold passive house certification and there are no architects, engineers or builders in this part of turkey who are familiar with the Passive House concept. However, I have managed to find a local architect who is keen to become involved with the concept and, with the help of the Passive House Institute in Germany, I have made contact with a newly qualified PH designer in Istanbul. Together we are pulling together a design and the PH Institute in Germany have offered to carry out its certification.

    Both my Architect and PH designer have a copy of PHPP and associated Sketchup add-ons which I am using together with them to craft the design. We have also purchased a bespoke climate data set specially created for this location.

    My architect and I are both interested in attending the course, although clearly we should not be required to purchase a further copy of the PHPP software as part of the entrance conditions. Could you please confirm this and provide a revised price for the course. Also could you confirm the start/finish dates for the course and how we might take advantage of the university accommodation mentioned by Tugba.

    Of particular interest to me would be whether you there would be any interest in using my passive house project as a ‘working example’ during the course. The house is currently in the design stage. We have a developed a solution which meets my requirements and that is compatible with earthquake dictated structural and local building regulations and we are now in the processes of tweaking the design to meet PH requirements. Coincidentally, by the time of the course, we should be in the position of having a maturing PH compatible solution. it would be great if we could use this as a discussion piece – I am sure there will be a number of technical issues that still need to be ironed out.

    Importantly as part of my project brief, I have dictated to keep the design simple and easy to build with the aim of keeping costs within the plus 10 to 15% of an equivalent standard build. A particular challenge, and something I believe you will be familiar with, is that whilst there are now many PH approved materials on the market, few of those are readily available in Turkey. If imported thy are often prohibitively expensive plus very few builders are familiar with even their existence let alone how they should be used. I fact I see this as perhaps my biggest challenge and a topic I hope we will see explored during the course.

    Here’s looking forward to hearing your thoughts – feel free to give me a call on +905312994452 or by WhatsApp on +447946212472

    Best Regards

    Steve Berriman

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