Passive House Alberta Online Courses


Learn more about Passive House building principles from the comfort of your home or office (or your home office) with our new online courses. These courses are condensed versions of the general and technical courses in several Alberta communities in 2019-2020, including: Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Grande Prairie, Canmore, and Red Deer.


You can learn at your own pace as our Alberta-based instructors take you through the fundamentals of Passive House design. If you care about sustainability, energy efficiency and creating healthier work, home and play environments, consider taking one of our courses today:

General Course - 5 Principles for a Healthier, More Affordable, Energy Efficient Home
Cost: Free

Our general course is ideal for homeowners and individuals who are interested in learning more about the fundamental principles of Passive House design and how these can be incorporated into a new home build or renovation.

Taught by Certified Passive House Designer Frank Crawford, P.Eng., this 2.5 hour course will dive into a number of key topics, including:

  • History of Passive House
  • Benefits of building Passive House
  • The 5 principles of Passive House
  • Example of Passive House projects, including homes in Alberta
  • Cost savings associated with Passive House
  • Other green building standards

Get inspired with many practical building tips and interior design ideas that you can incorporate into your next new home build or renovation.

Here is what Albertans are saying about this course:

“ This course is a great introduction to not only Passive House concepts, but for those who are unfamiliar with fundamental building considerations.” 

“I was most interested in the long-term savings amount that can be achieved by building a Passive House.”

“There is a lot of knowledge and information about Passive House that I can use in the future when building my own home.”

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Technical Course - How the Passive House Approach helps Build Better Buildings and Healthier Communities
Cost: $59.00

Our introductory technical course is designed for professionals in the construction, building, planning and design industries. In this course, we take a more detailed approach into the benefits of incorporating Passive House design principles into residential, commercial and recreational buildings, using real-life examples.

Taught by Certified Passive House Designer Frank Crawford, P.Eng., and recorded at Red Deer College, this 3.5-hour course will dive into a number of key topics:

  • What is Passive House
  • Passive House Benefits
  • How it works
  • 5 Principles of Passive House
  • Design Considerations
  • Costs
  • Alberta Examples
  • Passive House and Other Building Rating Systems
  • Next Steps

The response to our courses has been terrific!


“This was such a good jumping off point for our new build. I have a better idea of what questions I should be asking.”

“The course made me even more passionate about Passive House and all it has to offer any building project – big or small. It reaffirmed the idea that we need to start thinking long-term and that if we do, we will see the benefits in many ways.”

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