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Passivhaus Contractor Training

A unique 2-day course looking at the practical side of low energy buildings.

27th July

Date and time

2 day course

Day 127th July 2021
10:30am - 5:30pm

Day 210th September 2021
9:00am - 5:30pm


Ecological Building Systems, Cardewlees, Carlisle CA5 6LF


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Ideal for

Ideal for site managers, builders and clients involved in any level of construction

Key learning

Learn the skills to achieve Passivhaus standards on site and (optionally) take the exam to gain the Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson qualification. 

There is an optional extra revision session and Tradesperson exam (held on 15/5/20 at the same location at this training) if you would like to gain this internationally-recognised qualification


The course centres on core Passivhaus (fabric-first) building strategies that are suitable for both new build and renovation projects, and is taught through a mix of theory and hands–on practical sessions.


Day 1

  • Introduction to Passivhaus
  • Airtightness Overview
  • Fan Test Practical
  • Airtightness Practical

Day 2

  • Insulation Theory
  • Insulation Practical
  • Insulation Practical
  • Thermal Bridging Theory
  • Building Services Theory


Ilias Igoumenidis

Ilias Igoumenidis

Technical Support Engineer (MEng Civil Engineer, CEPHD)

Born and raised in Greece, Ilias graduated from the Polytechnic school of Civil Engineers of Patras University and for many years ran his own Design and Construction company prior to moving to the UK to join Ecological.   Since 2013, he has been heavily involved with low energy consumption in building projects.  He was the first person in the Hellenic Passive House Institute to gain the International Certification of a Certified Passive House Designer. Ilias played a significant part of the first Certified Passive House project (Enerphit) in the south eastern Mediterranean area “Passivistas”.

Fintan Wallace

Fintan Wallace

Architectural Technologist (MEngSc BTech, MIEI, CEPHC, CEPHT)

Fintan Wallace is an Architectural Technologist at Ecological Building Systems. Graduating from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2011 with a B.Sc (Hons) in Architectural Technology, it was here in D.I.T’s Bolton Street where Fintan developed a strong interest in low energy and Passivhaus design. From here he continued his studies becoming both a Certified European Passivhaus designer and tradesperson. Fintan has travelled to Baden Württemberg in Germany to study passive housing and sustainable energy technology, gaining significant knowledge regarding the use of natural insulations in timber frame and solid wall constructions. Fintan has been involved extensively in a deep energy retrofit of a property to the Enerphit standard in the west of Ireland and now advises on numerous projects throughout the UK for newbuild and retrofit.