Who is the course for?

This course is your ultimate guide to creating a highly efficient, comfortable, and healthy home. Our comprehensive curriculum covers essential concepts and unveils common misconceptions that even seasoned professionals may overlook. By enrolling in this course, you will gain the knowledge and expertise needed to make informed decisions and ensure the absolute best building possible.

  • Self Builders: Gain expertise to build your dream home efficiently, comfortably, and cost-effectively.

  • Architects: Learn cutting-edge techniques and best practices for designing sustainable, high-performance buildings.

  • Contractors: Enhance your skills, stay ahead of the competition, and meet growing demand for energy-efficient construction.

Meet Your instructor

Tomás O'Leary is a leading expert on Passive House and High performance Buildings. As managing director of MosArt Architects and NetZeroBAU, he has been involved in over 3 million square feet of High Performance Buildings across the globe. Tomás has over 30 years experience in energy efficient design, training and  certification.

Tomás has trained thousands of PassIve House Designers over the last 10 years via the MosArt Certified Passive House Designer Course. 

Course curriculum

    1. The 5 Key Considerations - Fabric First, Size & Budget, Site Selection, Orientation, Climate & Microclimate

    2. Part 2: Quiz

    1. Principle 1 : Continuous Insulation

    2. Principle 2: Airtightness & Vapour Control

    3. Principle 3: Thermal Bridging

    4. Principle 4: High Performance Windows

    5. Principle 5: Heat Recovery Ventilation

    6. Principle 1-5 Quiz

    7. Principle 6: Domestic Hot Water

    8. Principle 7: Heating Supply

    9. Principle 8: Cooling Supply

    10. Principle 9: Renewable Energy

    11. Principle 10: Embodied Carbon

    12. Principle 6-10 Quiz

    1. The Modern Home

    1. Real World Examples & Common Mistakes

    2. Recommended Resources for Further Learning

    3. Part 5 Quiz

About this course

  • €59,00
  • 22 lessons
  • 3.5 hours of video content
  • Science Based Principles
  • Satisfaction Guarantee
  • 4 CPD/CEU points

What Our Students Say

5 star rating

Great Course! Can't recommend Highly Enough

Donal Murphy

This course was a game changer for me. It has given me the confidence to make smart decisions and avoid mistakes I was 100% about to make! Thank you!

This course was a game changer for me. It has given me the confidence to make smart decisions and avoid mistakes I was 100% about to make! Thank you!

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  • Who is this course for?

    This course is tailored to suit a wide range of individuals, from self-builders to architects and building professionals at all levels of expertise. It encompasses vital topics, dispels misconceptions, highlights best practices, and addresses common mistakes that even seasoned professionals can make.

  • What topics and subjects will be covered in the course?

    WE use a 10 principle

  • How long is the course, and can I learn at my own pace?

    The course duration may vary depending on your time availability, but it is designed to be flexible, allowing you to learn at your own pace. You can access the course materials and complete the modules at a speed that suits your schedule.

  • What is the format of the course? Will it include videos, presentations, or interactive exercises?

    The course will provide a mix of videos, presentations, and interactive exercises to enhance your learning experience. It aims to provide engaging content that caters to various learning styles.

  • What qualifications or prior knowledge do I need to enroll in this course?

    No specific qualifications or prior knowledge is required to enroll in the course. It is open to individuals of all levels of expertise and backgrounds.

  • Will I receive a certificate upon completion of the course?

    Yes, upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion to recognize your achievement and the knowledge gained.

  • How will this course benefit me if I'm not a professional in the building or design industry?

    This course is designed to be accessible to individuals without professional backgrounds. It will provide you with the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions about energy-efficient building, whether you are a homeowner, self-builder, or simply interested in sustainable living.

  • Can I access the course materials after completing the program?

    Yes, you will have continued access to the course materials even after completing the program. This will allow you to refer back to the content as needed.

Why do this course

  • Comprehensive Knowledge

    Gain a thorough understanding of the best practices, principles, and science behind designing and constructing ultra energy-efficient buildings.

  • Informed Decision Making

    Acquire the tools and insights necessary to make informed decisions during the planning and design phases, ensuring optimal energy efficiency, cost savings, and long-term sustainability.

  • Enhanced Comfort and Savings

    Learn strategies to create homes that are more comfortable, healthier, and cost-effective, saving you money on utility bills while creating a living space that prioritizes your well-being.