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Education to Master Healthy and Sustainable Buildings  
Become a Certified Passive House Tradesperson and Lead the Industry 
Get revolutionary education on how to design and construct healthy and sustainable buildings that are economical

We help you fight Climate Change

Improve Clients’ Health 

Save the Environment 

Get Meaningful 
Work

Every building should be healthy and sustainable – it should not be a question.

But most buildings are unhealthy and unsustainable.

You know that there has to be a better way.














Invest in the future, and be a leader 
of the building industry.

Build healthy and comfortable buildings.
Make your clients happy by building healthy and comfortable homes, and create raving fans.

Fight Climate Change with your work.
Buildings are the biggest CO2 contributor to climate change. You can stop this with your work.

Get more quality clients.
Clients who want Passive House want quality and are generally easier to deal with.




Like you, 
our certified Passive House trainer, Daniel Kress, had been struggling to understand Passive House. 
It took him ten years to accept that Passive House is the first step for healthy and sustainable buildings. 
  • Now, Daniel has been teaching over 50% of Australian Certified Passive House Professionals.
  • And his courses for Passive House certification have a pass-rate well over 90%.
  • ​Because he understands your struggle. 
  • ​He will show you step-by-step how to design and construct healthy and sustainable buildings that are economical. 
"Information allows us all of us to make decisions, 
you are a person who is passionate intelligent and wishing to further your knowledge so you can make informed decisions........
...... Daniel has knowledge and he is passionate about passing on the knowledge... as a result on spending a week with Daniel at the Passive house course we have changed out point of view and we will build better .......
...... if your "thinking about the course" ......
.... just do it
John O'Neill
"Daniel was very knowledgeable in the topic of Passive house and energy conservation. Daniels passion towards educating people towards the benefits of Passive Building practices is admirable. I have no doubt the information and tools I took away from the training session will prove invaluable to me and my career. "
Jonathan Gilfillan
“Not long into the passive house tradies course , I experienced an awakening regarding construction methods.
The course was informative and enjoyable, our class gelled really well and everyone was attending for all the right reasons.
Daniel is interactive, extremely knowledgeable, good humoured and particularly passionate about the topic. 
I would recommend this course to fellow tradespersons."
Daniel Mc Sharry

About Daniel Kress 

Heping you to fight climate change 
Daniel started his career as a carpenter in Germany and then worked in Ireland on the biggest residential modular project in the world at that time. After 10 years in the building game, he did his studies in civil engineering and worked as a researcher for the European Union in sustainable building.
Since 2015 Daniel has been working in the Australian building industry. He started his business Smart Plus Homes 2017 following his passion for educating and consulting the building industry regarding health and sustainable construction. 
"I am here to inspire and lead with passion and love, through contributing, teaching and growing." 
- Daniel Kress -
Passive House TRADESPERSON Preparation Courses 
$
397
incl. GST
  • Passive House Introduction ($197)
  • The Passive House Language and Mathematics for Tradespersons ($297)
  • Start Online Learning now
Passive House TRADESPERSON Course

$
2,297
incl. GST

  • Passive House Introduction ($197)
  • The Passive House Language and Mathematics for Tradespersons ($297)
  • Certified Passive House Tradesperson Course ($1,997)
  • Secure your seat for $550.00 and pay the balance  thirty days before the course for no extra cost.
Passive House TRADESPERSON Course + EXAM
$
3,497
incl. GST

  • Passive House Introduction ($197)
  • The Passive House Language and Mathematics for Tradespersons ($297)
  • Certified Passive House Tradesperson Course ($1,997)
  • EXAM Preparation Day ($300)
  • Certified Passive House Tradesperson EXAM ($750)
  • Practical Day ($400)
  • Secure your seat for $550.00 and pay the balance  thirty days before the course for no extra cost.
Passive House TRADESPERSON Mastery
 
$
3,597
incl. GST

  • Passive House Introduction ($197)
  • The Passive House Language and Mathematics for Tradespersons ($297)
  • Certified Passive House Tradesperson Course ($1,997)
  • EXAM Preparation Day ($300)
  • Certified Passive House Tradesperson EXAM ($750)
  • Practical Day ($400)
  • 6 -Webinar Support Before the Course (3 Months) ($197)
  • 12-Webinar Support Before the Course (6 Months) ($397)
  • Secure your seat for $550.00 and pay the balance  thirty days before the course for no extra cost.
Passive House TRADESPERSON Mastery
 
$
2,997
incl. GST

  • Certified Passive House Tradesperson Course ($1,997)
  • EXAM Preparation Day ($300)
  • Certified Passive House Tradesperson EXAM ($750)
  • Practical Day ($400)
  • 6 -Webinar Support Before the Course (3 Months) ($197)
  • 12-Webinar Support Before the Course (6 Months) ($397)
  • Secure your seat for $550.00 and pay the balance  thirty days before the course for no extra cost.

How It Works

1. Enrol  

2. Attend course 

3. Fight climate change 

The certified Passive House Tradies Course and Exam



Preparation Day: The heavy lifting before the exam [9.00 am – 2.00 pm]

This is now the last training session before the exam, and we put some extra weights on. After this, the exam will be a breeze. 


Exam Day: Show me what you learned, make me proud and celebrate [9.00 am – 2.00 pm]

First, we will read the full exam and do the priming. Now, you have 2.15 hours to show what you’ve learned in this week. The official part finishes before 1 pm but you may want to stick around. During these five amazing and intense days, you made new friends and you became a part of the Passive House family. Keep the evening and maybe even the night free for the celebration. You can be proud of yourself for what you have achieved; it deserves a party! 


Practical Day: Put your knowledge into practice [9.00 am – 2.00 pm]

Monday after the exam, we will be in the pro clima training centre and learn how to install airtightness, weather tightness and windows. This additional full day is something that all students requested, and Smart Plus Academy decided to add it to the course. This day is AFTER the exam and not needed for certification but it is highly recommended to do. 

Start fighting climate change via constructing and designing healthy buildings

You may think that your work has no impact, 
and you don’t see yourself as part of the solution. You actually can be part of the solution.
Buildings are responsible for 28% of the CO2 emissions that are causing Climate Change, and we spend over 90% of our time indoors, which could have a huge impact on our health. But it does not need to be that way.

Climate Change is a significant causes of  things like bushfires, droughts and storms. Poorly created indoor environments cause asthma, sick building syndrome and lung diseases. With Smart Plus Academy courses, you will learn how to design and construct healthy and sustainable buildings that are economical, so that your clients will breathe freely and generations to come can live healthily and enjoy the beauty of our planet as we know it.

Who are these courses for?
If you are living in a home, these courses are for YOU. No matter what work we do, we all have a home to come home to, and our health and sustainability depend highly on it. No matter what level of pre-knowledge you have, from beginner to expert, our online courses give you Passive House knowledge in an easy to understand way.
Yes, Smart Plus Homes especially focuses on professionals in the building industry, policymakers and councils because they professionally design and build the world we live in. Only they can change the construction industry to a sustainable, climate-friendly industry. For you professionals, these online courses are only the start, and the certified Passive House Courses should follow after this pre-learning.

How to design healthy and sustainable buildings
Passive House is the ideal tool to design and construct healthy and sustainable buildings that are economical with far more flexibility then passive solar design. Passive House leaves no room for guesswork: a basic 3D model plug-in and software based on Excel calculate your actual performance.

How do the economics work?
Passive House is suitable for any budget from social housing to big mentions. Bigger projects achieve Passive House easily, which makes it ideal for office buildings, apartment blocks, schools or libraries.
The average Passive House costs about 8% more, but with a smart and intelligent design, it could even cost the same. Though it is an investment up front, you’ll end up saving a considerable amount of money on heating and cooling once you make the switch from your conventional house to your Passive House.

The Passive House movement.
In 1990, Dr Wolfgang Feist built the first Passive House or Passivhaus in Darmstadt - Kranichstein, Germany. Shortly after, the Passive House Institute (PHI), an independent research institute, was founded. Since then, Passive House has been growing quickly around the world. In 2011, the Australian Passive House Association (APHA) was founded. Today, Passive House is thriving, and the Passive House Standard is integrated into the Green Star Rating by the Green Building Council Australia (GPCA) and highly suitable for ‘The Living Building Challenge’.
Europe is going passive, and by 2021 all European Union Members will have nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) – in other words, the Passive House approach in building codes.
Our wish for you is that these online courses will only be the start of your Passive House journey and that you will also become a certified Passive House Designer or Certified Passive House Tradesperson.


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