Passivhaus Designer Course scholarship – Announcement

As part of the capacity building activities in the LatamHaus network, Lancaster University and the Latin American Passivhaus Institute ( ILAPH ) are excited to announce that we will offer ten (10) scholarships. These scholarships will cover 80% of the cost of the Passivhaus Designer Course* with a focus on the Latin American context. The Passivhaus Designer training will be 100% online. Those members of the LatamHaus network that receive the scholarships are expected to cover the remaining 20%. The Passivhaus Designer Course will be in Spanish and taught by Passivhaus Professionals with extensive Passivhaus Projects experience in Latin America.

The members who receive the scholarship commit to attending in full to the course and actively engaging in the LatamHaus network activities.

The course will be online and will take 4 hours (09:00 to 11:00 and 11:30 to 13:30 UTC-3, please note that this time may differ from your local time zone) of your time each of the following days:

22, 23, 26, 27, and 28 of April 2021.

3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 24, and 27 of May 2021.

If you wish to postulate for the course, you need to be a member of the network (become a member), have read the Participant Information page, and signed the Consent Form electronically. Only participants that are permanent residents from a Development Assistance Committee (DAC) List of Official Development Assistance (ODA) Recipients country will be considered.

The application process opens on the 9th of April 2021, applications before this date may not be considered.

*This benefit only applies to the Passivhaus Designer course. The total cost of the course is $1,950 US dollars. This scholarship will be paid directly to the course provider by Lancaster University and ILPAH. Therefore, there is no cash value associated with you. The scholarship cannot be transferred. Any additional charges such as the certification exam or software (PHPP) are not included. We will provide a PHPP demo version for the training sessions.

Activities plan

The LatamHaus network is an interdisciplinary network for people interested in low-carbon emission homes, indoor air quality and Passivhaus buildings in Latin America. As such, the network will allow you the opportunity to discuss and engage with different community members.

LatamHaus seeks to understand the challenges, barriers, and scalability issues to adopt the Passivhaus Standard. We explore solutions to address these concerns and contribute positively to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly the SDG 03 (Health and wellbeing) and 09 (Industry, innovation and infrastructure). The network activities will improve capacity building and develop proof-of-concept ideas for sustainable, healthy and affordable housing through the Passivhaus Standard.

The planned online activities for the LatamHaus Network are:

  • Engaging with the housing industry professionals to evaluate the Passivhaus residential design impact on indoor air quality and carbon emissions.
  • Co-authoring research outputs with professionals in Mexico and Latin America.
  • Developing capacity building activities for Passivhaus projects and future research.
  • Providing Passivhaus training to professionals, academics and policymakers.
  • Provide a platform to develop ideas and discuss future projects.

We welcome participation and representation from all sectors of the society. We recognise that women are underrepresented in the building industry in Latin America. Therefore, we encourage women to become members and engage with activities.