Low Carbon Learning

Low carbon skills for the future                        

Low Carbon Learning is a training programme for you to learn the construction skills of the future.                    

Undertake hands-on practical training, live webinars and online modules to gain in-demand skills in Passivhaus and Retrofit and secure better contracts, mitigate redundancy and futureproof your skillset.


What is Low Carbon Learning?


This is a low carbon construction training programme supported by the Scottish Funding Council through the National Transition Training fund and delivered by Construction Scotland Innovation Centre.

Upskill in two in-demand areas: Passivhaus or Retrofit. 

All training is funded and so completely free to you. 

Become a fully qualified Retrofit Coordinator

Delivered by Retrofit Academy, The Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination & Risk Management is ideal for built environment professionals looking for a career defining and managing retrofit projects. It gives you the knowledge and skills needed to become a Retrofit Coordinator; a crucial new role required by the PAS 2035 standards.  Find out more about the training on Retrofit Academy.

The training will be taking place start of February 2022. 

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Upskill in Retrofit

Sign up to register your interest in participating in one of our fully funded Retrofit programmes taking place from 18th January 2022.

• Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit

• Webinars

• Retrofit Coordinator Bootcamp Online

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Put Passivhaus in Practice 


Passivhaus is an ultra low energy building standard that achieves a 75% reduction in space heating requirements, compared to standard practice for UK new builds. 

Passivhaus in Practice has already upskilled over 945 people. Face-to-face training will be delivered to 200 participants at CSIC’s Innovation Factory with 100 of them going on to become certified practitioners. 

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AECB Carbon Lite Passivhaus Contractor Training 

This free expert-led training from AECB Carbon Lite consists of 3x half day morning sessions. It is recommended for anyone who has a sound knowledge of construction principles and an awareness in Passivhaus principles.


Hands-on practical training 

In-person training in Passivhaus standards begins early this year at our Innovation Factory. Due to the recent spike in Covid-19, we have decided to postpone the January 18th training, which will be rescheduled for later in Spring. Email Caitriona Jordan or register interest to take part for free.


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Low Carbon Learning Launch

"Imagine a Scotland where nobody live in fuel poverty, where nobody returns at the end of the day to a cold and mouldy house, where our vulnerable members of society are not at risk of dyeing from living in cold homes in the winter or homes which overheat in summer. Where everybody has a warm comfortable place to live."

Low Carbon Learning can help make that a reality.

Watch the launch webinar to find out more about our new retrofit and EnerPhit training programme.



Currently Passivhaus standard is the leading international low energy, design standard for new building and Enerphit is the standard for retrofitting existing buildings. Investment in skills training within this sector would prove critical in our pursuit of eradicating fuel poverty, through the decarbonize the grid, whilst simultaneously increasing fuel performance and creating a cleaner and more environmentally friendly way of living.
- Caitriona Jordan, Future Skills Manager