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.

You can upskill in two main in-demand areas: Passivhaus and/or Retrofit. 

Retrofit - Coming soon

A training programme covering EnerPHit and Retrofit launching soon. 

EnerPHit is the standard issued by the Passivhaus Institute that focuses on Retrofit projects allowing for significant energy and CO2 savings of between 75% and 90% to be achieved.

500 participants will have the opportunity to train online with retrofit and/or the EnerPHit standard, the global benchmark for retrofitting existing properties to Passivhaus guidelines. A limited amount of participants will be able train in-person to gain accreditation.

Be first to access the funded training by registering interest below. 

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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. 

Learn more about Passivhaus in Practice


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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