The International Passive House Association
New Passive House categories also rate building energy gains
Concept to be presented at the 2014 International Passive House Conference
Darmstadt, Germany. The efficiency of the clearly defined Passive House Standard has been proven with thousands of buildings – in order to also offer a reliable means of orientation regarding the additional use of renewables, the Passive House Institute now plans to introduce new categories. These will not only take energy demand into account, but also energy supply through, for example, solar panels. In this way, Passive House offers an attractive solution for the energy revolution while also serving as the basis for the "Nearly Zero Energy Building", mandatory for all new builds throughout the EU as of 2021. Press Release
Deadline for Component Award extended!
Entrants now have until 9 March to submit!
9 March marks the extended deadline for manufacturers of high quality windows to submit their entries for the 2014 Component Award. The Award, which has been announced for the first time by the Passive House Institute, will be given for particularly energy-efficient products that are also cost-effective. The winners will be selected at the International Passive House Conference, taking place from 25 - 26 April 2014 in Aachen, Germany. Read more
The 2014 Passive House Award
Seven winners, six categories
On February 10th, after a day of deliberation, the 2014 Passive House Award jury selected 21 finalists and 7 winners (among them one Passive House region) spread across 6 categories from amongst the 92 eligible submissions. Go to award website
Certificate for first Passive House supermarket in Germany
Innovative project in Hanover’s zero-emissions residential area zero:e park
Altogether, this Passive House supermarket promises 30 % in energy savings as compared to conventional supermarkets. The certificate attesting to achievement of Passive House criteria was presented at a conference of the Rewe Group in Hanover. Read more
New designPH takes Passive House planning to a whole new level
Passive House planning has never been more convenient. The new designPH, a 3D model interface developed by the Passive House Institute, allows for graphic input of energy related design data. Details relating to the thermal building envelope and shading are entered automatically and can be optimised if necessary. The results can be exported into PHPP 8 with just a few clicks. Read more