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A global network for Passive House knowledge working to promote the Passive House Standard worldwide (see Mission and values


Thousands of visitors at International Passive House Days

Passive House in Westerstede/Germany, Photo: Christian Gauler During the International Passive House Days in early November, hundreds of buildings around the world were opened to the public. Thousands of visitors, wishing to experience the many benefits of this energy-efficient construction method for themselves, took advantage of this unique opportunity: in Europe and America as well as in Asia and New Zealand. 


This Passive House Days map gives an overview of the buildings that were opened:


2014 Passive House Days map

A Designer's Guide to the Passive House Planning Package

"PHPP Illustrated": A concise, step by step, visual guide to PHPP now available


This user-friendly guide enables practitioners and those using the PHPP tool to fully comprehend their design scheme. Essential criteria for all low energy buildings such as the impact of orientation, envelope shape and ratio to floor area, fabric build-ups, fenestration ratio and shading effects on the energy balance are considered. The book is now available for purchase through RIBA.


3-D design tool for PHPP

iPHA members get a discount


Pair PHPP8 with the new designPH SketchUP plugin for an entirely new planning experience. With 3-D data entry allowing for the automated or user-defined detection of the building envelope, floor area and shading, filling out the PHPP has never been easier... or more fun! iPHA members receive a substantial discount! Read more | Order your copy

Sustainability award presented to Passive House pioneers

Award honours ground-breaking work of Bo Adamson and Wolfgang Feist

Wolfgang Feist with Margot Wallström Photo Passive House Instiute

A high-level recognition for contributions to energy efficiency in buildings was awarded to the Passive House pioneers Bo Adamson and Wolfgang Feist with the presentation of the Sustainable Building Award (Årets Framtidsbyggare) on 18 September in Lund, Sweden. Over 25 years ago, the two physicists developed the concept of a building that needs no active heating; today, the resultant Passive House Standard forms the fundamental basis for energy efficient construction throughout the world. The Award was presented by the former EU Commissioner for the Environment, Margot Wallström. Press release / Video

2014 Passive House Award Exhibition


The 21 finalists and winners of the 2014 Passive House Award are have now been recognised in a 45 poster travelling exhibition that is now available to loan or print. iPHA members receive a substantial discount! Read more

Active for more comfort: Passive House

New edition now available!


Browse the brochure online

With worldwide distribution, Active for more comfort: Passive House, is a classic work presented in the lobbies of countless Passive House professionals. Nowmore international than ever, this edition includes clear explanations of Passive House basics along with brand new material on topics such as:

A new chapter now also documents the winners of the 2014 Passive House Award!


Download your copy or browse through the brochure online

Passive House videos:

Passive House Explained in 90 seconds, by Hans-Jörg Eich

Passive Passion, documentary by Charlie Hoxie



info@passivehouse-international.orgInternational Passive House Association
The international network for Passive House knowledge
Promoting the Passive House Standard worldwide