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New categories for certification of Passive House buildings  

Evaluation of efficiency according to renewable primary energy system


The new Passive House categories Darmstadt. Renewable energy is the ideal complement to the efficiency of the Passive House Standard. In order to provide reliable guidance for this combination, the Passive House Institute introduces two new categories for its building certification; in addition to the established Passive House Classic, there will be the Passive House Plus and Passive House Premium classes. A new evaluation procedure which also considers energy generation by the building itself will serve as a basis for this. The exact certification criteria and calculation details according to the renewable primary energy (PER) system are available on the online resource PassipediaPress Release

 


Pioneer Award for 1970s energy efficient house in Canada

Harold Orr to be honored at International Passive House Conference


The Saskatchewan Conservation House Darmstadt. This year's Pioneer Award, which recognizes the trailblazers of energy efficient construction, will go to Canada. In particular, the Saskatchewan Conservation House will be recognized, with which many features of the modern Passive House Standard were successfully tested in 1977. The studies showed that it was mainly a question of thermal protection of the building envelope. Canadian mechanical engineer, Harold Orr, one of the driving forces behind this project, will receive the Pioneer Award at the International Passive House Conference in Leipzig. Press Release

 


Energy efficient windows for retrofits receive Component Award

Winners to be honoured on 17 April at the International Passive House Conference


Winner of Component Award 2015 Darmstadt. The winners of the second Component Award, this year for Passive House windows for energy efficient solutions in the context of retrofits, have been selected. The joint first prize went to Optiwin for their "System Connecta" and Lorber / Pro Passivhaus-fenster for their "Smartwin Compact S" window. The main challenge in this competition was that the product had to show a degree of flexibility since refurbishments are often carried out in a step-by-step manner. Therefore, ideal windows had to deliver excellent results during the transitional period as well as after the completion of all refurbishment measures. The award will be presented at the International Passive House Conference 2015 in Leipzig on 17 April. Press Release

 


Programme of Passive House Conference 2015 now online

International event in Leipzig with focus on highly efficient components


International Passive House Conference, Photo: Congress Center Leipzig Darmstadt. The Passive House Standard enables every building owner to benefit from the energy revolution, with certified components ensuring cost-effectiveness. This basic concept will be the focus of the 2015 International Passive House Conference, held from 17 to 18 April 2015 in Leipzig. Speakers from all over the world will present exemplary projects and solutions for building systems, ventilation units and windows. An exhibition will provide specific examples of products currently available on the market. Conference Programme  Registration  Press Release


Number of Passive House tradespersons hits thousand mark 

Course providers deliver the right practical skills internationally


Passive House Tradespersons Darmstadt. More and more tradespersons are equipping themselves for the future as the number of certified experts for energy-efficient Passive House construction reaches the thousand mark. This spring alone, more than 200 specialists in 12 countries have taken the Passive House Tradesperson examination. The seal, issued by the Passive House Institute, is increasingly establishing itself as independent proof of competence in the areas of building envelope and building services. More on this at the 19th International Passive House Conference in Leipzig. Press Release

 


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

 


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!

 

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Passive House videos:

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

Passive Passion, documentary by Charlie Hoxie

 

 


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