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Hundreds of Passive House residents open their doors

International Passive House Days from 7 to 9 November 2014

Passive  House in Westerstede/Germany, Photo: Christian Gauler A Passive House building does not just save costs; one of the main advantages of this energy-efficient construction method is the high level of thermal comfort it offers. Those wishing to get their own impression will have the chance to do so during the Passive House Days event which is taking place from 7 to 9 November in many countries. Experts will demonstrate how it works, residents will share their experiences. An overview of the buildings being opened to the general public in various cities and regions is provided on www.passivehouse-database.org.

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. Now more 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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Pilot project shows potential of Passive House for China

Highly energy efficient apartment hotel completed west of Shanghai

Photo: Yi Yao / China Passive House Network Energy efficient construction is becoming increasingly important – now also in China. A particularly good example of this has just been completed in Zhejiang Province, west of Shanghai: an apartment hotel in Passive House Standard. The project planning was specially adapted to the hot and humid climate of the region. Press Release

Conference showcases solutions for the energy revolution

International platform for sustainable construction from 25 to 26 April in Aachen

There is a huge potential for saving energy in the building sector; how this works in practice was demonstrated at the International Passive House Conference in Aachen, Germany. Experts from all over the world presented latest projects and practical solutions. An accompanying components fair provided with an overview of opportunities for practical implementation. Press Release | Full review

Component Award proves Passive House windows profitable

Eleven winners honoured at the International Passive House Conference

The winners of the first ever Passive House Component Award have been selected - a total of eleven Passive House windows received recognition. The real winners, however, are the building owners, for the results of this international competition show that it is possible to save money with highly efficient building components. more


Passive House videos:

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

Passive Passion, documentary by Charlie Hoxie



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The international network for Passive House knowledge
Promoting the Passive House Standard worldwide