The International Passive House Association
Enter your certified windows for the 2015 Component Award
Following the success of the first ever Component Award in 2014, the 2015 Component Award will focus on windows within the context of building refurbishments.
Manufacturers are invited to enter their Certified Passive House Windows by 1 February 2015!
We are looking for installation solutions which will function adequatelyfor both the transitional period without insulation and the final state and will provide good results in terms of thermal efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The evaluation will be based on life-cycle costs, practicability, innovation and aesthetic aspects. This year's Component Award will be presented at the 19th International Passive House Conference to be held from 17-18 April 2015 in Leipzig.
The 2015 Component Award is part of the EuroPHit project, co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Union.
BAU: The future of building - January 19-24, Munich
iPHA and the Passive House Institute will be present with a forum at BAU yet again! BAU is one of the world's largest building fairs and takes place this year from 19-24 January in Munich. Passive House Institute and iPHA will host their forum on 23 and 24 January. Read the full forum programme and register.
Passive House's one millionth certified square metre
Building owners throughout the world are increasingly turning to the Passive House Standard – the number of square metres that have been certified internationally has now reached one million. The symbolic threshold was crossed with the certification of a detached house in Santa Cruz in California. more
Thousands of visitors at International Passive House Days
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:
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
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!
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:
- energy retrofitting
- non-residential Passive House Buildings
- Passive House in warm climates
- the use of renewables
A new chapter now also documents the winners of the 2014 Passive House Award!
Passive House videos:
Passive House Explained in 90 seconds, by Hans-Jörg Eich
Passive Passion, documentary by Charlie Hoxie