The International Passive House Association
Hundreds of Passive House residents open their doors
International Passive House Days from 7 to 9 November 2014
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.
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. Now more 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