The Passive House Brochure


Active for more comfort: Passive House

an informational booklet


How does a Passive House work? Which requirements exist with regard to components, planning, design, and project implementation? What resources exist to help with Passive House design? What is it like to live in a Passive House, what has already been built, and why are Passive Houses such an attractive investment? In order to competently answer such questions, the IPHA has created an informational brochure entitled, Active for more comfort: The Passive House.


Browse the brochure online


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 [PDF 11.6MB] or browse through the brochure online




Italian version (Translated from the 2010 edition by iPHA Affiliate ZEPHIR) [PDF 11.6MB]


Bulgarian version (Translated from the 2014 edition by EnEffect) [PDF 7.441MB]


Chinese version (Translated from the 2014 edition by China Passive House Network) [PDF 40.59MB]


Coming soon in Polish and Turkish!


Order hard copies

Hard copies of the Passive House Brochure may also be purchased (see conditions below). Simply contact us with your request at: (Re: Passive House Brochure). 


German brochures are available through our German Affiliate IG Passivhaus Deutschland.

Italian brochures, based on the 1st English edition, are available through our Italian Affiliate ZEPHIR.



Brochure prices

Quantity 5 copies 25 copies iPHA discount
Price 25 EUR + S&H* 100 EUR + S&H* 50% off







Shipping and handling

  5 copies 25 copies
Germany  7 EUR 11 EUR
EU 12 EUR 25 EUR
Europe (Non-EU)* 17 EUR 38 EUR
World** 17 EUR 48 EUR
Rest of the world 17 EUR 58 EUR















*(as a rough guide) Åland Islands (Finland), Kosovo (Serbian province), Andorra, Croatia, Albania, Liechtenstein, Armenia, Livigno (Italy), Azerbaijan, Macedonia, Belarus, Melilla (Spain), Mount Athos (Greece), Moldavia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Campione d’Italia (Italy), Norway, Ceuta (Spain), Russian Federation, Faroe Islands (Denmark), San Marino, Georgia, Switzerland, Gibraltar (United Kingdom), Serbia, Greenland (Denmark), Turkey, Iceland, Ukraine, Channel Islands (United Kingdom), Vatican City, Canary Islands (Spain), Cyprus (Northern Cyprus), Khazakhstan


**(as a rough guide) Egypt, Kuwait, Algeria, Lebanon, Bahrain, Libya, Iran, Morocco, Iraq, Oman, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria, Jordan, Tunisia, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, United States of America


International Project Brochures

EuroPHit Brochure


One output of the EuroPHit project was the creation of an accessible informational brochure that highlights the successes of the EuroPHit project and case studies. The brochure draws on the lessons of demonstration projects implementing deep energy step-by-step retrofits in 11 EU Member States and aims to raise awareness and promote deep energy retrofits on the existing building stock.


Visit the EuroPHit website to download the brochure and find out more about the project.

PassREg Brochure


An output of the PassREg project was the creation of an accesible informational brochure that informs of the successes of the PassREg regions and most importantly, provides strong examples of how municipalities can implement NZEBs through the use of Passive House and renewables. The brochure is ideal to be shared with local politicians and relevant municipal representatives in assisting in defining the Nearly Zero Energy Building and providing compelling measures that municipalities can implement for the building sector in achieving policy goals and regulations.


Visit the PassREg website to download the brochure and find out more about the project.





Architecture Award book (2010)




Other literature






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