The International Passive House Association
International Passive House Conference 2016
Forum for energy efficient construction returns to Darmstadt
Big anniversary for the International Passive House Conference: from 22 to 23 April 2016 this central event for energy efficient construction will take place for the twentieth time running. Host city is Darmstadt – the city in Germany, in which the first Passive House was built in 1991 and where the first international experts' conference on this subject was held five years later. More information
First Passive Houses in Greece and Turkey now certified
Building standard provides maximum efficiency also in the Mediterranean climate
With intelligent architecture, considerable energy savings are possible in every climate. The latest examples of this now stand in Greece and Turkey. A complex of terraced houses and an environmental education centre are the first buildings to fulfil the criteria of the Passive House Standard in these two Mediterranean countries. Press Release
Designing sustainable buildings made fun
English version of PHPP 9 now available
The tried and tested PHPP tool for designing energy efficient buildings is available in a brand-new version. This upgrade not only allows reliable calculation of the energy demand in accordance with internationally applicable criteria, it also takes into account energy generation on or near the building. Press Release
Architecture book presents "Passive House Award" winners
Documentation of the competition also available as a travelling exhibition
A new book showcasing the winners and finalists of the international Passive House Award shows that energy efficient construction is not only profitable, it is also an enrichment for architecture. The book is available in a bound version and in digital form as an online flipbook. In addition, all of the award-winning buildings are presented in a poster exhibition.
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