PHPP vs. Title 24: Shading Analysis

One critical aspect of building performance is shading. With a properly designed building shell, the amount of solar radiation hitting the building’s opaque surfaces usually aren’t a problem. However, the windows are the weakest link in the shell. The presence or absence of shading can have a huge impact on cooling and heating loads, even with excellent quality windows. You can control radiation intrusion to a certain extent by tuning…


iPHA Q&A Session with PHI: PHPP, DesignPH and Tools with Jan Steiger

Once a month, Carl and Giorgia will sit down with experts from different departments at the Passive House Institute to hear about the work they do, what they offer and how you can make the most of those offerings! The sessions will include an introductory presentation, followed by a Q&A session where you can get your questions answered! The next session will feature Jan Steiger, Head of the Tools department, together…


DesignPH | Now Compatible with SketchUp 2021 & Full IP Conversion

Good news from the designPH development team. 2021 brings two fresh updates which will be available for free to existing designPH 2.0 Pro users.   Maintenance update: This brings compatibility with SketchUp 2021 and also a number of bug fixes. Available from February 2021 (* registered users will be notified by email when the download is available) Full IP conversion: Also coming soon will be a major designPH update (also…