EpiPHany Corner | PH Value Proposition: EnerPHit for Existing Buildings

Passive House California advocates for the awareness, understanding, and application of the Passive House standard.  Most of the time, the focus is on the design and construction of new Passive House buildings (single-family, multifamily, and a wide range of other types). The high-performance of Passive House provides significant benefits in terms of energy efficiency, comfort, indoor air quality, durability, and resilience. Clearly, a smart and responsible choice for owners, occupants,…


Passive House Building Certification Guide 10 – Now Available

Passive House Building Certification Guide 10 - Now Available. Published by the Passive House Institute. Welcome to the Building Certification Guide! We are delighted that you are interested in the Passive House Institute's building certification quality assurance program. To date, thousands of builders around the world have already certified their buildings as Passive House projects or EnerPHit retrofits. Twenty years of experience shows that the high level of comfort and…



Project Spotlight: ShowPass-EnerPHit Step-by-Step in Barcelona (free for PHCA members)

ShowPass is a precertified EnerPHit-Step-by-step retrofit in the centre of Barcelona/Spain. It combines energy efficiency with a life-cycle-assessment. The building, therefore, has also been certified as Carbon-Neutral, by the local Spanish seal Ecómetro. Micheel is presenting the realized strategies and the first monitoring results of this building. The project aims to convince local stakeholders (both public and private) that Passive House should be the reference for future constructions and retrofits…


Project Spotlight: Verdi school in Collecchio, Parma – a successful EnerPHit project (free for PHCA members)

"Project Spotlight: Verdi school in Collecchio, Parma, Italy - a successful EnerPHit project" with Marco Filippi, Energy Plus Project Verdi school in Collecchio, near Parma, is a 30 classrooms building erected between the 1960s and 1980s. It was refurbished and reached the EnerPHit standard - a very challenging yet successful project for architect Raffaele Ghillani who had to deal with many details and thermal nodes. This iPHA member webinar will…


Passive House | Building Criteria Update

Coinciding with the launch of the English PHPP 10, the Passive House Institute has published updated building criteria, which define the requirements for certification relating to the Passive House, EnerPHit and PHI Low Energy Building standards. Among other things, the calculation of the limit values now takes into account the boundary conditions of a specific building. This applies to the primary energy demand of densely occupied residential and office buildings…


“Project Spotlight: EnerPHit plus retrofit of an office tower in Vienna”

with Dr Ernst Schriefl, Schöberl and Pöll GmbH The presentation will focus on Vienna's two successful EnerPhit refurbishments of high-rise office buildings (from the administration and the university sector). Dr Schriefl will present and discuss the construction and energy challenges and solutions. Monitoring results - where available - will be given. This iPHA member webinar will last approximately 90 minutes and is worth 2 Passive House Continuous Education (CEPH) credit points. …


iPHA Webinar: Preventing energy lock-in: Step by step retrofit to EnerPHit

Are you planning to repair part of a building, e.g. install new roofing because the old one is leaky? Then don’t jump the gun... step back and make a plan for the whole building first! Experience from all over the world proves, that retrofit of old buildings with Passive House components can lead to a dramatic reduction in energy costs for heating and cooling. But in phased retrofits an overall…