Building Design for the Renewable Energy Future: Primary Energy Renewable

iPHA webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 01, 2021. It will be presented by Jessica Grove-Smith, senior scientist at the Passive House Institute. The way we design buildings plays a significant role in enabling the transition to a sustainable all-renewable energy supply. Approaches of "net-", "zero-" or "plus-" energy don't cover the full picture. In this webinar, Jessica Grove-Smith will explain PHI's concept of Primary Energy Renewable (PER) and…


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…


PHPP 10 has been released !

The Passive House Planning Package version 10, which at the moment is only available for purchase in German, has lots of new interesting features such as the summer stress-tests, heat pumps and split-units, and much more. We let you know when the English version is available! The Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is an MS Excel-based energy balance and efficiency design tool for highly energy efficient buildings and retrofits, which…



Green Solutions Awards | Submit your Passive House Project

It is free to enter, and iPHA (International Passive House Association) has negotiated a quick entry option with Construction21 for projects already registered in the Passive House Database. The Awards are a great opportunity to promote Passive House projects at scale, thanks to Construction21's reach and the awards ceremony taking place during COP26 proceedings. Please submit projects delivered between January 1st, 2015 and March 31th, 2021 and may the best…


International Passive House Association launches “Efficiency: The First Renewable Energy” campaign

The International Passive House Association and its partner organizations launch the global “Efficiency: The First Renewable Energy” campaign today. Using the hashtag #EfficiencyFirst, the campaign aims to raise awareness for the vital role energy efficiency in buildings plays in meeting our climate goals. The campaign also demonstrates that Passive House buildings provide a comfortable, healthy and sustainable built environment. The launch includes a competition for social media followers. The International…


“Explain Passive House” competition

Have you seen the well-known visual example describing Passive House as a thermos versus a conventional building as an actively heated coffee machine? It’s time for an update!  In order to celebrate the announcement of the Efficiency: The First Renewable Energy Campaign, the International Passive House Association (iPHA) is running a competition for our followers from the 1st-15th of February! Our #ExplainPassiveHouse competition will showcase what the Passive House Standard is,…



Passive House Momentum in California | International Passive House Open Day

Passive House Momentum in California | International Passive House Open Days. Please see below the links to the Passive House Tours in California and the recording of the event:   Berkeley Passive House | Berkely, California - VIRTUAL TOUR Passive House Los Angeles (PHLA+) | Los Angeles, California - VIRTUAL TOUR Hermit Hut Passive House ADU | Walnut Creek, California - VIRTUAL TOUR Perlita Passive House | Los Angeles, California…