New features in the Passive House Planning Package 10 (PHPP 10)
The Passive House Planning Package 10 (PHPP 10) has been just released in English and we’ve received a lot of questions about what is new in this updated version of the Passive House Planning Package. The new edition of the PHPP includes additional evaluation methods and auxiliary calculations. The input fields, worksheets, and the manual […]
Why every Architect should become a Certified Passive House Designer
Architecture, the art and science of buildings, should provide practical experience, inspiring aesthetics and should always keep up with the trends. In this new century, I would also add “be sustainable”. Therefore, many professionals (and we among them) believe that the next Big Thing in the architectural world is the Passive House Standard. Why? Here […]
Which energy source will dominate the future of the built environment?
Have you ever asked yourself the question – “What is the most sustainable energy source?”. Some people think it is nuclear, others believe it is wind or solar. However, believe it or not, it’s much bigger than all these combined. It costs less than other energy sources and it’s clean. Energy efficiency is the road […]
How to get cost-effective summer comfort? Passive House Guide
1. Introduction The summer comfort in buildings was and is still highly underestimated. Over the last century, the efforts to improve the thermal comfort in buildings have been focused on the thermal comfort during winter. Since the beginning of the century, more and more attention has been paid to the summer comfort of the buildings. […]
The Passive House – unnecessary luxury or pressing necessity
Lately, the term Passive House is becoming more and more common in our everyday life. People are talking about it on TV, read in a number of electronic publications, hear from colleagues, or find comments on forums and websites. It is natural to look for the answer to what this concept means and what lies […]
What is the Passive House standard?
The concept of the Passive House was born in the late 1980s. In 1991, was built the first Passive House, in Darmstadt, Germany. In 1996 is established the German Passive House Institute. Over the past 25 years, over 40,000 Passive House buildings have been built around the world (Europe, Asia, South and North America, Australia). Buildings are designed for a variety […]