Passive House De­sign­er / Con­sult­ant Course (in English) 2024

Learn first-hand from experts at the Passive House Institute, how to design energy-efficient & cost-optimal buildings worldwide! A prerequisite is a general knowledge of Passive House, which you can conveniently acquire via the 3-day e-learning Passive House Fundamentals: https://elearning.passivehouse.com - this is included in the course price and will be handed out a few weeks before the course starts. You also need a good level of English (B2 or equivalent), basic knowledge…


PHPP Expert Course PH Institute 2023

Join us online for 6 halfdays of online workshops on PHPP including DesignPH, PHPP Advanced and Thermal Bridges. Each workshop is individually bookable. This course is aimed to all building professionals. All you need is a good level of English (B2 or equivalent) and basic knowledge of the Passive House concept and the PHPP (practical experience or the Passive House designer/consultant course) as well as the ability to use Microsoft®…


Utility Programs: NYSERDA`s Strategic Grant Funding, Policy Resource Guide 2019, by Bronwyn Barry

Workforce Development and Training, Policy Resource Guide 2019, by Bronwyn Barry, Passive House BB Between 2014-2016, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) initiated a workforce training and development program focused on subsidizing courses to promote a broad array of skills and services related to improving building energy efficiency. They contracted directly with fifty training providers who offered various specialty courses. Of the 20,407 people trained via…


Committee on Housing and Buildings voted to delete Section R408 Passive House

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020 the Committee on Housing and Buildings voted 8-0 to eliminate Section R408 Passive House [divider] [button link="https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4277797&GUID=52C734F2-A45B-477B-8209-1D7C6EED8E49&Options=ID|Text|&Search=Intro+1816" bg_color="#ef4731" border="#ef4731" window="yes"]Intro 1816-A[/button] [hr] The proposed bill eliminates the very critical Section R408 Passive House as an alternative compliance path of the NYStretch Energy Code-2020. NYPH does not support the deletion of Section R408 Passive House. [divider] [button link="https://www.nypassivehouse.org/why-it-is-important-to-include-section-r408-passive-house-into-the-new-york-city-energy-conservation-code-nycecc/" bg_color="#ef4731" border="#ef4731" window="yes"]Why Support Passive House[/button] [hr]


Passive House tool PHPP validated by ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140-2017

  In January 2019, the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) version 9.6 was evaluated in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140, a comparative testing method for building energy programs. Passive House Institute (PHI) The validation tests consist of a series of carefully described sample case building plans. Results from modelling different test cases with the software being tested are compared to those of reference software results. The class II test cases,…


Virtually no other standard other than the Passive House Standard delivers low energy buildings that can meet our [80×50] goal

Green Light, The Rise of the Energy Efficient Building Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarships Journal Series Kate Nason 2018 [hr] A Standard that Empowers the Profession The following is a non-exhaustive list of the benefits associated with utilising the Passive House Standard in projects: Practice what we preach: Empowers architects to fulfil their obligation in climate protection and allow us to practice what we preach. Verification tool: Testing of the as-built-quality…


Manhattan Borough President supports Passive House section of R408 in the NYStretch Energy Code

New York City, June 28, 2019 I am writing to you in support of the New York Passive House application and the expedited approval of the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) as a calculation software tool and alternative compliance path for inclusion into the New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code (NYSECCC). It is also critical that the proposed Passive House section of R408 in the NYStretch Energy Code become…


Validation of PHPP v9.6 using ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140-2017

In January 2019, the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) version 9.6 was evaluated in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140, a comparative testing method for building energy programs. The validation tests consist of a series of carefully described sample case building plans. Results from modelling different test cases with the software being tested are compared to those of reference software results. The class II test cases, geared towards annual building energy…


New Passive House Classes Presented at Vancouver Conference

Criteria combining energy efficiency and renewables take immediate effect (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 7 October 2015) Darmstadt, Germany. Clearly-defined criteria for combining the international Passive House Standard with renewable energy sources are now applicable: the Passive House Institute's new guidelines for building evaluation have come into effect with the introduction of a new version of the planning tool PHPP at the >NAPHN15 Conference in Vancouver. Not only is certification…


Designing Sustainable Buildings Made Fun: Enhanced Planning Tool Released

English version of PHPP 9 to be presented at NAPHN Conference in Vancouver (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 16 September 2015) [caption id="attachment_5546" align="alignright" width="397"] Photo Credit: Passive House Institute / Cyrill Rückner, Oliver Rückner, Andreas Gäde[/caption] Darmstadt, Germany. 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…


Monitoring Confirms Energy Efficiency of Passive House City District

Press Release, Passive House Institute, 1 September 2015 Report on measurements in Heidelberg’s Bahnstadt project now available online   Passive House City District in Heidelberg, Germany (Image Credit: Passive House Institute) Darmstadt, Germany. The Passive House district of Bahnstadt in Heidelberg (Germany) has passed the test: according to a report on recent measurements, the values being strived for in relation to energy efficiency were met in full. In 2014, the…


Upgrades in New PHPP 9: PER, Classes, Criteria

From the Passive House Institute (PHI): For almost 20 years, Passive House criteria have constituted guidelines for an excellent level of energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness and comfortable living conditions. To date, more than 1 million square meters of Passive House floor area has been certified through the quality assurance system set up in parallel.  Through the course of time, these criteria have been carefully adapted and augmented several times in line…