Certification of Buildings
Passive House buildings maintain pleasant indoor temperatures year round with extremely low energy demands. Such buildings require careful design, thorough planning and meticulous execution. The certification of a Passive House through the Passive House Institute or any of its accredited Building Certifiers offers enhanced quality assurance. The vast experience of these certifiers benefts designers throughout the planning process whereas the certification itself provides evidence of the building's quality.
Certified Passive House Buildings on record with the Passive House Institute (as of Mar 2013)Click here to open a larger version of this map with country by country breakdowns.
The Passive House Institute offers
- Consultation throughout the planning and constrcution phases
- Certification of Passive House buildings and EnerPHit retrofits with Passive House components
In select cases, the Passive House Institute itself conducts certifications of Passive House buildings and EnerPHit retrofits. The focus in such cases lies on special as well as new building uses as well as on projects in new or extreme climate zones. For more information, please contact us at building.certification[at]passiv.de.
Plaques for Certified Passive House Buildings
Owners of Certified Passive House Buildings can order a Passive House wall plaque. Such plaques can be ordered from the PHI accredited building certifier responsible for the building's certification. Read more
Built Passive Houses
A database of built Passive Houses can be found on the Passive House Database at www.passivehouse-database.de.
- Benefits of certification
- Certification of residential buildings
- Certification of non-residential buildings
- EnerPHit - quality approved retrofits with Passive House components
- Building Certifiers
New seals for Certified Passive House Components
PHPP 7 (2012) now out!
EnerPHit - New PHI certification for thermal insulation systems
New PHI certification for retrofits
The new Component Database
for certified Passive Houses
|Research & Literature|
Passive Houses for different climate zones
Retrofits with Passive House components -
EnerPHit Planner Handbook
Passive House Retail Stores now out
Overview of contents