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Passive House enables energy savings of around 75% compared with new buildings constructed in accordance with the current German energy standard (EnEV 2009). Aside from the energy savings though, what it is like to live in a Passive House?

Several thousands of people now have the pleasure of living and working in Passive House buildings. Find statements made by some of these people – unembellished and without comment, on Passipedia.

Next Courses

Passive House Designer & Consultant Course
05 to 13 Nov 2018, Darmstadt
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PHPP / designPH Workshop
12 to 13 Nov 2018, Darmstadt
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15th Passive House Open Days
09 to 11 Nov 2018, worldwide
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03 - 03 May 2019, Heidelberg
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21 - 22 Sept. 2019, China
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Component Database

Passive House
Component Database
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New developments

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PHPP 9 (2015)
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Seals for Certified Passive House Components
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Passive House Classes,
Classic, Plus, Premium
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EnerPHit -
PHI certification for retrofits
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Wall plaque
for certified Passive Houses
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Press releases

Latest press releases

Research & Literature

Passive Houses for different climate zones

Retrofits with Passive House components -
EnerPHit Planner Handbook
(in German)


Passive House Retail Stores now out
Overview of contents
(in German)

PHI Literature

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