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12 June 2015: PHPP 9 Training (New York): Advanced PH Consultant Training, Primary Energy Renewable and New Passive House Classes

PHPP – the energy balance and Passive House planning tool

A Passive House is far more than the sum of its parts: precise planning is required in order to ensure that the components used work together to achieve the desired result. The Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is the key design tool used when planning a Passive House and as such, serves as the basis of verification for the Passive House Standard. While there are other design tools on the market, it is the PHPP's high level of precision and accuracy in calculating energy balances that sets it apart.

Based for the large part on European norms, the PHPP makes use of numerous tested and approved calculations to yield a building’s the heating, cooling and primary energy demand, as well as its tendency to overheat in the warmer months. While the PHPP was developed specifically for Passive Houses, it is a design tool that may also be used for other buildings, including retrofits of historical buildings.

Version PHPP 8 (2013)

Worldwide applicability, added functions, improved user-friendliness and compatibility

The new PHPP 8 includes a whole range of advantages such as:


This 3D data entry tool was designed for the PHPP, complete with design modelling feedback. A newly developed SketchUP plugin, designPH is set to revolutionise the way we use PHPP.

Registered PHPP users (version 2007 or newer) receive a €30 discount on the standard price (€160). All those having purchased the PHPP 7 in 2013 receive a €60 discount.

iPHA members receive a discount on the designPHplugin for Trimble Sketchup which can be purchased together with the new PHPP.

Price: €160.00 + shipping and handling for new users

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