Online resources


NZ Passive House Blog

A great blog covering the construction of a Passive House in New Zealand – it’s an interesting story but also a great resource for those thinking of doing a Passive House development.


The International Passive House Association

A global network for Passive House knowledge working to promote the Passive House Standard worldwide (see Mission and values)


The International Passive House Association Blog

Here you will find exclusive content from the International Passive House Association


Passipedia – The Passive House Resource

Passipedia constitutes a vast array of cutting edge, scientifically sound, Passive House relevant articles.



The Passivhaus Trust

The Passivhaus Trust is an independent, non-profit organisation that provides leadership in the UK for the adoption of the Passivhaus standard and methodology.


Passive House Building Database

Find a certified Passive House building near you. (You may need to turn on Google Translate to read this website)

The International Passive House Conference

The International Passive House Conference is the year’s premium Passive House event, where about 1000 thought leaders and innovators from around the world gather.


LABC Registered – Construction Details

Registered Construction Details are a set of thermal details designed to minimise heat loss through weak points in the building envelope. This is vital to the performance of the building.


Passive House Institute New Zealand

The Passive House Institute New Zealand (PHINZ) aims to promote and educate the building industry and members of the public about improved energy efficiency.



UK focused Passivhaus website with some great downloads and insights for design and construction teams.

Free online publications

PassREg Brochure: Defining the Nearly Zero Energy Building

An output of the PassREg project was the creation of an accesible informational brochure that informs of the successes of the PassREg regions and most importantly, provides strong examples of how municipalities can implement NZEBs through the use of Passive House and renewables.

Ever wondered about the nuts and bolts of getting a building Passive House certified? The Passive House Institute have an excellent guide available to download here.

Online US publication ‘Passive House Buildings’ contains some great examples of low and high rise buildings in their free e-book: ‘From Small to Extra Large – Passive House Rising to New Heights”.

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Technical Guidance – Why choose Passivhaus?

This publication aims to address some of the questions and misconceptions that have been raised around Passivhaus, and to encourage developers and others to consider Passivhaus..


Technical Guidance – Passivhaus: an Introduction

This introductory guide provides an overview of the Passivhaus standard, how it can be achieved, how to get started and looks at 12 certified Passivhaus projects across the UK


Technical Guidance – How to Build a Passivhaus: Rules of Thumb

The Passivhaus Trust has recently published the third in a series of guidance publications entitled, ‘How to Build a Passivhaus: Rules of Thumb’, following on from ‘Passivhaus: an Introduction’ and ‘Why Choose Passivhaus?’.


A Developer’s Guide to Certified Multifamily Passive House Buildings

An introductory handbook on Passive House and the resources that will help developers make a successful project.


Net Zero Energy Buildings: Passive House + Renewables

Net Zero Energy Buildings: Passive House + Renewables demonstrates that the Passive House pathway is the best way to reach Net Zero.


New York Passive House 2015: The NYPH Flip Book

New York Passive House 2015 is the ultimate reference manual for the latest and greatest in Passive House examples right here at home in the Greater New York Region.


Passivhaus Primer: Contractor’s Guide

The contractor’s guide is aimed as a practical introduction and is therefore the right place to start. It addresses the issues that building contractors face when tasked with a Passivhaus project and gives simple advice and tips on how to deliver a successful outcome.


Passivhaus Primer: Airtightness Guide

This primer is an aid to understanding the key principles involved in achieving the airtightness performance required to meet the Passivhaus standard.


Passivhaus Primer: Introduction

An aid to understanding the key principles of the Passivhaus standard.


Passivhaus Primer: Designer’s Guide

A guide for the design team and local authorities – The core focus of the Passivhaus standard is to dramatically reduce the requirement for space heating and cooling, whilst also creating excellent indoor comfort levels.

Active for more comfort: Passive House

How does a Passive House work? Which requirements exist with regard to components, planning, design, and project implementation? In order to competently answer such questions, the IPHA has created an informational brochure entitled, Active for more comfort: The Passive House.

eBook: Comfy Clothes / Air Tightness  / Keeping the Castle Safe / No Spoons in the Wall

A series of eBooks, presenting the complexities of Passive House design and construction in a childlike way – for students of all ages!

Comfy Clothes – Thermal Insulation
Air Tightness
Keeping the Castle Safe – Removing Thermal Bridges
No Spoons in the Wall – Removing Thermal Bridges II


Passivhaus: An Introduction 

This introductory guide provides an overview of the Passivhaus standard, how it can be achieved, how to get started and looks at 12 certified Passivhaus projects across the UK.

by Passivhaus Trust (UK)