Irish government objects to Dun Laoghaire Passivhaus plans

The Irish Government has expressed its opposition to the local Dublin authority Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown county council’s plans to make passivhaus standards mandatory for new buildings. According to the Department of Environment, this move would increase the cost and slow down the construction of new homes, and warned that Alan Kelly -  the minister for the environment - would consider invoking a rarely-used legal clause in order to intervene in local planning matters, if needed. Advocates for more energy-efficient housing have criticised this interference from the central government.

¡Larixhaus obtiene la certificación Passivhaus! La primera edificación de paja en obtenerlo en la Península Ibérica

La primera vivienda pasiva de estructura de madera y aislamiento de paja de la Península Ibérica que alcanza la certificación Passivhaus.
Una casa de paja que se encuentra en la localidad de Collsuspina, Catalunya, ha sobrevivido a los fuertes soplidos del lobo feroz hasta alcanzar los exigentes requerimientos del estándar Passivhaus.

Prefabricated straw bale and timber house in Spain acheives passivhaus certification: The Larixhaus - A first for the Iberian pennisula!

The first prefabricated straw bale and timber passive home on the Iberian Peninsula secures Passivhaus certification.
A straw home located in the town of Collsuspina, Catalonia, in northern Spain has met the stringent demands of the Passivhaus standard.

Active for more comfort: The Passive House.

How does a Passive House work? Which requirements exist with regard to components, planning, design, and project implementation? What resources exist to help with Passive House design? What is it like to live in a Passive House, what has already been built, and why are Passive Houses such an attractive investment? In order to competently answer such questions, the IPHA has created an informational brochure entitled, Active for more comfort: The Passive House.

Improving passive house certification: recommendations based on end-user experiences

The house construction sector in Europe is facing the need to meet stricter energy requirements. For example, some customers are demanding passive houses with almost no demand for space heating. Passive house quality assurance systems have been introduced to certify the energy performance of such houses. The aim of this study was to identify opportunities for improving passive house certification in line with customer's comfort expectations.

Passivhaus Datenbank: International Passive House Database

The international Passivhaus Database brings together different Passivhaus databases and offers a wide reaching overview of the international development of the Passivhaus standard with the following functions:
  • Fundamental information about Passivhaus...
  • Database for realised Passivhauses with information on the construction, building technique and energy characteristics....
  • Search functions: detail search, full text search, Geo search...
  • Organisational structure for the International Day of Passive Houses...