Passive House standard

Post date: 25 Jun 2015
Type: Event

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.
Post date: 25 Jun 2015
Type: News

This scheme is now closed.   Construction d'une maison passive unifamiliale (mesures transitoires)   The Walloon Region offers a subsidy for the construction of single family passive houses. The subsidy is 6500 euros and the following conditions must be met:  
Post date: 18 Jun 2015
Type: Link

Located in Burnham Overy Staithe, in Norfolk, United Kingdom, these Passivhaus units consist of a terrace of three dwellings, forming part of a mixed development of affordable and open market housing reflecting the local vernacular of traditional fisherman's cottages.
Post date: 3 Jun 2015
Type: Case

Post date: 3 Jun 2015
Type: Event

This document details best practice in low energy building for municipalities. It has been released via the PassREg EU-funded project .  The document is divided into 5 chapters: 
Post date: 13 May 2015
Type: Publication

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. La Larixhaus se une al grupo de más de 25.000 edificios Passivhaus terminados hasta la fecha alrededor del mundo.   
Post date: 5 May 2015
Type: News

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. The Larixhaus joins the ranks of more than 25,000 Passivhaus buildings completed to date across the world.   
Post date: 5 May 2015
Type: News

 Project summarySituated in Hamburg, Germany (Am Inselpark, 17), the "building with Bio-Intelligent Quotient" (BIQ ) is the first algae powered building in the world. BIQ is a cubic, five-storey passive house with two differently designed façade types. The sides of the building that face the sun have a second outer shell that is set into the façade itself. Microalgae – tiny plants, no larger than bacteria – are produced within this shell, enabling the building to supply its own energy. This façade is the first of its kind.
Post date: 29 Apr 2015
Type: Case