The global Passive House platform
Passive House stands for healthy, comfortable living and impressive energy efficiency, regardless of the regional climate. Within the last several years, Passive House has rapidly increased in popularity, with over 20,000 units certified according to the strict Passive House Institute certification criteria representing a total floor area of almost 2,000,000 m² (as of 05/2019). Many of these quality-assured examples are included in the Passive House database, which documents more than 4,600 Passive House buildings.
It is in everyone's interest that we safeguard the high quality associated with the Passive House Standard while fostering a greater public understanding of its significance internationally. The International Passive House Association (iPHA) was formed by the Passive House Institute in order to advance the Passive House Standard worldwide as well as the quality for which it stands.
The International Passive House Association
iPHA is a global network of Passive House stakeholders including architects, planners, scientists, suppliers, manufacturers, contractors and property developers. It works to promote the Passive House Standard and foster a greater public understanding of its significance. Encouraging the exchange of Passive House knowledge, iPHA communicates with the media, the general public and the entire range of construction professionals.
Goals and activities
- Connecting the Passive House sector
- Forging partnerships with Passive House organisations worldwide
- Sharing expertise on the Passive House Standard
- Building awareness of the Passive House concept
- Showcasing completed projects and resident experiences
- Informing on the development of the Passive House market
The Passive House Association (iPHA) and its international affiliates recognise that promoting comfortable, high quality, and highly efficient buildings is key to reducing energy use in the building sector and thereby curbing climate change. The Association is an integral part of the Passive House Standard’s custodian, the Passive House Institute, and thus acts as a bridge between the global Passive House community and the Institute’s cutting edge research and quality assurance work. We connect a growing global network of stakeholders and see ourselves as a platform of exchange, facilitating international collaboration on energy efficiency in construction. Through awareness raising and networking as well as educational and communication activities, iPHA aims to drive uptake of the Passive House Standard worldwide.