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Passive House Design Tools

Design toolsPHPPThe PHPP is an easy-to-use planning tool for energy efficiency, for the use of architects and planning experts. The reliability of the calculation results and ease of use of this planning tool has already been experienced by several thousand users. For more information, click here.EN, DE
designPHdesignPH 2 is a plugin for the popular 3D design software SketchUp which gives quick results using automatic analysis. For more information, click here.EN, DE
bim2PHbim2PH is the new BIM Tool developed by the Passive House Institute, which allows efficiency data entry in 3D BIM software and transfers information for the energy balance calculation and efficiency design into the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP).EN, DE
districtPHdistrictPH is used to create energy balances for neighborhoods, from smaller groups of buildings up to whole districts.EN

Additional tools

ClimateClimate data tool With this tool you can retrieve climatic data in the PHPP data format for any location in the world except Antarctica. This data has not been verified and cannot be used for certification purposes.EN, DE
Climate data tool for the southern hemisphereTool for the adaptation of climate data sets of the Southern Hemisphere to be used in PHPP up to version 9.EN
Summer temperature toolModification of existing PHPP climate data with higher summer temperatures to allow better evaluation of the summer comfort of buildings.EN, DE
Thermal envelopeTemperature reduction factors for unheated or partially heated extensionsCalculation tool for temperature reduction factors to temperature zone “X” in the PHPP “Areas” worksheet.EN, DE
Thermal bridgesCalculation of heat losses of drain pipesThis tool enables a more accurate calculation of heat losses from internal drain pipes for wastewater and stormwater.EN, DE
Thermal bridge toolThe user can play with different inputs for standard generic component connections, receiving straightforward feedback, which allows fast optimisation.EN
WindowsWindow toolThe Window tool provides an overview regarding life-cycle costs, hygiene, and comfort for comparison of different windows.EN
Hygiene toolProvides a assessment of the minimum thermal quality of building components with regard to its temperature factor, depending on the relative humidity.EN
VentilationCommissioning tool - ventilation checklistThe Commissioning tool serves planners and ventilation system installers in how to communicate the correct operational data and how to adequately adjust a ventilation system.Currently being revised.
Ventilation toolThe tool offers all sorts of information about ventilation units, like performance, dimensions, installation options, to facilitate finding a suitable device for the specific requirements of the customers specific situation.EN
PHLuftThe PHLuft software consists of the three parts: Heat output, Ground heat exchanger, Heat exchanger. The software is intended to aid designers of Passive House ventilation systems.DE
Pressure loss calculation toolCalculation of pressure losses in ventilation ducts (circular and rectangular).DE
PHErdeThe tool is intended to serve Passive House designers as an aid for the design and calculation of brine-to-earth heat exchangers.DE
CoolingCooling Systems toolDifferent cooling configurations can quickly be entered and compared, so that an informed choice of the appropriate system combination is possible.EN
Heat pumpHeat pump toolDerive COP and EER values to the values needed for PHPP for air-to-air heat pumps.Currently being revised.
Sound protection – tools and calculationsThis tool is intended as aid for approximate calculation and dimensioning of sound protection measures by the designer.DE
ElectricityLift energy demand toolThis tool helps to assess the energy demand of lifts using the Excel®-Tool of the Passive House Institute. The assessment follows the calculations presented in VDI 4707 2009-3. EN, DE
MonitoringData processing toolThis tool aids in the preparation of measurement data for use in the energy balancing with PHPPEN, DE
Construction site photos listThis tool is an aid for the construction site photos collection for the Passive House final Certification. EN, DE
Construction site photos list - detailedThe detailed list, which can be connected with the PHPP and give you more precise information about the pictures which need to be taken on the building site.EN
Scaled pointerThe Passive House Institute has designed a scaled pointer for use during building site visits - as a scale and reference within building site photos.EN, DE
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