A clear understanding of the calculations and predictions involved in low-energy building relies upon the use of accurate modelling software. Based on dynamic thermal simulations validated by data gathered from hundreds of low-energy buildings, the German Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is the software used to calculate energy use and CO₂ emissions. PHPP’s level of sophistication enables it to take into account a wide range of variable characteristics which affect heat loss and subsequent energy use, allowing for a superior fit between predicted energy use and real-world performance.
Passive House Planning Package (PHPP)
The Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) is a design tool produced by the Passivhaus Intitut for use by building architects and designers. PHPP incorporates the energy specifications for quality-approved Passivhaus buildings from the Institut in a manual and CD-Rom. PHPP contains a series of tools for:
• Calculating energy balances
• Designing comfortable ventilation
• Calculating the heat load
• Summer comfort calculations
Suitable for both residential and many non-residential applications, PHPP is supported by Certified Training Courses to help you get the most from this software.
Price: £125.00 +VAT for PHT & AECB members
designPH is the new interactive and graphically oriented input interface for PHPP. It is a plugin for the popular 3D design software SketchUp and is available for Apple and Windows operating systems. A full version of the PHPP software is required to be able to use it. See designPH.org for full details of the features and software requirements.
Please note that if you do not have a copy of PHPP you cannot purchase designPH on its own. Prices start from £170.
Price: £170.00 +VAT for PHT & AECB members