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Design Support & PHPP Tools

PHPP & design PH  |  PHPP tools & plug-ins

A clear understanding of the calculations and predictions involved in Passivhaus building relies upon modelling software.

The Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) is a design tool produced by the Passivhaus Institute aimed for use by architects, engineers, and building designers. All Passivhaus buildings must be modelled in PHPP. It is crucial to the quality assurance provided by the Standard. PHPP’s level of sophistication enables it to consider a wide range of variable characteristics which affect heat loss, energy use and internal comfort, allowing for a superior fit between predicted energy use and real-world performance. 

DesignPH is a plugin for the 3D design software SketchUp. It enables quick results & preliminary simplified energy balance. PHPP is required to use the visually interactive designPH software. See designPH.org for full details of the features and software requirements.

 

Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP)

Price: £105.00 - £160.00 + VAT for PHT & AECB members

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DesignPH

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Price: £200.00 - £355.00 + VAT for PHT & AECB members

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Below you will find a list of additional plug-ins & tools for advanced modelling in PHPP.

 

PHPP Tools & Plug-ins

General    I    Heating & Cooling    I   Services    I   Ventilation

 

Category

Tool

General

Climate

Embodied Carbon

General additions

Monitoring

Early Design Decisions

Windows   

Heating & Cooling

Cooling

Heating

Shading

Thermal bridges

Thermal Envelope

U-Values

Services

Electricity

Heat Pump

 

Ventilation

*members-only download (iPHA membership is part of Passivhaus Trust membership)

 


Further information

PHT / PHI Guidance

Other Publications