Passive House articles


Passive House worldwide

This article written by the Hellenic Passive House Institute talks about the suitability of the Passive House concept and the PHPP for different climate zones, which results in their official implementation and usage everywhere in the world. Read the article.


For more information about the topic, here you can find the research published on our Passipedia website.


How do you sell the idea of a Passive House?

In this article published on treehuggers, Lloyd Alter gives some tips on what to focus on when marketing the Passive House Standard to others. Read the article.


Interview with James Traynor, author of "EnerPHit: A Step by Step Guide to Low Energy Retrofit"

In this interview by the Passive House Accelerator's Director Zachary Semke, James Traynor talks about his latest book "EnerPHit: A Step by Step Guide to Low Energy Retrofit", which features several case studies of Passive House retrofits from the UK, Europe, and the US. Read the interview here.


Marketing Passive House: communicating the value of Passive House buildings to clients

This article written by the New York Passive House goes through one of the biggest issues facing professionals in the Passive House industry today, namely, how to effectively communicate and demonstrate the true values of passive House buildings to consumers. Read the article.


Passive House- Building The Efficient Home Of The Future

In this article published on Forbes and written by Sheri Koones, the Passive House Standard is introduced and some of its fundamentals are explained. Full article available here.


Architect Magazine shares five details to reduce embodied and operational carbon

Passive House designers know operational carbon in buildings, but what about embodied carbon in construction? In this article from Architect Magazine, you can find five examples of buildings assemblies that take a "both/and" approach to the carbon problem. Read the article.


Nice shades: 24 storey Passive House tower built in Manhattan

"Passive House design does not mean it's just for houses". In this article, Lloyd Alter reflects on the challenges and issues that ZH Architects faced during the construction of a 24 storey building in midtown Manhattan. Read the article


This isn't just a passive House, it's a power station

This Passive House is not just a Passive House, this construction raises the bar to a whole new level by being a power station. Find out more about this building in the article written by Lloyd Alter. 


Renovation or demolition? The question gets tougher every day

Deciding between renovation and demolition can be a challenging question. In this article, Lloyd alter takes weighs in on this conundrum and gives a good example of a new Passive House in Vancouver. Read the article.


Wall Street Journal features Passive House developments in the U.S.

In an article from 24 November 2015 entitled Cornell Tech Project Tests ‘Passive’ Design in the U.S., the Wall Street Journal spreads the word on the latest Passive House developments. Read the article


Interview with La Maison Passive's Etienne Vekemans

In the lead up to the 9th Passi'Bat Conference in Paris (25-26 November), the president of La Maison Passive shared his insights into Passive House and the movement in France. The full interview can be found here (in French).


Interview with PHI's Sarah Mekijan:

In this interview with the Green office building information portal, Sarah Mekjian, International communication manager at the Passive House Institute, talks about the International Passive House Association (iPHA) as well as explains the principles and criteria for Passive Houses. Read the interview here.


Passive House: The Standard and Technical Overview

CIAT, AT Magazine's March-April and May-June 2010 editions featured a lovely two part Passive House overview by iPHA Member Steff Bell of the Scottish Passive House Centre. Download Part 1 (PDF, 0.2; as published in CIAT, AT Magazine, March-April 2010 Edition)

Download Part 2 (PDF, 2.5MB; as published in CIAT, AT Magazine, May-June 2010 Edition)


Thermal independence: the Passive House

Passive House stands for energy efficiency, affordability and comfort. Read more about it Energie Sensibili's interview with Susanne Theumer, of the Passive House Institute. Read the article (in Italian)


sustain’ Magazine: Achieving Passivhaus in the UK: The Reality by Jonathan Hines

In its January/February 2012 edition, sustain' Magazine, one of the UK's leading environmental journals, featured an article by Jonathan Hines of Architype Ltd on achieving Passive House in the UK using two well-designed Passivhaus schools as examples. Download article (PDF, 6.4MB; as published in sustain' Magazine, Jan/Feb Edition, page 39-41)




Greek article on the Passive House Standard

The following article, published by Deutsche Welle in Greece, is based on an interview with Wolfgang Feist and iPHA member Stefanos Pallantzas, explaining the Passive House concept and presenting a Passive House in Penteli.  Read the article (in Greek)


New York Times features Passive House once again

In its Sunday, 6 December article entitled, ‘Zero-Energy’ Construction Crosses the Ocean, the New York Times once again spreads the word on the benefits of Passive House, the world's only international, performance based energy standard. Read the article


azero: Interview with Wolfgang Feist (in Italian)

The first edition of the Italian sustainable design magazine azero features an interview with Wolfgang Feist, founder of the Passive House Institute, in which he offers an overview of the Passive House Standard, its principles and its potential for the Mediterranean climate. Download the interview here [1.1 MB] or view the azero magazine online




Construct Ireland: Passive House International Selection

In its August - September 2011 edition, Construct Ireland featured a variety of outstanding Passive House designs around the globe, including some of the prize winning projects recognised in iPHA’s 2010 Passive House Award Exhibition.
Download article (PDF, 1.7MB; as published in Construct Ireland, Iss 8, Vol 5, page 22-23)




Interview with PHI's Susanne Theumer (in Spanish):

"La eficiencia energética genera un ahorro mayor que la inversión inicial"

In this interview with the Spanish Sogener company, Susanne Theumer, Passive House consultant and certifier at the Passive House Institute, talks about the Standard, explaining its principles and criteria, its potential for different climate zones and building refurbishments, and dealing with economic aspects. Read the interview here.

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