The Passive House Brochure



Passive House Architecture Award Book 2021



The flipbook for the "3rd Passive House Architecture Award" documents the 20 finalists who reached the final round at the jury meeting. Among them are the ten prize winners and four special prize winners. We cordially invite you to take a look at these projects, which are particularly appealing in terms of design, from around the globe. Browse through the diversity of Passive Houses!

Have a look at the flipbook here




Active for more comfort: Passive House

an informational booklet


How does a Passive House work? Which requirements exist with regard to components, planning, design, and project implementation? What resources exist to help with Passive House design? What is it like to live in a Passive House, what has already been built, and why are Passive Houses such an attractive investment? In order to competently answer such questions, iPHA has created an informational brochure entitled, Active for more comfort: The Passive House.


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Now more international than ever, this edition includes clear explanations of Passive House basics along with brand new material on topics such as:


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Download your copy [PDF 10.5MB] 




Italian version (Translated from the 2010 edition by iPHA Affiliate ZEPHIR) [PDF 11.6MB]


Bulgarian version (Translated from the 2014 edition by EnEffect) [PDF 7.441MB]


Chinese version (Translated from the 2014 edition by China Passive House Network)


Persian version (Translated from the 2018 edition by Mohammad Heidarie) 


Turkish version (Translated from the 2018 edition by iPHA Affiliate SEPEV)


Coming soon in Polish!


Order hard copies

Hard copies of the Passive House Brochure may also be purchased, simply contact us with your request at: (Re: Passive House Brochure). German brochures are available through our German Affiliate IG Passivhaus Deutschland.


International Project Brochures


Step-by-step retrofits with Passive House Components


An in-depth handbook with details on step-by-step retrofits with Passive House components as a flipbook and PDF download.







EuroPHit Brochure


One output of the EuroPHit project was the creation of an accessible informational brochure that highlights the successes of the EuroPHit project and case studies. The brochure draws on the lessons of demonstration projects implementing deep energy step-by-step retrofits in 11 EU Member States and aims to raise awareness and promote deep energy retrofits on the existing building stock.


Visit the EuroPHit website to download the brochure and find out more about the project.




PassREg Brochure


An output of the PassREg project was the creation of an accesible informational brochure that informs of the successes of the PassREg regions and most importantly, provides strong examples of how municipalities can implement NZEBs through the use of Passive House and renewables. The brochure is ideal to be shared with local politicians and relevant municipal representatives in assisting in defining the Nearly Zero Energy Building and providing compelling measures that municipalities can implement for the building sector in achieving policy goals and regulations.


Visit the PassREg website to download the brochure and find out more about the project.











Architecture Award book (2014)


Architecture Award book (2010)




Other literature






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