World­wide, the mar­ket for highly en­ergy ef­fi­cient build­ings is grow­ing rap­idly, and with it the need for re­li­able, per­form­ing com­pon­ents. But of­ten, the re­quire­ments as well as the op­tions to reach them are un­clear and some pro­du­cers might claim res­ults that they can­not guar­an­tee in the end.

The Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te cer­ti­fies highly en­ergy ef­fi­cient com­pon­ents ac­cord­ing to in­ter­na­tion­al cri­ter­ia in or­der to meet com­fort and in­door air qual­ity cri­ter­ia. In the cer­ti­fic­a­tion pro­cess, PHI of­fers con­sul­ta­tions for man­u­fac­tur­ers to meet this cri­ter­ia. The out­put is re­li­able data for in­put in the PHPP and val­id­ated en­ergy bal­ance tools.

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I would like to cer­ti­fy my product

The cer­ti­fic­a­tion of products suit­able for pass­ive houses of­fers vari­ous ad­vant­ages:

  • Qual­ity as­sur­ance for product design of high-per­form­ance build­ings
  • En­trance in­to a grow­ing mar­ket
  • In­creased mar­ket vis­ib­il­ity and product re­cog­ni­tion
  • In­de­pend­ently tested and cer­ti­fied, use of the Pass­ive House Com­pon­ent seal
  • Present­a­tion in Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te com­pon­ent data­base and in­teg­ra­tion in PHPP

Would you like to know more?

You will find the re­quired per­form­ance stand­ar­ds in our con­stantly up­dated cri­ter­ia doc­u­ments as fol­lows:

  • Trans­par­ent com­pon­ents EN | SP | DE
  • Win­dow mount­ing and sun pro­tec­tion sys­tems EN | DE
  • Spacer EN | DE
  • At­tic stair­case EN | DE
  • Con­struc­tion sys­tems EN | SP | DE
  • Facade an­chors EN | DE
  • Air­tight­ness sys­tems EN | DE
  • Vent­il­a­tion sys­tems <600 m³/h EN | DE
  • Sup­ple­ment­ary sheet: mois­ture re­cov­ery EN | DE
  • Sup­ple­ment­ary sheet: frost pro­tec­tion EN | DE
  • Sup­ple­ment­ary sheet: ef­fi­ciency ra­tio EN | DE
  • Sup­ple­ment­ary sheet: hot and very hot cli­mates EN | DE
  • Single-room vent­il­a­tion EN | DE
  • Com­pact heat pump units EN | DE
  • Air source heat pumps: please con­tact us at hvac@pas­ for the most up to date cri­ter­ia
  • Waste wa­ter heat re­cov­ery EN | DE

We would be de­lighted to dis­cuss with you how your product can also be­come a pass­ive house cer­ti­fied com­pon­ent:

If you have any ques­tions about opaque and trans­par­ent com­pon­ents, please send an e-mail to com­pon­ents@pas­

For ques­tions about HVAC sys­tems, please send an e-mail to hvac@pas­