Passive House certified

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about passive House certified

Project • By Cascadia Windows & DoorsCommunity Centres

825 Pacific Street Passive House

This multi-purpose arts and culture hub, located at 825 Pacific Street, is a seven-storey core-and-shell development which will be operated by a not-for-profit arts organization. Caption Caption Caption Caption More

Product • By Cascadia Windows & DoorsUniversal Series Windows & Doors

Universal Series Windows & Doors

The Universal Series offers a patented, high-performance fiberglass solution for window wall, windows and doors, and storefront glazing. Designed and manufactured in North America, the Universal Series™ features an innovative, commercial-grade fiberglass frame boasting 100%-250% improved thermal performance compared to traditional aluminum windows. Custom configured and built to meet project requirements — and available in virtually any color — the Universal Series™ allows developers and architects to dramatically improve the overall thermal performance of buildings, without sacrificing glazing area. More

Project • By Jackson Clements Burrows ArchitectsUniversities

Gillies Hall

Peninsula campus is the third largest of Monash’s urban campuses, and comprises the University’s major presence in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region.   Gillies Hall provides 150 self-contained studio student apartments across six levels, two ground-floor apartments for residential support, and ground-floor common spaces for all 250 on-campus residential students. It is the largest Passive House certified (PHC) building in the southern hemisphere, Australia’s first student accommodation built to Passive House standards, and one of Australia’s largest cross laminated timber (CLT) projects.   The project demonstrates Passive House as a responsible and viable option for large residential projec... More

Project • By COULSONPrivate Houses

Pays d’en Haut

Climbing the ridge of ancient ledge rock and gazing across Lake Superior, one’s heart is filled with a fierce joy.  It is the irresistible pleasure of the wild and far horizons that gives an expansiveness to the soul and a sense of uncounted centuries.  Pays d’en Haut is the French explorer's name for this land and that feeling.  The great joy of being without boundaries…of exploration…of equilibrium with nature.   This renovated home in Northern Minnesota acts as a vessel for those feelings. Boundaries removed, vistas cleanly framed, surrounding development screened, doors opened to new exterior rooms, and a smooth cascading flow between spaces, floors, and terraces.  The passage of time... More

Product • By Raico BautechnikTHERM+ H-I timber curtain wall

THERM+ H-I timber curtain wall

Based on its consistent modular design the THERM+ curtain wall system provides you with almost unlimited possible combinations using its various components. With this unique flexibility you will find the most suitable, safe, viable and economic for every individual project.   Product benefits THERM+ H-I- Passive house certified in system widths 50, 56 and 76- Maximum thermal insulation with insulating block variant down to Um,t =0.76 W/(m²K) including screw influence- Two types of screw fixed aluminium base profiles; with or without profile locator- Screw fixings officially endorsed by European Technical Approval, for timber productderivatives having widths of 50 mm- Quick and easy fitting of the base profiles; also suitable fo... More

Project • By Talina Edwards ArchitectureBanks

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Talina Edwards Architecture recently won the Sustainability Medal at the 2019 Architeam Awards for the Owl Woods Passive House project, and was also an official finalist in the New Home Category at the 2019 Sustainability Awards. Owl Woods Passive House has been described as one of the most unique and beautiful Architecturally-designed Passivhaus homes in Australia. The owners wanted a ‘tree-change’ home that was ‘just-enough’ in terms of size, whilst also being comfortable, sustainable, functional, flexible, healthy and beautiful. The architectural response was inspired by the surrounding bushland and farming land. The design echoes a cluster of farm-sheds or birdhouses, whilst also being reminiscent of a Scottish... More

Product • By PURSO BUILDING SYSTEMSECO90 passive house certified window

ECO90 passive house certified window

With Purso ECO90 windows you are able to reach extremely low U-values with simple construction. These cost efficient aluminium window solutions guarantees you a benefit when designing and building long lasting and energy efficient buildings or renovating old buildings to meet today’s energy efficiency demands. Different window options are fixed window, inward open window and starting from beginning of 2017 also outward open window. During the spring 2017 we are fulfilling Purso ECO-product family with ECO90 Passive House certified sliding door. All ECO90 products are passive house certified! More

Project • By b9 architectsPrivate Houses


VIEW HAUS 5 is Seattle’s first PassivHaus-constructed townhome project. It is an innovative approach to infill development on a typical Seattle 40-foot wide lot. Centrally located in the Madison Valley neighborhood, View Haus 5 was named for its five distinct home designs that share views of the Cascade Mountains while committing to the rigorous German standard for energy efficiency. Featuring one certified PassivHaus unit, all View Haus 5 units comply with the rigorous standards for design and construction set by the Passive House Institute US, requiring high-efficiency doors and windows, increased insulation, continuous air sealing and mechanical ventilation. The project provides a site-specific thoughtful solution to density on a typ... More

Project • By Behnisch ArchitektenApartments


The Children’s Daycare Centre situated in the public plaza of Schwetzinger Terrasse is one of the first buildings to be realised in Heidelberg’s new city district known as „Bahnstadt“. Schwetzinger Terrasse is located at the intersection of the city with the landscape, and is intended to function as an attractive urban space that can be used in a variety of ways. Daycare centres are places of social encounter and play an important role in society and public life. They therefore play an important role within this urban context. The daycare centre’s unique shape gives it the sense of a solitary building that evokes the semblance of an island. Upon entering the Centre, one reaches a generous lobby that is bathed in daylight, with part of t... More

Project • By Franz&SueSecondary Schools


More room for educationPreviously, students from Deutsch-Wagram in Lower Austria who wanted to attend a secondary academic school were obliged to commute to Gänserndorf or Vienna."The school was one of our first bigger projects." Having decided to invest in local education, the town council set up an architecture competition: this called for the design of a new Upper Secondary Academic School with an integrated New Middle School (NMS, lower secondary school), a new double sports hall, and the renovation of the existing Hauptschule (the predecessor of the NMS). The school grounds include a park with a beautiful pond that is used as a play area by the smallest children from the kindergarten and the primary school opposite.Nestling alongs... More