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The passive house - an outdated concept or suitable for export?

The Passivhaus Institut (Passive House Institute) in Darmstadt estimates the number of passive houses built around the world to be 17,500, 13,000 of which are in Germany alone. In Germany and Austria, the passive house has progressed beyond its pioneering phase. Similarly rigorous energy standards have been tried out in Switzerland (Minergie-P) and northern Italy (KlimaHaus Gold) and there are many passive houses in Belgium, Scandinavia and the Czech Republic as well as initial projects in France, the UK, Ireland, Spain, South Africa and the US.

More information on passive houses in the different countries can be found at:

country                      organization                             website

ATIG                          IG Passivhaus          

BE                             Passiefhuis-Platform

CH                             Minergie                  

CH                             IG Passivhaus                   www.igpassivhaus.ch

CZ                        Centrum pasivniho domu

D                              Passivhaus Institut  


GB               Building Research Establishment

HU                            PAOSZ                     

IT                             KlimaHaus                

IT                             Centro di Fisica Edile

IT                           Passivhaus Südtirol (BZ)

IRL                           BRE Ireland              

IRL                           My Passive House    

FR                      La Maison Passive France

FR                            Minergie France        

FR                            Effinergie                  


NL                            PH Holland Stichting 

PL                            Dom Pasywny           

RO                           AMVIC Casa viitorului

SE                           Passivhusdagarna     

SP               Plataforma Edificación Passivhaus

SK         Inštitút pre energeticky pasívne domy

USA                    Passive House Institute 

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