What is the Passivhaus Planning Package?

Passivhaus Planning Package
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The Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP), also known as the Passive House Planning Package, is modelling software developed by the Passivhaus Institute. It is used when designing energy-efficient buildings to calculate their operational energy use and carbon emissions.

The software, which is easy(ish) to use and is based on Microsoft Excel, can be used to inform the design of both new buildings and energy-efficient renovations.

Tara Gbolade

Tara is a Passivhaus designer and co-founder of architectural practice Gbolade Design Studio and won the RIBA Rising Star Award in 2018.