A passive house is all about energy use and comfort. To verify that the desired performance is achieved, it must be designed for, quantified, and verified throughout construction. Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is a powerful and accurate energy-modeling tool that helps a designer analyze the architectural design of the project and integrate all elements into the design of the home.
Every detail of the home is entered into the PHPP software and assessed as to how it will affect the energy performance. This includes wall thickness, R- or U-values, thermal bridges, airtightness, ventilation sizing, windows, solar orientation, climate and energy gains and losses. Nothing is left to chance.
When construction commences, the production team doesn’t have to make any field assumptions regarding materials or systems, as all details have been worked out in advance to achieve the Passive House energy goals.