Looking for Passive House certification for your high performance products?
Passive House Canada facilitates Passive House Institute (PHI) certification for components, wall systems and other high performance building materials. Our highly trained technical experts can provide you with energy and performance modelling, providing you with the data required for PHI certification.
Products that hold the Passive House Component certification have been tested for quality assurance and reliability with regards to energy performance, comfort, and indoor air quality criteria.
Benefits of Component Certification
Certification means visibility. Manufacturers who have certified their components are authorized to use the “Certified Passive House Component” seal for their products.
Because certified components are included in the international PHI database and integrated into PHPP energy modelling software, these components and their manufacturers enjoy markedly increased market visibility and product recognition.
While use of certified products is not required for Passive House building certification, PHI-certified components have their performance data readily available for designers to perform energy modeling with PHPP.
Our promise to you
Passive House Canada will provide thorough, expert consultation and facilitation throughout the component certification process with PHI, well as calculations of all component, junction, and thermal bridge models.
After initial certification fees, PHI levies a yearly fee to maintain your component’s presence in its international database. Manufacturers of PHI-certified components are also visible on the Passive House Canada website.
Interested? Take the next step by contacting Passive House Canada’s Technical Team Lead, Cameron Laidlaw.
Criteria for Passive House Component certification
Fenestration (Transparent Building Envelope)
Transparent Components/Window Certification
Windows facing the sun gain more solar energy than they lose by heat transmission.
- Window frames
- Frames for fixed glazing
- Sliding doors
- Entry doors
- Curtain wall systems
- Sloped curtain wall systems
- Roof windows
- Sun protection
Building Assemblies (Opaque Building Envelope)
Well insulated walls are essential for keeping the warmth inside – or outside when it's hot. Construction systems
- Attic staircase
- Facade Anchor
- EnerPHit insulation systems (for retrofits)
- Airtightness systems
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (Building Services)
- Building Service Components
Small ventilation systems (Capacity ≤ 600m³/h)
The ventilation system ensures that fresh air gets into the house while keeping the heat inside with the help of an air exchanger.
Large ventilation systems (Capacity > 600m³/h)
The ventilation system ensures that fresh air gets into the house while keeping the heat inside with the help of an air exchanger. (Detailed testing protocols available to manufacturers on request [email protected])
The ventilation system ensures that fresh air gets into the house while keeping the heat inside with the help of an air exchanger. Requirements and testing procedures for single-room ventilation
- Classification of filter efficiencies according to ISO 16890
Compact heat pump units
Compact heat pump units provide hot water and heating in combination with a ventilation system that ensures that fresh air gets into the house while keeping the heat inside with the help of a heat exchanger. Compact units
- Air to air heat pumps
Warm water heat recovery
A certified drain water recovery can reduce the amount of heating energy for showering by about 30 to 60 %. drain water heat recovery