Passive House Low Energy Building Certification is an internationally recognized building certification. Achieving the Low Energy Building designation can provide a project team with the experience and knowledge to obtain Passive House Classic and higher levels of certification in future projects. It can be a viable alternative to Passive House Classic certification where form factor, component supply, or authorities having jurisdiction impede reaching such levels of performance.

Helpful documents to read:

Building Certification Guide

Criteria for the Passive House, EnerPHit
and PHI Low Energy Building Standard



For a building to be certified as a Passive House Low Energy Building, it must meet the following main criteria:

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Certification Process

To start the certification process you will need to engage a certifier approved by the Passive House Institute, ideally at the start of a project, as any problems identified early can be easily corrected. However, please note that certification can also be applied after a building is completed.