Component Certification Overview
As an independent authority, the Passive House Institute tests and certifies products in respect of their suitability for use in Passive Houses. Products that carry the Certified Passive House Component seal have been tested according to uniform criteria; they are comparable in terms of their specific values and are of excellent quality regarding energy efficiency. Their use facilitates the designer’s task and contributes significantly to ensuring the faultless functioning of the resultant Passive House.
Product Categories Include:
- Opaque Components: wall systems, balcony connectors, facade anchors
- Transparent Components: windows, doors, curtain wall
- Services: ventilation, heat pumps
A complete list of PHI certified components can be found at here.
See the criteria for component certification here.