The Growing Influence of Passive House on North America’s Energy Codes

On June 3rd, California’s Codes and Standards (CASE) team released a list of measures it will explore for the 2022 code cycle. The list includes a proposal to explore a ‘Passive House Prescriptive Pathway’ in the Single Family category, reflecting a growing influence on energy code development being exerted by the Passive House standard in …

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PHPPv9 Passive House Energy Modeling Software Adopted by British Columbia Building Code

The Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) v. 9, or newer, has been formally approved for use under the 2018 Building Code for the Canadian Province of British Columbia. This announcement follows the recent confirmation of the PHPP as a reliable modeling tool, validated by Standard 140-2011 – an ASHRAE protocol designed to verify the outputs …

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