Passive Building 101

The PHIUS+ 2015 Standard makes passive building affordable by targeting the sweet spot between investment and payback to present a cost-effective solution to achieving the most comfortable and efficient building possible for a given climate and location.
5 passive building design principles
Passive building comprises a set of design principles used to attain a rigorous level of energy efficiency that presents the best path to achieving Net Zero and Net Positive.
Blower Door Testing, System Balancing, Thermal Imaging
PHIUS+ is the only passive building certification system that requires third party quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC). The QA/QC process is essential to making the case to investors and stakeholders that your project will successfully achieve modeled levels of performance.
Beach Green North, New York Passive Building Project Ground Breaking
Commit to pursuing PHIUS+ 2015 Passive Building Certification from the project onset to achieve the highest levels of performance and cost-effectiveness.
Orchards at Orenco Architects & Engineers
Successful delivery of a passive building requires close collaboration of all project team members and good cooperation between the design and construction professionals on the project.
State Capitol Building, Austin, Texas
Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) has designed a variety of tools to help policymakers, housing agencies, and energy program managers incentivize passive buildings.

The PHIUS+ 2015 Passive Building Standard certification program is the only passive building certification system requiring third party quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC). The rigorous QA/QC process associated with full certification verifies to investors and program managers that built projects achieve modeled levels of performance.


Climate Data Points - New Climate Specific Passive Building Standard
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