Sophisticated modelling software for real-world accuracy
A clear understanding of the calculations and predictions involved in low-energy building relies upon the use of accurate modelling software. Based on dynamic thermal simulations validated by data gathered from hundreds of low-energy buildings, the German Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is the software we use to calculate energy use and CO₂ emissions. PHPP’s level of sophistication enables it to take into account a wide range of variable characteristics which affect heat loss and subsequent energy use, allowing for a superior fit between predicted energy use and real-world performance.
Suitable for both residential and many non-residential applications, PHPP is supported by an AECB training course to help you get the most from this software.
The Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) is a design tool produced by the Passivhaus Intitut Germany for use by building architects and designers. PHPP incorporates the energy specifications for quality-approved Passivhaus buildings from the Institut in a manual and CD-Rom. PHPP contains a series of tools for:
- Calculating energy balances
- Designing comfortable ventilation
- Calculating the heat load
- Summer comfort calculations
- Other useful tools for reliable design of Passivhaus dwellings
The software and user manual are now available directly from the AECB for £150.00 inc. VAT. Please allow seven days for delivery.
PHPP is supported by a training course to help you get the most from this software, see Carbonlite Training page for more details
Please note that the PHPP 7 (2012) is subject to copyright and a resellers' agreement. If the software is being used by more than one person then additional copies should be purchased for each person using it.
If the software and manual does not meet your expectations and is returned in its original wrapper in good condition, we will refund your payment less a 20% handling charge. This does not affect your statutory rights.
Please note that we have been advised there is a new English version due out in summer 2013 so you may wish to delay your purchase until the new issue is out as, at this stage, we do not know what the position will be regarding upgrades.