PHPP and DesignPH Software
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.
PHPP Software at the discounted price is for AECB and Passivhaus Trust Members only. Standard prices for non members are listed below.
designPH is a plugin for the popular 3D design software SketchUp and the new, interactive and graphically oriented input interface for PHPP.
The Software is available for Apple (Mac OS X) and Windows operating systems (Microsoft Windows XP,
Windows 7 or 8.1 ) and requires a full version of the PHPP software to be able to use it.
See http://www.designph.org/FAQ for full details of the features and software requirements.
Prices (excluding VAT) :
- Upgrade from PHPP7 or 8 to PHPP9 PLUS designPH plugin: £210 +VAT
- NEW PHPP9 PLUS designPH plugin :£280 +VAT
- If you already have a copy of PHPP9 you can buy the designPH plugin at £170 +VAT
Please note that if you do not have a copy of PHPP you cannot purchase designPH on its own.
Prices (excluding VAT) for NON MEMBERS:
- Upgrade from PHPP7 or 8 to PHPP9 PLUS designPH plugin: £290 +VAT
- NEW PHPP9 PLUS designPH plugin :£330 +VAT
- If you already have a copy of PHPP9 you can buy the designPH plugin only at £200 +VAT
The Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) version 9 English (2015) is a design tool produced by the Passivhaus Institut 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
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 and designPH are 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.
A reduced rate is available to existing purchasers of previous versions. If you wish to take advantage of this reduced price select the item upgrade to version 9 from version 7 or 8 and please note that we will check that we have evidence of a previous purchase .
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