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Criteria for Passive House Component certification

Component Certification

Flyer component certification
( pdf 822 KB)

Transparent building envelope

Flyer window certification
( pdf 907 KB)
Transparent components
  • Window frames
  • Frames for fixed glazing
  • Sliding doors
  • Entry doors
  • Curtain wall systems
  • Sloped curtain wall systems
  • Roof windows
  • Skylights
  • Glazing

Sun protection, fall protection and window installation systems
( pdf 473 KB)

  • Sun protection (roller shutter / external blinds), fall protection
    and window installation systems
( pdf 322 KB)

  • Spacer

Attic staircase
( pdf 925 KB)

  • Attic staircase

Transparent building envelope – criteria in Spanish

Componentes transparentes
( pdf 407 KB)
  • Componentes transparentes y elementos
    practicables en la envolvente térmica – Información, criterios y fórmulas para
    Certificación de Componentes Passivhaus


Opaque building envelope

Construction systems
( pdf 228 KB)


  • Wall and construction systems
  • Floor slab insulation systems
  • ICF for roof parapets
  • Balcony connections
  • Window connections
Renovation systems
( pdf 709 KB)

  • Renovation systems

EnerPHit insulation systems (for retrofits)
( pdf 276 KB)

  • EnerPHit insulation systems (for retrofits)

Façade Anchor
( pdf 523 KB)

  • Façade Anchor

Column connection and wall junction
( pdf 319 KB)

  • Column connection and wall junction

Requirements for airtightness systems
( pdf 345 KB)

  • Airtightness systems

Equivalent thermal conductivities
( pdf 464 KB)

  • The Passive House Institute has written a guide on how to correctly calculate equivalent thermal conductivities, as an addition to the opaque building system criteria.
Interior insulation systems (German)
( pdf 257 KB)

  • Interior insulation systems (Criteria currently only available in German language. For other countries please contact )

Opaque building envelope – criteria in Spanish

Sistemas constructivos opacos
( pdf 269 KB)

  • Sistemas constructivos opacos – Criterios y algoritmos para componentes certificados Passivhaus

Building Services

Flyer certification building service compoents
( pdf 177 KB)

Requirments and testing protocol
( pdf 299 KB)

Supplementary sheet moisture Recovery
( pdf 102 KB)

Supplementary sheet Frost Protection
( pdf 101 KB)

Supplementary sheet efficiency ratio
( pdf 70 KB)

Supplementary sheet hot and very hot climates
( pdf 109 KB)

  • Small ventilation systems
    (Capacity ≤ 600m³/h)

Detailed testing protocols available to manufacturers on request mail[at]

  • Large ventilation systems
    (Capacity > 600m³/h)

Requirements and testing procedures for single-room ventilation
( pdf 207 KB)

  • Single-room ventilation

Statement to the transition of classification of air filters
( pdf 69 KB)

  • Classification of filter efficiencies according to ISO 16890

Compact units
( pdf 86 KB)
  • Compact heat pump units

Air to air heat pumps
( pdf 134 KB)
  • Air to air heat pumps
Statement interpretation of certificates
( pdf 75 KB)
  • Statement to the correct interpretation of the certificates for ventilation units issued by the Passive House Institute


Drain water heat recovery
( pdf 189 KB)
  • Warm water heat recovery



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