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Resource: Strategic report on mechanisms to support the development of the passive house market

Name of organisation: IEE project "Passive On" reviewed by Consorzio Nazionale CasaQualità (I)

Type of ressource: guidance documents

Addressed barriers:

  • technical
  • financial
  • skills/ knowledge gap
  • legislative

Addressed users:

  • building owner
  • design team
  • public decision maker


  • French
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese

Process stage:

  • design phase (project briefing)


Project Management Capacity Building


This document reports a series of mechanisms supporting the market development of passive homes. The reported mechanisms present different impact on the market: some of them mainly aiming to shifting the market shares and others aiming at pulling the markets towards greater energy performance.
These proposed supportive mechanisms had been developed by 6 action sheets addressing six major themes.
Each sheet provides the context and describes the existing advantages and barriers regarding a particular theme and then makes specific recommendations aimed to speed up the development of the market.
The six action sheets focus on: (1) undertaking pilot projects, (2) certification issues, (3) developing training, (4) developing financial mechanisms, (5) boosting communication and information activities and (6) supporting passive design in regulation.



This review of existing policies and proposals to speed up the diffusion of low energy homes in partner countries is include on the Passive-ON CD