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Resource: National Information Packages on Passive houses

Name of organisation: IEE project "PEP" reviewed by VMSW

Type of ressource: guidance documents

Addressed barriers:

  • technical
  • low motivation
  • legislative
  • skills/ knowledge gap

Addressed users:

  • building user (social housing organization)
  • design team
  • project manager
  • contractor
  • public decision maker


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  • Dutch

Process stage:

  • national/ regional strategy development
  • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
  • design phase (project briefing)
  • construction phase (construction briefing)


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The resource is also accessed through the main website and by following the 'InfoPack' link. You can view each section via the navigation menu on the left side. The information packs for architects, energy and structural designers include typical specifications for passive houses such as air tightness, U-values and thermal mass. Plus a checklist is provided for each professional. Advice for municipalities includes a discussion of how energy efficiency for an entire community can be achieved through master planning, plus details of the international standards that passive house products must meet. This tool will allow those involved in the development of a passive house, or community of passive houses, to proceed in an informed manner, with an understanding of the steps involved, the issues that must be accounted for and the typical standards and performance that must be aimed for.
The available sections are: INtroduction to passive house, municipality guide, architect's guide, energy deingner's guide, structural designers's guide, developer's guide.