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Promotion of European Passive Houses

The objective of the PEP project is to promote the potential of the European Passive House concept in Europe by the development of information packages and design tools for passive houses, the organization of (inter)national workshops, symposia and conferences and the set up of an international passive house website.

The term 'Passive House' refers to a construction standard, that aims to reduce the heating needs in housing to a point where conventional heating systems are no longer necessary.


PEP was completed in December 2007

European Embedding of Passive Houses [PDF 2Mb English]



European Commission Directorate-General for Energy and Transport EIE 2003-030, related to SAVE, ALTENER, STEER and Horizontal Key Actions 2-4. (EIE/04/030/SO7.39990)