Certification Procedures and Tools

The final report of WP3.4 sets out the PEP partners' proposals for certification of PassivHaus dwellings. The report identifies the benefits of a 'supply chain' approach for certification, which involves certification, and hence the control of quality, of the design process, the construction process, and the post construction inspection and testing of a PassivHaus. However, the PEP partners recognise that with the current state of the PassivHaus market, it would be difficult to introduce such a 'supply chain' approach in many countries. The PEP partners have, therefore, also proposed a simpler scheme for the current emerging market scenario. This scheme involves the verification of the 'as built' design in accordance with the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) by a competent PEP partner and confirmation of the airtightness of the completed building by a fan pressurization test performed in accordance with EN 13829 by an accredited organisation or an organisation recognised as competent by the PEP partner.

Full Report [PDF 684kb: English]
Rapport Final [PDF 219kb: French]

The final report of WP3.8 sets out the approach for the PEP Partners to the certification of products and technologies used in Passive House designs. The report reviews the benefits of certification of the products, materials and technologies used in Passive House designs and identifies windows and glazed facades, exterior doors and heat recovery ventilation units as those for which certification is considered most practical and beneficial. Certification criteria for these products are then proposed along with the appropriate standards and test methods.

Passive House Components Certification [PDF 727kb: English]

To view reports with translated Foreword please visit the National Information section.