Building Authority

Passive Houses are certified products that include standardized construction procedures. Third party certification and testing represents an accepted way of demonstrating conformance with standards and other requirements. The certification scheme includes the following standards:

Element

Standard

Calculation of U-values for building components and elements

EN ISO 6946 (excluding ground floors)

Calculation of U-values for glass structures.

EN ISO 673

Calculation of U-values for ground floors

EN ISO 13370

Calculation of thermal values for building materials and products 1)

EN ISO 10456

Windows and Doors
U-value:

Calculation EN ISO 10077-1 and 2
Measurement prEN ISO DIS 12567 -1/2

Radiation properties (glass):

Solar factor EN 410; Light transmittance prEN 13363

Air permeability

Test method EN ISO 1026
Classification EN ISO 12207-1

Non-repeating/linear thermal bridges

EN ISO 10211-2

Thermal performance of windows, doors and shutters. Determination of thermal transmittance by hot box method. Part 2: Frames

EN 12412-2

Thermal insulation. Determination of steady-state thermal transmission properties. Calibrated and guarded hot box

En-ISO 8990

Thermal performance of building materials and products. Determination of thermal resistance by means of guarded hot plate and heat flow meter methods. Products of high and medium thermal resistance

EN 12667

Thermal performance of building materials and products. Determination of thermal resistance by means of guarded hot plate and heat flow meter methods. Thick products of high and medium thermal resistance

EN 12939

Thermal bridges in building construction. Heat flows and surface temperatures. Part 1: General calculation methods . Part 2: Linear thermal bridges

EN ISO 10211-1 and 2

Calculation method for curtain walling

prEN 13947

1) for interstitial condensation analysis manufacturers information or tabulated values in EN 12524 can be used