Resources from PHINZ
An accessible guide for people planning to build a new home – learn all about the health, comfort and quality benefits of a Passive House. This concise guide also has the details of what sets Passive House apart, the stages of a Passive House project and much more.
Low-res version of the above guide in case you want to email it.
A visual guide to assist with terminology when referring to a project or talking about the Passive House Standard. See also “Claiming the Passive House standard”
A technical briefing document outlining relevant NZ law and clarifying PHINZ’s position on claims of the “Passive House Standard” and how the terms “Passive House” and “Passivhaus” should be used in Aotearoa NZ.
See also “How do I refer to my project?”
A checklist for our members to help advocate for Passive House by communicating its proven benefits using accurate and compelling story-telling.
A guide on how to calculate linear thermal bridges in Passive Houses with THERM (v1c)
A guide listing all the requirements for testing and measuring airtightness in NZ, to comply with AS/NZS ISO 9972:2015 and the Passive House standard
The PHINZ position paper on what a Certified Passive House is, the status of housing in New Zealand, issues with the NZ Building Code as it stands and issues with other suggested approaches to improving it
Papers and presentations from the South Pacific Passive House Conference 2017 for download.
Q&A with Chris Higgins (Green Building Planner for the City of Vancouver), Emma Osmundsen (Managing Director Exeter City Living Ltd.) Hosted by Kara Rosemeier (PHINZ) with special guest Alex Baker (Sustainability Programme Manager at Kāinga Ora)
Resources from other organisations
An informational brochure created by iPHA on the benefits and requirements of Passive Houses
A guide from the Passivhaus Trust which highlights the key aspects of designing to the Passivhaus standard and the do’s and don’ts on how to successfully build a Passivhaus
An introductory guide from the Passivhaus Trust which provides an overview of the Passivhaus standard, how it can be achieved, how to get started
Not only new buildings! This document from the Passive House Institute Germany highlights the benefits of a Passive House for existing buildings as well
A publication from the Passivhaus Trust which addresses some of the questions and misconceptions that have been raised around Passivhaus
This document contains the complete criteria for the energy standards for buildings as defined by the Passive House Institute (PHI).
Passive House Institute (Germany) brochure on Expertise for Architects, Engineers and Tradespeople. PHINZ provides training in Aotearoa NZ through the Passive House Academy NZ