Passive House is a leading low energy building standard. An important tool for designing Passive House buildings is the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP). This book, supported by the International Passivhaus Institute, is a manual to be used in conjunction with the PHPP, and sets out clear and easy-to-follow steps to inputting and understanding a building in PHPP. This fully-revised second edition provides essential updates on the latest version of the Planning Package, PHPP9. The aim of this book is to provide a platform from which architects, designers and students can utilise the PHPP as a design tool.

A short, pragmatic guide ideal for the time-poor (it will save them weeks of trawling through the PHPP).

A very visual guide – more emphasis on diagrams and images than words – so will appeal to architects.

Can be used by practitioners or students, and opens up PHPP to less technical users – it does not require prior low-energy or Passive House experience.