Welt­wei­te Pas­siv­haus-Re­gio­nen


Van­cou­ver, Bri­tish Co­lum­bia
Um in Van­cou­ver so­zia­le Wohn­bau­ten er­rich­ten zu kön­nen, müs­sen stren­ge Vor­ga­ben er­füllt wer­den. Mit dem Pas­siv­haus gel­ten die­se Vor­ga­ben als er­füllt. Des wei­te­ren wer­den zer­ti­fi­zier­te Pas­siv­haus-Kom­po­nen­ten an­er­kannt und be­nö­ti­gen kei­ne wei­te­re Ge­neh­mi­gung durch ka­na­di­sche Be­hör­den: Green Buil­dings Po­li­cy for Re­zo­ning
The ci­ty of Van­cou­ver is loo­king first and fo­re­mo­st at re­mo­ving bar­ri­ers to Pas­si­ve Hou­se Con­struc­ti­on. A March 2015 let­ter from Van­cou­ver to Can­PHI-West is­su­es such a cla­ri­fi­ca­ti­on, in one in­stan­ce ac­cep­ting Pas­si­ve Hou­se In­sti­tu­te win­dow cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on in lieu of NFRC or CSA tests.
Read the me­mo he­re.
Hou­sing De­sign and Tech­ni­cal Gui­de­li­nes for the Ci­ty of Van­cou­ver
The  gui­de­li­nes are for use when de­vel­opers pro­vi­de the Ci­ty with So­ci­al Hou­sing Units in re­turn for den­si­ty bo­nu­ses. The de­vel­oper can build hig­her and get mo­re mar­ket units if they pro­vi­de 20% of the units as so­ci­al hou­sing.

Pro­vi­de buil­ding forms and de­sign that in­te­gra­te the con­cepts and per­for­man­ce stan­dards of the in­ter­na­tio­nal Pas­si­ve Hou­se stan­dard, in­clu­ding op­ti­mi­zed en­ve­lo­pe de­sign, op­ti­mi­sed buil­ding mas­sing and ori­en­ta­ti­on, and the use of low de­mand equip­ment to re­du­ce de­mand on fos­sil-fuel ba­sed ener­gy and re­du­ce green­hou­se gas emis­si­ons. Me­cha­ni­cal and con­trol sys­tems should be de­si­gned to be as sim­ple as pos­si­ble to re­du­ce main­te­nance costs and the need for spe­cia­li­zed main­te­nance ex­per­ti­se. De­si­gns should aim to achie­ve Pas­si­ve Hou­se per­for­man­ce stan­dards, in­clu­ding ma­xi­mum hea­ting de­mand of 15 kWh/m2-yr, he­at load of 10 W/m2, coo­ling de­mand of 15k­Wh/m2-yr and pri­ma­ry ener­gy de­mand of 120k­Wh/m2-yr.
Read on pa­ge 21 of the Hou­sing De­sign and Tech­ni­cal Gui­de­li­nes for the Ci­ty of Van­cou­ver.


Bv 2015-06




Bv 2014-03-17


Bv 2014-12-17

Ver­ei­nig­te Staa­ten von Ame­ri­ka

Ma­rin Coun­ty, CA

The Ma­rin Coun­ty Board of Su­per­vi­sors amen­ded their buil­ding co­de in 2013 that in­clu­ded for the first ti­me, on pa­ge 26, the fol­lo­wi­ng de­fi­ni­ti­ons:

"Pas­si­ve Hou­se" means a buil­ding that meets the Pas­si­ve Hou­se stan­dards as de­ve­lo­ped by the Pas­si­ve Hou­se In­sti­tu­te, Ger­ma­ny, pro­vi­ding cost ef­fec­ti­ve ener­gy ef­fi­ci­en­cy, in­door air qua­li­ty, and com­fort through mo­de­ling using the PHPP ener­gy-mo­de­ling pro­gram.

"PHPP means the "Pas­si­ve Hou­se Plan­ning Packa­ge", an ener­gy-mo­de­ling pro­gram de­ve­lo­ped by the Pas­si­ve Hou­se In­sti­tu­te, Ger­ma­ny, used in de­ve­lo­ping buil­dings to the Pas­si­ve Hou­se Stan­dard.

The new co­de en­cou­ra­ges "green buil­ding" by au­t­ho­ri­zing the es­ta­blis­h­ment of in­cen­ti­ves for "green buil­ding com­pli­an­ce". It fur­ther no­tes "The ap­p­li­ca­ble green buil­ding ra­ting sys­tem shall be that which is most re­cent­ly ad­op­ted by Build It Green or the U.S. Green Buil­ding Coun­cil or the Pas­si­ve Hou­se In­sti­tu­te."

The Ma­rin co­de can be found he­re.



Bv 2013-11-12


New York Ci­ty, NY

Ma­yor Bill de Bla­sio an­noun­ced a po­li­cy One City: Built to Last in Sep­tem­ber 2014, to dra­ma­ti­cal­ly re­du­ce green­hou­se gas emis­si­ons from buil­dings ci­ty-wi­de by 2050. The po­li­cy states that New York Ci­ty will look to "Pas­si­ve Hou­se, car­bon neu­tral, or 'ze­ro net ener­gy' stra­te­gies to in­form the stan­dards." In fact, Pas­si­ve Hou­se is the on­ly buil­ding ener­gy ef­fi­ci­en­cy stan­dard no­ted in the plan – a ta­cit ack­now­ledg­ment that other ef­fi­ci­en­cy stan­dards such as Ener­gy Star and ASHRAE 90.1 fail to meet the im­pe­ra­ti­ve to re­du­ce ener­gy pro­por­tio­na­te to mit­i­ga­te cli­ma­te change whi­le pro­du­cing re­si­li­ent buil­dings that ad­dress the need for cli­ma­te ad­ap­ta­ti­on too.

Read the who­le po­li­cy re­port here, and the NYPH press re­lea­se here.






Bv 2014-12-18


Lower Man­hat­tan, NYC, NY

Com­mu­ni­ty Board One in dow­n­town Man­hat­tan, an im­port­ant ci­vic lea­der, in­cor­po­ra­ting the World Tra­de Cen­ter, Wall Street, Ci­ty Hall and Chi­na­town are­as, in De­cem­ber 2014 over­whel­min­gly pas­sed a re­so­lu­ti­on in sup­port of the In­ter­na­tio­nal Pas­si­ve Hou­se Stan­dard. It reads in part: "...CB 1 sup­ports the in­ves­ti­ga­ti­on of the im­ple­men­ta­ti­on of the PH Stan­dard for its po­ten­ti­al ap­p­li­ca­ti­on to new con­struc­ti­on and re­no­va­ti­on in our com­mu­ni­ty. It al­so en­cou­ra­ges the com­ple­ti­on of a pu­blic pro­ject in Lower Man­hat­tan to de­mons­tra­te a ze­ro-net ener­gy stan­dard and cost sa­ving po­ten­ti­als..."

Read the who­le re­so­lu­ti­on here.


The Buil­ding Co­des Di­vi­si­on is­su­ed a State­wi­de Co­de In­ter­pre­ta­ti­on in 2011 to the ques­ti­on "Does the Pas­si­ve Hou­se Stan­dard meet the in­tent of the Re­ach Co­de?" with the ans­wer; "Yes, A buil­ding con­struc­ted to the Pas­si­ve Hou­se Stan­dard meets the ener­gy ef­fi­ci­en­cy re­qui­re­ments of the Re­ach Co­de."

See the in­ter­pre­ta­ti­on here.


The Penn­syl­va­nia Hou­sing Fi­nance Agen­cy (PHFA), for­med by the Penn­syl­va­nia le­gis­la­ture to pro­vi­de af­for­da­ble ho­meow­ner­ship, now pro­vi­des in­cen­ti­ves for Pas­si­ve Hou­se com­pli­an­ce of mul­ti-fa­mi­ly buil­dings. Un­der hea­ding of "Ener­gy Ef­fi­ci­en­cy Goals", Pas­si­ve Hou­se is the on­ly stan­dard lis­ted, rea­ding in part; "The de­ve­lop­ment meets/will meet Pas­si­ve Hou­se Cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on (na­tio­nal­ly or in­ter­na­tio­nal­ly) for ener­gy ef­fi­ci­en­cy." Al­so, "All third par­ty con­sul­tants must be Pas­si­ve Hou­se cer­ti­fied."

See the in­itia­ti­ve web­pa­ge he­re, and par­ti­al do­cu­ment he­re.

San Fran­cis­co, CA

The San Fran­cis­co Plan­ning De­part­ment is­su­ed new gui­de­li­nes in Oc­to­ber, 2014, gi­ving pre­fe­ren­ti­al tre­at­ment to "green buil­ding" in­clu­ding Pas­si­ve Hou­se, na­ming "Cer­ti­fied Pas­si­ve Hou­se Cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on or Ener­PHIT Cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on by the In­ter­na­tio­nal Pas­si­ve Hou­se In­sti­tu­te...".

Read the who­le do­cu­ment here.