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Passive houses

The conditions for the construction of a passive house have become the leading standard for the construction of energy-saving buildings on a global scale! Originally for residential buildings in the Central European climate, today it is used all over the world and for various types of buildings. It is a standard that has been developing rapidly since 1990, is gaining more and more popularity, and already complies with the EU Commission's goals for "Nearly Zero Energy Building" (2020).


The standard for the construction of a passive house presents the requirements for ensuring



Passive house is not a brand, it is a method of construction that has been proven in practice and is accessible to everyone. A passive house is not only an energy-saving construction, it is distinguished by:

  • more than 90% lower energy consumption than average built buildings. Energy consumption is less than 1.5 l of heating oil per m2 of heated surface per year! We will be able to heat it even in the biggest crisis!

  • significantly improved comfort, since in a passive house we use the existing heat of bodies and solar radiation, in a way that allows the construction of a building with very simplified heating devices

  • special windows and effective thermal insulation in the roof, walls and floor retain heat in the house

  • a ventilation device with heat recovery ensures uniform fresh air without drafts


Passive houses achieve their energy savings due to the efficiency of the thermal envelope and due to the effective ventilation of the building. Savings are made everywhere, except for comfort - it is even significantly improved.


Because of the above, a passive house represents an excellent protection against rising energy costs and a paying opportunity on the way to energy independence for the investor, whether the investor is a young family, company, municipality or country - anywhere in the world.


In Slovenia, I meet all the conditions for the economically efficient construction of passive houses:

  • I have been a certified passive house designer since 2009

  • I offer suitable materials and equipment

  • I train contractors

  • I supervise the implementation of details and measure the air permeability of buildings

  • the public institution Ekosklad offers state financial incentives (subsidies)

Peter Golob inž. gr. svetuje:

" Pošljite mi vaše načrte arhitekture! Po pregledu lahko svetujem, kako naprej! Sem PHI certificiran projektant/ svetovalec od leta 2009. S 25 leti izkušenj v projektiranju in gradnji pasivnih hiš, vam lahkoo zelo pomagam".

Certificiran svetovalec gradnje pasivnih hiš

Useful links:

  • Passivhaus Institute, Darmstadt

  • IPHA - International PH Federation

  • Passipedia

  • Certified components


It is a program (software) for designing a passive house. After carefully entering all the relevant data of the designed house, we get a report on the energy efficiency of the house with information on whether the building meets the criteria for a passive house or not. In experienced hands, the program is a tool for determining the composition of the building's thermal envelope (materials, windows, doors, ...) and household appliances or. mechanical installations of heating and ventilation of the building. It is in a similar role as the GPS device in the car, which leads us to the inserted or of the set goal.

The program is distinguished by its ease of use (excel), which misleads many. The accuracy and reality of the data entered is the key to a reliable result and to meeting the investor's expectations. The PHPP statement is a condition for receiving the EKOSKLAD subsidy.



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