Which components are allowed to call themselves passive house components?
The Passive House Institute maintains on its website a list of certified components that can be used for an energy-efficient building. The components are divided into 3 categories: Opaque building envelope, building services and transparent envelope. Passive house certified components are approximately two to four times more efficient than the corresponding commonly used products.
Products that carry the certificate “Passive House suitable components” are tested according to uniform criteria, are comparable in terms of their characteristic values and are of excellent energy quality. Their use makes the planner’s task much easier and contributes significantly to ensuring the perfect functioning of the resulting passive house.