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In Central European Climate there is a lot of practical experience on how to build Passive Houses. But it would be a pitfall just to apply the Central European Passive House design, especially the details used for insulation, windows and ventilation and just copy these to a completely different situation because
Therefore, the specific solution for a Passive House has to be adapted to the country and the climate under consideration.
|The principle remains the same - the details have to be adapted.
This statement can be taken as the general rule governing the design of Passive Houses in all climates around the globe.
This maps shows you, which places on earth - apart from Central-Europe with its cool-temperate climate - have already been investigated by the Passive House Institute
with a focus on the construction of Passive Houses.
|The links in this chart lead to the articles Passipedia provides to the corresponding climate zones:|
|climate zones|| investigated region,
country or city
|warm climates||South-West Europe
|hot, dry climates||Las Vegas|
|hot, humid climates||Dubai|
|subtropical, mild climates|| Tokyo / Hyakuri
|tropical climates|| Salvador da Bahia, Mumbai, Singapore
Read more about the studies Passive Houses for different climate zones and Passive Houses in tropical climates
A variety of built examples - Certified Passive Houses and EnerPHit retrofits - can be found here
Information on the climate dependent criteria for Passive House suitable transparent buildings components is available on the website of the Passive House Institute
NEW! Clickable map / Passive House at a glance
Which components are needed to achieve the Passive House Standard / EnerPHit Standard in my European region?