Our team


Passive House Institute is the lead partner of the outPHit project. As the creator of the Passive House Standard and later, the EnerPHit Standard for deep retrofits, the Institute bundles more than 30 years of experience in the field high performance, cost-effective construction. The institute carries out research, simulations, quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation, training, and communication as well as project support, design and implementation for Passive House buildings and deep retrofits.

The International Passive House Association (iPHA) is a global network of Passive House stakeholders under the direction of the Passive House Institute. Comprising architects, planners, scientists, suppliers, manufacturers, contractors and property developers, it works to promote the Passive House Standard and foster a greater public understanding of its significance. iPHA encourages the exchange of Passive House knowledge, communicating with the media, the general public and the entire range of construction professionals.

Climate Alliance is Europe's largest city network dedicated to comprehensive and equitable climate action, with almost 2,000 members spread across more than 25 countries. Recognising the impact our lifestyles can have on the world's most vulnerable people and places, Climate Alliance pairs local action with global responsibility. For more than 30 years, the network’s member municipalities have been acting in partnership with indigenous rainforest peoples for the benefit of the global climate.

Ecoworks is a young start-up following the vision, CO2-neutral housing for everyone. The company transforms old residential buildings into net zero energy buildings with a combination of Passive House quality deep refurbishment and photovoltaics on the roof, making for an annual energy and CO2 balance of zero. Similar to the Dutch Energiesprong, ecoworks is working with industrialised, prefabricated roof and façade elements to reduce construction time and costs to a minimum.

Energy Efficiency Center – EnEffect Foundation is a non-profit NGO. Its highly skilled professionals are experienced in the development and application of energy efficiency solutions in buildings throughout Bulgaria and abroad. The organisation’s main activities include: assistance to central and local authorities, fundraising, management of the Bulgarian EE & RES Fund, capacity building, networking on the national and regional level and training on the topic of green building.

Hellenic Passive House Institute, a non-profit, member-driven association, has become a leader in Greece on the topic of energy efficient construction on the basis of the Passive House Standard. Through its activities, the institute promotes the reduction of building energy use and carbon emissions while prioritising health and living comfort as the main principles of Passive House design.

Neue Heimat Tirol is involved in the real estate management of some 19,600 apartments throughout Tirol. The company is a pioneer in the refurbishment and preservation of building fabrics as well as the associated improvements in quality of life. NHT places a focus on reducing maintenance expenses, especially heating costs, with highly innovative thermal insulation technologies and the installation of solar panels on almost every retrofitted building.

Passief Bouwen is the Dutch representative of the Passive House Institute for the certification of buildings that meet the Passive House requirements. Its main activities include educating architects and building professionals, stimulating energy efficient buildings, initiating new projects with housing companies, developers and investors and promoting the Passive House concept at exhibitions and seminars.

PROPASSIF is dedicated to supporting activities such as certification and training for Passive House development. Since 2009, it has facilitated the promotion of Passive House knowledge throughout France and abroad, for example in Canada, Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Starting with certification and training, it has also developed the technical know-how to support a variety of R&D projects.

The University of Innsbruck’s Unit for Energy Efficient Buildings is works on energy efficiency in buildings. A main focus of research is the Passive House concept as well as Passive House components for both new builds and retrofits. The unit’s main expertise lies in the field of building physics and dynamic simulation as well as laboratory and field measurements. The team is specialised in heat and moisture transport, building construction acoustics and efficient daylight utilisation as well as ventilation and HVAC systems.

VAND arquitectura is small business founded in 2015 with a focus on new concepts for health, energy efficiency and decarbonisation in the 21th century buildings. The organisation carries out research as well as the implementation of new builds and refurbishments in line with the Passive House concept. VAND’s work is split between design, energy consultancy and the construction of various building types; manufacturer support; and training in the field of energy efficient construction.