designPH PRO

designPH PRO

3D energy efficiency planning tool for professionals

designPH PRO is the ideal addition to the Passive House Planning Package and has the following advantages:

  •     plugin for the well-known modelling software Google/Trimble SketchUp 3D
  •     project data input and 3D display of the building envelope
  •     automatic analysis and preliminary calculation of the heating demand
  •     3D editing and optimisation of the building design
  •     geometrical data of the building envelope incl. shading and used components
        (windows, U-values, etc.) can be exported into PHPP

The latest version of designPH does not just ensure compatibility with PHPP 9 - one of the new features includes
automatic identification and calculation of the shading parameters even during the analysis with the 3D tool,
therefore optimisation of a building's shading parameters is already possible in designPH.

What is included?
To design a Passive House and make a full analysis, designPH PRO should be used in conjunction with PHPP.
Therefore you can only get designPH PRO either as a package with PHPP 9
or as part of an upgrade if you are already a PHPP customer.

  1. You are new to designPH and PHPP:
    buying the the bundle of designPH PRO and PHPP 9 with its excellent price-performance ratio you will get:
    • a printed PHPP 9 manual (234 pages) plus CD with full PHPP 9 software on it.
    • the designPH PRO plugin for Trimble 3D SketchUp* software (* extra download at Trimble website).
    • free updates* and patches at designph.org (* within the purchased major version).
    • access to designPH online manual and instructions including actively maintained user forums and FAQs
    • user account and user support via forum at designph.org is included.

  2. You are already using PHPP (purchased at Passive House Institute or official reseller):
    you will just have to get the designPH PRO plugin:
    • the designPH PRO plugin for Trimble 3D SketchUp* software (* extra download at Trimble website).
    • free updates* and patches at designph.org (* within the purchased major version).
    • access to designPH online manual and instructions including actively maintained user forums and FAQs
    • user account and user support via forum at designph.org is included.


Details on currently provided version, features and prices please see here.