designPH is set to revolutionise the way we use PHPP

Sommer Akadamie designPH & PHPP Workshop [Eng] - Wien

Ihnen ist generell im Sommer fad?

Während andere Urlaub machen, denken Sie an Fortbildung?
Lieber mit 20 Gleichgesinnten im klimatisierten Kursraum, als das Gedrängel am Badesee?

Dann sind Sie genau der/die Richtige für unseren
Sommerkurs zu designPH und PHPP

Datum: Montag, 14 August, 2017 bis Dienstag, 15 August, 2017

Weitere Details und Anmeldung hier.

New major update designPH 1.5 released

designPH 1.5 PRO is the last free major update for designPH 1 and gives an outlook on the direction of designPH 2.

How to get the latest designPH 1.5 version?
Please make your choice:
New customer
| Existing designPH 1.1 customer | Existing designPH 1.0 customer | Others

More info on how to get the bundle of designPH PRO and PHPP 9 with its excellent price-performance ratio can be found here.

Screenshot of new designPH GUI with its new toolbars and the "Overview"-tab.

designPH & PHPP Workshops auf der Internationalen Passivhaustagung

Sehr geehrte designPH und PHPP-Kunden
obwohl einige von Ihnen vermutlich schon die allgemeinen Hinweise auf unser Workshop-Angebot zu 21. Internationalen Passivhaustagung in Wien erhalten haben, erlauben wir uns hiermit, Sie als registrierte PHPP-Nutzer gezielt auf die Workshops zu PHPP und designPH aufmerksam zu machen.


What makes designPH so unique ?

designPH is a plugin for the popular 3D design software SketchUp.

designPH is the new, interactive and graphically oriented input interface for PHPP.

designPH has been developed by the  Passive House Institute to provide a 3D modelling interface that works together with PHPP (Passive House Planning Package).

designPH gives quick results using automatic analysis... The plugin provides an automatic analysis algorithm which can infer element types and area groups. Surfaces are given a colour-code so that it is possible to visually verify in the 3D model that all the heat-loss surfaces have been correctly taken into account. 

designPH is a 3D interface for PHPP...  After importing a model to PHPP, the primary inputs on the Areas, Windows & Shading sheets will be mostly complete. This enables a result for specific space heat demand to be calculated quickly using default values, potentially saving significant time.

designPH is an iterative design tool... designPH also provides a preliminary simplified energy balance when the analysis process runs. This allows you to refine the design before exporting, facilitating a more effective iterative design process, and rule out poorly performing design options early on.


designPH facilitates the preliminary designing and energetically optimized design in only 4 steps:

  1.   put your project into the virtual space - create your SketchUp 3D model or 
use with minor adaptations an already existing

  2.   put your project at the right place - you choose the location of your project
        directly in SketchUp and the relating climate out of a database in

  3.   put your project into the right light - consider and check your specifications
        and prepare it for your custumer

  4.   check your project on PH suitability - with the 3-click export to PHPP
        you get immediately reliable results

... start now with the optimization process in designPH and refine the project directly in PHPP.