designPH is set to revolutionise the way we use PHPP

New designPH 1.1.50 update

The update patch 1.1.50 for designPH 1.1.x is now available. It is free for all existing designPH 1.1 / PHPP 9 users. This update provides the IP-Patch and the spanish translation.

All PHPP9 - IP users are now able to also benefit from designPH 1.1 - IP. After buying a special IP-regcode from your local reseller you can use designPH in IP-mode.
Spanish translations and component libraries added. designPH should automatically launch in Spanish when used on a version of SketchUp that is running in Spanish (this may also depend on the language settings of the Operating System or your user account).

IMPORTANT: This is an update patch for existing designPH 1.1 / PHPP9 users only, you must already have designPH 1.1.0 installed. If you install this patch you will need a PHPP9 registration code to activate designPH! If you are a new designPH 1.1 customer, please use the one-time download link that was emailed to you - there you can access the latest version.

Download "designPH update 1.1.50" here.

designPH-development team

designPH Schulung in Wien

Liebe Passivhaus-Freunde in Wien und Umgebung


Wir haben für euch am 20. Juni einen designPH und PHPP9 Kurs in Wien organisiert.
Dankenswerter Weise werden wir dazu an der TU Wien zu Gast sein.

Der Workshop beginnt um 9:00 Uhr und findet statt an der
TU Wien; 1040 Wien, Erzherzog Johann Pl. 1, Seminarraum Dachgeschoss (Gußhausstrasse 30)

Noch ist eine Anmeldung möglich:

Zur Anmeldung

Alle Details zum Workshop finden Sie im Programm.
Im Programm finden Sie auch die Kosten und die nötigen Hard- und Software Voraussetzungen für das Fachseminar.

Ich freu mich schon mit euch gemeinsam designPH und PHPP9 zu erkunden.

Harald Konrad Malzer
designPH Development

PHPP/designPH Workshops in Darmstadt

PHPP und designPH Workshops 22-24. Juni 2016, Darmstadt

Das Passivhaus Institut bietet vom 22. bis zum 24. Juni 2016 jeweils ganztätige Workshops zu den Themen PHPP-Grundlagen, designPH sowie PHPP 9 an. Die Workshops richten sich primär an Personen mit baufachlichem Hintergrund, wie Architekten, Bauingenieure, Fachingenieure, Energieberater oder Mitarbeiter in Bauämtern etc., die über grundlegende Kenntnisse zu Gebäudeenergieeffizienz bzw. zum Passivhauskonzept verfügen. Alle Workshops sind auch einzeln buchbar. Weitere Details dazu finden sie im offiziellen Kursprogramm.

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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.