designPH is set to revolutionise the way we use PHPP

New designPH 1.1.55 update - dPH speaks Dutch now!

The update patch 1.1.55 for designPH 1.1 is now available. It is free for all existing designPH 1.1 / PHPP 9 users. This update provides the new language handler and the dutch translation.

We added an internal language selection menu to main dialog window.
This enables designPH users to change designPH menus to supported languages by the newly integrated language switcher.

Dutch translations and component libraries added. designPH does not automatically launch in Dutch when used on a version of SketchUp that is not running Dutch (this may also depend on the language settings of the Operating System or your user account). designPH users can change to Dutch language by the newly integrated  language handler.

designPH-development team

designPH 1.1.50 update for PHPP-IP 9 users

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 PHPP_IPv9 users are now also able to benefit from designPH 1.1. After activating designPH with the PHPP-IP regcode from your local reseller you can use designPH with IP-export mode enabled.
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).

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


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.