BIM and Passive House design
The Passive House Institute aims to allow data entry in 3D BIM tools and transfer as much information as possible for the energy balance calculation and efficiency design into the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP). Based on the IFC format for the data interchange, a platform independent interface concept was developed: bim2PH.
The IFC file can store geometry data and object properties from different areas of expertise, including efficiency properties required for the PHPP calculation. By converting the IFC files into the import/export format of the PHPP, the relevant information of the building models can be transferred from 3D models in the BIM tools into the excel worksheets of PHPP.