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First multi-storey building certified to Passive House Plus

Housing complex in Innsbruck combines energy efficiency and renewables


Passive House Plus building in Innsbruck Darmstadt/Innsbruck. The combination of energy efficiency and renewables is the future-proof solution for all buildings, including multi-storey projects – this is demonstrated with a new build in Innsbruck: the apartment complex is the first of its kind to be certified as a Passive House Plus building. This concept is not just based on a theoretical annual energy balance, which is misleading in practice; instead, the actual amount of regionally and seasonally available renewable energy is taken into account so that a completely sustainable supply system becomes possible. Press Release


Component Award for ventilation in residential buildings

Cost-effective systems for broad application to be honoured


Component Award 2016 Darmstadt. Ventilation with heat recovery is absolutely essential in energy efficient construction. The application of such systems in practice often fails due to high costs, though. In order to promote low-cost approaches which can facilitate the breakthrough of this key technology in the mass market, the Passive House Institute has announced the Component Award 2016 for ventilation solutions for residential buildings. All-inclusive concepts are being sought for an existing building, which are not only highly energy efficient but also economical. The Award will be presented at the International Passive House Conference 2016 in Darmstadt. Press Release


Call for Papers: International Passive House Conference 2016

Forum for energy efficient construction returns to Darmstadt on its anniversary


Congress Center Darmstadtium Darmstadt. Big anniversary for the International Passive House Conference: from 22 to 23 April 2016 this central event for energy efficient construction will take place for the twentieth time running. Experts from around the world can now submit their abstracts. A special focus of the event will be on cost-effective systems for home ventilation, but contributions on built projects and innovative concepts are also highly welcome. The conference takes place in Darmstadt – the city in Germany, in which the first Passive House was built in 1991 and where the first international experts' conference on this subject was held five years later. More information / Press Release

 


Crowdfunding campaign for EnerPHit retrofit in Greece

Passive House Institute will offer free quality assurance and certification


Crowdfunding for Passive House in Greece One very active part of the Greek economy is the Passive House community. In the face of the financial crisis, it is very hard to get funding from banks, though. IPHA partners in Greece have therefore started a crowdfunding campaign for a retrofit project in Athens. The Passive House Institute will assist with free quality assurance and certification. In addition, Wolfgang Feist has offered his personal support: for every Euro that is donated to this campaign from outside Greece, he will add a second Euro (maximum 7.500 Euro) from his private savings. Details on the "Passivistas" campaign

 


Efficiency first message brought to EUSEW

Passive House Standard ideal Nearly Zero Energy Building


iPHA and partners at EUSEW Darmstadt/Brussels. The EU-Commission hosted the 10th European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) in Brussels, where over 2,700 energy experts and policy makers from across Europe met for three days for a High Level Policy Conference. The International Passive House Association (iPHA) and its partners were present at various meetings and sessions throughout the week bringing the important message of ‘Efficiency First’ to the EU and its stakeholders. This included co-hosting a session on the implementation of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) in EU Member States. Günter Lang, leader of the Passivhaus Austria network, Amina Lang from the International Passive House Association and Benjamin Krick from the Passive House Institute spoke to EU policy makers, the EU-Commission and EU Parliament at the EUSEW, bringing this key message forward. Press Release

 


Architecture book presents "Passive House Award" winners

Documentation of the competition also available as a travelling exhibition


Passive House Award A new book showcasing the winners and finalists of the international Passive House Award shows that energy efficient construction is not only profitable, it is also an enrichment for architecture. The book is available in a bound version and in digital form as an online flipbook. In addition, all of the award-winning buildings are presented in a poster exhibition. Press Release

 


New categories for certification of Passive House buildings  

Evaluation of efficiency according to renewable primary energy system


The new Passive House categories Renewable energy is the ideal complement to the efficiency of the Passive House Standard. In order to provide reliable guidance for this combination, the Passive House Institute introduces two new categories for its building certification; in addition to the established Passive House Classic, there will be the Passive House Plus and Passive House Premium classes. A new evaluation procedure which also considers energy generation by the building itself will serve as a basis for this. The exact certification criteria and calculation details according to the renewable primary energy (PER) system are available on the online resource PassipediaPress Release


Building efficiency is key to a sustainable energy future

Passive House Conference demonstrates potential of new builds and retrofits


International Passive House Conference, Photo: Congress Center Leipzig Energy efficient construction has never been so easy – due to the increasing availability of suitable components. The key focus at the International Passive House Conference 2015 in Leipzig was on the latest developments in this area. Experts from around the world presented the enormous savings potential of certified windows, insulation systems and ventilation systems, and demonstrated their practical implementation. The lectures on 17 and 18 April clarified the importance of well-conceived and consistent action in the building sector for a successful transition to a sustainable energy future. Press Release / Conference Review

 


3-D design tool for PHPP

iPHA members get a discount


Pair PHPP8 with the new designPH SketchUP plugin for an entirely new planning experience. With 3-D data entry allowing for the automated or user-defined detection of the building envelope, floor area and shading, filling out the PHPP has never been easier... or more fun! iPHA members receive a substantial discount! Read more | Order your copy

 


Active for more comfort: Passive House

New edition now available!

 

Browse the brochure online

With worldwide distribution, Active for more comfort: Passive House, is a classic work presented in the lobbies of countless Passive House professionals. Nowmore international than ever, this edition includes clear explanations of Passive House basics along with brand new material on topics such as:

A new chapter now also documents the winners of the 2014 Passive House Award!

 

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Passive House videos:

Passive House Explained in 90 seconds, by Hans-Jörg Eich

Passive Passion, documentary by Charlie Hoxie

 

 


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