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Conference showcases solutions for the energy revolution

International platform for sustainable construction from 25 to 26 April in Aachen

There is a huge potential for saving energy in the building sector; how this works in practice will be demonstrated at the International Passive House Conference in Aachen, Germany. On 25 and 26 April, experts from all over the world will be presenting latest projects and practical solutions. An accompanying components fair will provide with an overview of opportunities for practical implementation. more

Passive House Award 2014: Finalists confirmed

Winners will be announced at the Passive House Conference in Aachen

The finalists of the Passive House Award 2014 have again proved that world-class architecture and the Passive House Standard complement each other perfectly. The winners will be announced on 25 April in Aachen, Germany, at the 2014 International Passive House Conference. A list of all finalists can now be viewed on www.passivehouse-award.org

Component Award proves Passive House windows profitable

Twelve winners to be honoured at the International Passive House Conference

The winners of the first ever Passive House Component Award have been selected - a total of twelve Passive House windows will receive recognition. The real winners, however, are the building owners, for the results of this international competition show that it is possible to save money with highly efficient building components. more

Ten-point plan for climate protection in the building sector

Passive House Institute publishes position paper for municipalities

Bahnstadt in Heidelberg Climate protection starts at the local level – and energy efficiency in buildings is one of the more important tasks in this respect. To assist municipalities, the Passive House Institute has published a position paper on the topic. The paper sets out a ten-point plan with recommendations detailing how cities and communities can take their commitment forward in an effective way. more

New Passive House categories also rate building energy gains

Concept to be presented at the 2014 International Passive House Conference

Solar panel on the roof of a   Passive House The efficiency of the clearly defined Passive House Standard has been proven with thousands of buildings – in order to also offer a reliable means of orientation regarding the additional use of renewables, the Passive House Institute now plans to introduce new categories. These will not only take energy demand into account, but also energy supply through, for example, solar panels.  more

New designPH takes Passive House planning to a whole new level


Passive House planning has never been more convenient. The new designPH, a 3D model interface developed by the Passive House Institute, allows for graphic input of energy related design data. Details relating to the thermal building envelope and shading are entered automatically and can be optimised if necessary. The results can be exported into PHPP 8 with just a few clicks. more

Passive Passion

Passive Passion, the enthraling PH documentary by Charlie Hoxie

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