Review: 20th Passive House Conference 2016

Passive House experts present sustainable solutions for new builds and retrofits

The Passive House Standard combines maximum efficiency with optimal comfort. How this works, was demonstrated by about 1000 experts from all over the world on 22 and 23 April 2016 during the International Passive House Conference in Darmstadt.

This event also marked an anniversary: 25 years ago, the world's first Passive House building was built just a few kilometres away from the congress centre. A brand new study, presented at the Conference, proves the sustainability of the Passive House concept. "Still today, everything functions exactly as it did the first day" said Dr. Wolfgang Feist, who built the first Passive House building. Detailed review

Over a hundred speakers in total presented the latest projects and approaches for solutions which will make the building sector fit for the future. In the field of energy efficient building components, a special focus was on home ventilation - this year's Component Award was also presented in this context. The regional focus at this Conference in the anniversary year was, among others, on North America, China and warm climate zones.

The lecture programme was complemented by several workshops and excursions to Passive House buildings in Darmstadt and the surrounding region - a visit to the world's first Passive House in the city district of Kranichstein also took place. All major manufacturers of Passive House components presented their latest products at the accompanying specialists' exhibition. A Passive House forum offered a colourful programme with presentations and activities for building owners and other interested visitors. As in the previous year, the Passive House Party offered a chance to network with designers and manufacturers and to celebrate 25 years of Passive House - provided with great music by the band Popcakes.


To view more photos and impressions of the 20th International Passive House Conference, please visit our flickr portal.






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