25th International Passive House Conference goes back to roots
Passive house is now 25 years old, and to celebrate this, the International Passive House Conference is returning to Darmstadt – the German city in which this success story began.
On 22 and 23 April 2016, over a hundred speakers from all over the world will report on the latest projects relating to passive house construction and retrofit. But the anniversary will also provide an opportunity for review, with the presentation of results on the durability of the individual building components of the first passive house. The complete conference programme is available online at www. passivehouseconference.org, and registration is now open at an early bird rate.
The programme of the International Passive House Conference 2016 will also cover many other topics including, among other things, how buildings can combine efficiency and renewable energy and thus meet the criteria for the new passive house plus and passive house premium certification classes. Meanwhile this year’s passive house component award will focus on home ventilation systems, while the main regional focus will be on North America, China and warm climate zones.
The lecture programme at the conference will be supplemented with a series of workshops and excursions to passive house buildings in Darmstadt and its surroundings – including the world’s first passive house that was built in the Kranichstein district 25 years ago. Leading manufacturers of passive house components will demonstrate their latest products at an accompanying exhibition.
The International Passive House Conference has been held by the Passive House Institute annually at different venues since 1996. The event will be taking place in Darmstadt again for the first time since the premiere 20 years ago. This year’s conference will be organised in cooperation with the City of Darmstadt, the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and the University of Innsbruck. The conference will be held under the auspices of the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Energy, Transport and Regional Development of the German State of Hessen.