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Source: International Passive House Association

PHI Press Release, 19 April 2013

International conference for sustainable buildings in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Photo: Hellenic Passive House Institute. 17th International Passive House Conference 2013

The energy revolution is well on its way, and Passive House offers a viable and cost effective solution for the building sector. The latest developments and innovative projects will be presented at the 17th International Passive House Conference, held in Frankfurt, Germany, on 19 and 20 April 2013. Renowned speakers from all over the world will give lectures on a variety of topics, ranging from thermal insulation to photovoltaic systems for roofs. A trade exhibition held in parallel to the conference will provide an overview of the latest components and systems for building owners and property developers. (more…)

Credit to: Energy Plus International

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Energy+ International Ltd is planning series of trainings and events in Bulgaria and Romania to promote the most energy efficient standard – the Passive House Standard. The Summer Academy for Passive Buildings will start on May 13th in Sofia Bulgaria with a 7 day training “Certified Passive House Designer” CEPH for international professionals. Guest lecturer will be the Passive House designer from Denmark arch. Anders Sonnichsen who is well known to the Bulgarian architectural community as a member of the panel of judges for the Passive House design competition in Lozen, Bulgaria. (more…)

Credit to Passive House Institute, Germany, Press release 14 March 2013

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Photo: © PassREg Beacon project: New daycare centre – Im Wiesengrunde

Meeting our energy needs sustainably into the future requires nothing short of an energy revolution. In terms of our built environment, perhaps the greatest opportunity lies in the promotion of an “energy efficiency first” approach to building, supplemented by renewable energies. The 2014 Passive House Award, a competition organised by the Passive House Institute within the EU funded project PassREg (Passive House Regions with Renewable Energies), will recognise innovative projects demonstrating the great potential and versatility offered by highly energy-efficient buildings supplied with renewable energies. Competition entries can range in scope from single buildings to entire districts or regions. Submissions will be evaluated by an independent jury of highly qualified experts based on their energy efficiency and sustainable energy supply concepts along with other features such as cost-effectiveness and architectural design.

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Credit to: Passivhaus Institut, Germany

Wolfgang Feist awarded Honorary Fellowship – Visits to projects in the UK 

Darmstadt. Prestigious recognition for Dr. Wolfgang Feist and the Passive House in London: The German pioneer in energy efficient construction was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The award ceremony took place on 6 February with a gala dinner held at the head office of the renowned architects association. The founder and director of the Passive House Institute and professor of building physics at the University of Innsbruck also took advantage of this trip to visit a selection of innovative building projects and exchange information with major stakeholders involved in the development of the Passive House concept in the UK. (more…)

 

Credit to : www.passivehouseconference.org

Photo: © Passive House Institute (Germany) The Muhmann family won a short stay in a Passive House in Großschönau (Austria).

Photo: © Passive House Institute (Germany) The Muhmann family won a short stay in a Passive House in Großschönau (Austria).

Darmstadt, 15.1.2013. Those wishing to experience the advantages of Passive House buildings first hand can avail themselves of the opportunity to do so in April in a competition taking place at the International Passive House Conference in Frankfurt am Main. Correct answers to some simple Passive House questions combined with a bit of luck can win you a short stay in a particularly efficient accommodation in Vienna, near the River Rhine or at the foot of the Alps. The winners of last year’s competition confirm that it’s worth your while! (more…)

Credit to: BAU 2013

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Photo: © BAU 2013: Even more international, more professional, more innovative

  • Exhibitors delighted: “the BAU trade fair where you need to be is”.
  • With over 235,000 visitors was the record level of 2011 again reached.
  • For the first time more than 60,000 international visitors.
  • Top architects such as Daniel Libeskind and Christoph Ingenhoven confirm the importance of the BAU as the leading architects fail.

BAU, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials, systems, more international, and become finer than ever and even more professional. On this denominator can bring six successful days, the No. 1 platform in the industry again with the venues enthusiastic exhibitors and visitors have brought.  (more…)

Credit to : IG Passivhaus

10.01.2013 PHI Press release

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Feist presents certificates to the BAU in Munich

Darmstadt / Munich. The design flexibility in the planning of a Passive House is growing.

The number of newly certified by the Passive House Institute components reached 2012 a Record – a total of 134 products were awarded the recognized PHI seal of quality. Special requests a builder for architects are also at the highest standards of energy efficiency so no longer a problem: Even for components such as doors, skylights and balcony systems some manufacturers have now become certified products. At the trade fair BAU 2013 Munich in the Passive House Institute will award certificates for a number of new products. (more…)