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This guidance was developed under the framework of the project Our Buildings funded by the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).  
Post date: 5 Mar 2020
Type: Publication

The Italian construction sector’s gross value added (GVA) accounted for 16.7% of Italy’s 2018 GDP, making it one of the most important sectors in the national economy. However, by 2018 the construction sector experienced a steep decline compared with 2010, reflected by the decrease of its total added value and turnover value.  
Post date: 4 Mar 2020
Type: Publication

The DGNB assesses buildings and urban districts which demonstrate an outstanding commitment to meeting sustainability objectives. The sustainability concept of the DGNB System is broadly based and goes beyond the well-known three-pillar model. The DGNB System covers all of the key aspects of sustainable building: environmental, economic, sociocultural and functional aspects, technology, processes and site. The first four quality sections have equal weight in the assessment.  
Post date: 4 Mar 2020
Type: Tool

We are proud to share with you updated promo materials for the POWERSKIN+ project.   New edition of the POWERSKIN+ project brochure. It contains a brief description of the project. You can also read about the concept of the POWERSKIN+ project and demonstration sites.   Updated project presentation.   You can find the presentation here.  
Post date: 28 Feb 2020
Type: News

Make your building the star!    Shoot a video of your Passive House project and share it with the world!   Find all the video entries on YouTube: International Mid-year Passive House Open days  
Post date: 27 Feb 2020
Type: Event

The dates for the International Passive House Open Days are set! Take part from November 6-8 for your chance to experience the comfort of Passive House buildings for yourself!  
Post date: 27 Feb 2020
Type: Event

2020 Pas­si­ve Hou­se Award: In­ter­na­tion­al ar­chi­tec­tur­al com­pet­i­tion for highly en­ergy ef­fi­cient build­ings.  
Post date: 27 Feb 2020
Type: Event

'Build­ing the fu­ture - sus­tain­ably' is the slo­gan of the up­com­ing 24th annual In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in Ger­many´s cap­it­al Ber­lin this coming September 20-21, 2020  
Post date: 27 Feb 2020
Type: Event

The International Passive House Association Blog is filled with entries related to highly energy efficient buildings. Topics include summer comfort, the first Passive House hospital, energy efficient high rises, integrating renewable energy sources into highly energy efficient buildings and much more! We encourage you to get involved by providing us with your feedback, content suggestions or simply joining the discussion and commenting on our posts.
Post date: 27 Feb 2020
Type: Link

Τhe third booklet of ZERO-PLUS has been published! The Project’s results are described emphasizing on the case studies of the UK, Italy, France & Cyprus, all of which have now been constructed, commissioned and occupied.   View the booklet here.
Post date: 27 Feb 2020
Type: News