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 The PassREg-Solutions Open Source is a Wiki database providing useful information supporting the local transition to zero energy construction. Inspired by the findings in frontrunner regions (Brussels, Hannover, Tyrol, Heidelberg, Hamburg, Frankfurt), this wiki provides an interactive, continually growing Solutions Open Source (SoS) on Passive House technology and compatible renewable energy supply. 
Post date: 12 Aug 2015
Type: Tool

This is the final report of the Passive House Regions with Renewable Energies (PassREg) project, which ended in April 2015. The report contains all the deliverables, important best practices and related resources of the project.       The PassREg project aimed to trigger the successful implementation of NZEBs throughout the EU by promoting buildings built according to the Passive Houses concept (extremely low energy needs for heating and cooling, and a limit to total primary energy consumption) and supplied by renewable energies as much as possible.  
Post date: 12 Aug 2015
Type: Publication

 From 22 to 23 April 2016, the International Passive House Conference will take place for the twentieth time running, in Darmstadt, Germany, where the first Passive House was constructed in 1991 and where the first international experts' conference on this subject was held five years later.  Call for papers 
Post date: 4 Aug 2015
Type: News

The 20th International Passive House Conference will take place at the darmstadtium in Darmstadt, Germany, on 22-23 April 2016. In addition to the plenary sessions of the conference itself, the framework programme will include courses for beginners. as well as workshops for specialists. In parallel with the lectures, leading manufacturers of energy efficient building components will present their latest products in a Specialists' Exhibition.     2016 Conference themes  
Post date: 4 Aug 2015
Type: Event

From 13 – 15 November 2015, Passive House buildings around the globe open their doors to introduce the public to the future of energy-efficient housing, offering first-hand experience from both architects and Passive House residents about the tangible benefits of the highly energy-efficient Passive House Standard.  
Post date: 29 Jul 2015
Type: News

From 13 – 15 November 2015, Passive House buildings around the globe open their doors to introduce the public to the future of energy-efficient housing, offering first-hand experience from both architects and Passive House residents about the tangible benefits of the highly energy-efficient Passive House Standard.  
Post date: 29 Jul 2015
Type: Event

On 8 July 2015, the winners of the UK Passivhaus Awards in all categories were announced. 2015 is a special year for Passichaus Trust, as its 5th anniversary coincides with the UK Passivhaus Awards ceremony. The 2015 awards aimed to celebrate the design and performance of Passivhaus in the UK, highlighting that Passivhaus can be used on any building type to create beautiful buildings that address health and well-being, energy efficiency and occupant comfort issues. This year's award objectives were the following: 
Post date: 19 Jul 2015
Type: News

A new chapter in energy efficient construction has begun with the certification of a single-family home in southern Germany as the world's first Passive House Plus building. The innovative concept of this house in the village of Ötigheim combines the tried and tested advantages of the Passive House Standard with the generation of renewable energy on-site or near the building. In this way, a completely renewable regional supply becomes possible. A Passive House Plus thus constitutes an ideal contribution to climate protection. 
Post date: 19 Jul 2015
Type: News

A 26- floor residential passive house building is currently under construction on New York City's Roosevelt Island for Cornell Tech's new campus. This new structure- expected to be completed in 2017- will surpass what is currently the world's tallest passive house building. It has a height of 82 meters and covers an area of 25084 m2. The exterior walls are 35.6 cm thick prefabricated panels insulated with 27.9 cm of mineral wool and triple glazed windows (U-factor = 0.156).
Post date: 30 Jun 2015
Type: News