Very low energy buildings

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Publication

Co-creation of positive energy blocks

Abstract   A main challenge in building carbon-neutral built environments is the ability to scale and replicate solutions. We examine how to develop low-carbon neighbourhoods and districts, while aiming at climate-friendly...
Publication

What makes an Efficiency Houses Plus?

Principles and examples of energy-generating buildings

With its Efficiency House Plus initiative, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community is giving new impulses to research and development in the field of energy-efficient building. At the same time, the principles of...
News

Towards zero-carbon building

Eliminating carbon from the building and construction sector by mid-century will require radical transformation.

In its 2018 landmark report, Global Warming of 1.5°C, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned of a catastrophic climate breakdown if global average temperatures rose by 2°C. Negative consequences for our communities and...
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SPARCs project

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 864242

Sustainable energy Positive & zero cARbon CommunitieS Project description   An inclusive process for the urban sustainable energy transition to smart cities   Renewable technologies for enabling the transformation of...
Event

Building the Future - Sustainably! Press Conference with Prof Dr Wolfgang Feist

Press conference by Webcast (GoToMeeting) - Two appointments only!   Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 11am and 7pm CEST   Join the Passive House Institute’s founder Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Feist and gain insight into the global building...
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Covid-19 stimulus spending for green construction means building back better

The construction sector is essential for an economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis. It can rapidly create large amounts of jobs and involves far-reaching value chains of small and large businesses. In 2015, the sector accounted for 11...
Case

NHT – Austria

klimaaktiv bronze*   New apartment building completed in 2020. The entire residential complex is planned to be barrier-free. It is the new construction of a residential complex as passive...
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HEM Rehabilitation ENERGIESPRONG (smart) - France

The 10 houses of Hem are the first homes rehabilitated in France to zero energy and any form of consumption guaranteed for 25 years. Energiesprong is an initiative initiated in the Netherlands in 2013. Vilogia tested in France the first...