Call for Papers: The International Passive House Conference 2015
Forum for future-proof construction solutions on 17 and 18 April 2015 in Leipzig
(Press Release, Passive House Institute, 1 August 2014)
Experts on energy efficient building and retrofitting can now submit their abstracts for the 19th International Passive House Conference. The deadline runs until 1 October, after which the best projects and solutions will be chosen for presentation on 17 and 18 April 2015 in Leipzig, Germany. The conference will place a special focus on cost-effectiveness and developments in high performance Passive House building components. Detailed information and all necessary submission documents can be found here.
“Every improvement in energy efficient building products makes it that much easier to achieve an energy revolution,” comments Dr. Wolfgang Feist, Director of the Passive House Institute. Triple-paned windows have become standard and in most cases, already present the most economical option. Heat recovery ventilation can also considerably lower energy consumption. According to Feist, it is especially for such systems that more cost-effective solutions are needed.
In addition to high performance components, the conference in Leipzig will also focus on buildings themselves. Innovative construction projects that, for example, stand out due to special use profiles with specific energy requirements or due to challenging climatic conditions will be highlighted. The call for papers is addressed to all those involved with Passive House wishing to present their experiences to an international audience of professionals. A scientific committee will decide which submissions will be accepted by the beginning of November 2014.
Since over 20 years, Passive House stands for quality, comfort and sustainability. As the worldwide platform for energy efficient construction, the Passive House Conference offers high level plenary sessions, workshops for manufacturers and architects, a forum for tradespeople, an exhibition full of highly efficient products, and excursions to built Passive House projects. The conference and accompanying exhibition address architects and builders, product manufacturers, researchers, and other interested stakeholders.
The 19th International Passive House Conference is organised by the Passive House Institute and the University of Innsbruck, Department of Energy Efficient Buildings, in cooperation with the City of Leipzig and the Architectural Chamber of the German State of Saxony. The conference is embedded in the work programmes of two EU-funded projects, PassREg (Passive House regions with renewable energies) and EuroPHit (Step-by-step refurbishment with Passive House components).
Press Release as pdf: www.bit.ly/1liutBR
A selection of photos can be found on: www.flickr.com/photos/passive-
19th International Passive House Conference and Expo:
Conference: Friday and Saturday, 17 and 18 April 2015
Excursions: Sunday, 19 April 2015
Framework programme: beginning Wednesday 15 April 2015
Venue: Congress Center Leipzig CCL
Information on main themes, submissions and registration available at www.passivehouseconference.org