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The International Passive House Conference 2017

April 28 - April 29, 2017
Messeplatz 1, 1021 Wien, Austria

Experts in energy efficient construction will convene at the Messe Wien Congress Centre on the 28th and 29th April 2017. The theme for the 21st Conference will be “Passive House for everyone”.

Much has happened since the construction of the first Passive House in Darmstadt-Kranichstein in 1991. The terraced housing complex was the pioneer project of four dedicated private clients who moved into these homes with their families. Typical Passive House components such as triple-glazed windows had to be specially produced at the time as well as ventilation systems with heat recovery, thermally optimized spacers for glazing and materials for effective insulation. Today, these components are available as standard and at reasonable prices.


The International Passive House Conference 2017 with its theme “Passive House for everyone” provides a forum for presenting examples and ideas relating to this. Passive House buildings are now possible for all stages of life: from kindergartens, schools and universities to retirement homes. Energy efficient Passive House buildings impress with their comfort and consistently low energy demand. 

In addition, Passive House buildings are feasible with all construction methods, with all kinds of energy supply systems and for all budgets.The Passive House Standard can be achieved for new constructions as well as for retrofits. Moreover, from a global energy efficiency perspective, the fact that Passive House buildings work well in all climate zones including arctic and tropical climates, is very important.

During the conference Vienna itself will also demonstrate its pioneering role in construction to the Passive House Standard. Numerous workshops with Passive House experts and excursions to completed Passive House buildings in Vienna and the surrounding area will round off the extensive conference programme.

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