Passivhaus Affiliate

16th International Passive House Conference 2012

Date: 4th & 5th May 2012 Time: Over 2 days
Location: Hanover Cost: See conference website

Energy efficient, Passivhaus buildings ranging from residential buildings to indoor tennis courts, hotels and hospitals can be constructed not only in Germany but also in Sweden, Indonesia, Croatia or Korea. The whole range of solutions made possible by the Passivhaus Standard will be presented at the 16th International Passive House Conference, taking place on 4th and 5th May 2012 in Hanover, with a framework programme running from 2nd to 6th May.

First-class speakers will present reports about the latest developments relating to energy efficient construction during 16 bilingual sessions. The focus of this year's Conference will be on refurbishment, non-residential buildings, ventilation, and implementation in hot or particularly cold climates. Some of the frontrunning Passivhaus Regions presented at the previous Conference will also be represented in a session.  

The Conference will include 16 workshops and three plenary sessions with more than 80 presentations dealing with themes such as retrofits with Passivhaus components, ventilation, non-residential Passive House buildings and Passive House project presentations from all climate zones.

The framework programme includes side events such as:
- the Passive House Basics Course on Wednesday, 2nd May 2012
- the manufacturer's exchange "Passive House components across the globe” on Thursday, 3rd May 2012,
- the excursions on Sunday, 6th May 2012 (for conference participants only), with 8 different tours focusing on retrofits and new-builds as well as on residential and non-residential buildings in and around Hanover.

The programme as well as further information on the side events can be found at

Visit the 2012 Passive House Component Exhibition with over 100 exhibitors: Win a weekend in a Passive House hotel or holiday apartment and attend a lectures series to learn more about different Passive House solutions. Admission to the exhibition is free.

Please note: The early booking rate as well as the "5 Day iPHA Special", comprising the Conference plus the complete framework programme, ends on 4th March 2012.

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