Buildings that consume little energy for heating and cooling pave the way to effective climate protection. And only with a low energy demand can houses be supplied with renewable energy on a long-term basis and across the board.
How this works is the topic of this year's Passive House Conference. Under the title "Passive House – the key to sustainable building!" the 25th International Passive House Conference will take place as a hybrid event in Wuppertal at the historical city hall from 10 to 12 September 2021 and as an online-only event on 14 and 15 September.
The programme on 10, 11, 14 and 15 September consists of discussions, lectures, interactive workshops and guided tours of the on-site exhibition. On 12 September, excursions to passive house projects in Wuppertal and the surrounding area will take place on-site and as online-only excursions. Parallel to the Passive House exhibition, which will take place on 10 and 11 September in the Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal, there will also be an online exhibition that will be digitally open from 1 to 16 September. At the passive house exhibition, various suppliers will present insulation materials, windows, ventilation units with heat recovery and other products for passive houses. Visitors will be able to get advice, obtain information material and look at illustrative objects. The visit to the exhibition is free of charge.
The numerous networking opportunities also offer the chance to network with the international passive house scene.
This year's Passive House Conference deals with a wide range of topics on sustainable building: It is about efficiency and renewable energy, neighbourhoods and components, serial renovations, politics, cooling concepts, concepts for teaching and training and renewable raw materials, among others. Above all topics stands an indispensable maxim: "Energy efficiency first – #EfficiencyFirst". Only when the efficiency of buildings is significantly improved and therefore require only little energy for heating and cooling, they are built sustainably.
The 25th International Passive House Conference is supported by the Wuppertal Institute. Anja Bierwirth, Head of the Urban Transitions in the Energy Research Unit at the Wuppertal Institute, is on the advisory board of this year's Passive House Conference and was jointly responsible for selecting publications and projects for the conference.
Further information on the conference and the programme can be found in the following link.