26th International Passive House Conference in Wiesbaden and Online – March 2023

26th International Passive House Conference in Wiesbaden and Online – March 2023

Darmstadt, Germany. And the winner is Wiesbaden! The 26th International Passive House Conference will be held in the state capital of Hesse in 2023. #EfficiencyNOW will be the focal theme of the event. The Conference will demonstrate how buildings that use very little energy for heating and cooling can be supplied with renewable energy reliably and at scale, a timely topic. The Conference will take place in person in Wiesbaden from March 10-11, 2023. Simultaneously, online events will be available. The Call for Papers is open until 2 September 2022. The event will be held under the auspice of the Minister of Economic Affairs of the German state of Hesse.

The date and venue of the 26th International Passive House Conference and trade exhibition are set for 10 and 11 March 2023. The events will take place in the RheinMain Congress Center in Wiesbaden, Germany, with additional online events. "We look forward to welcoming attendees and trade exhibitors after in-person events were cancelled in the past. At the same time, online events have become indispensable after a two-year pandemic, which is why we will combine both aspects for everyone this year," explains Jan Steiger, a Managing Director of the Passive House Institute.

Perfect match: Passive House & Renewables

The next International Passive House Conference will tackle a range of topics relating to sustainable construction and retrofitting. Passive House and renewable energy, a perfect match; retrofitting buildings to the EnerPHit standard, and Passive House districts will feature at the event. Pioneering Passive House projects, among them buildings in the health sector, certified components and new tools will also be presented. Furthermore, the Passive House Institute's #EfficiencyNOW campaign will be a key topic at the Conference. The research institute will explain how we can significantly reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and ultimately phase it out, including do-it-yourself measures. Additional topics include cost-efficiency and Passive House, public policy and financial incentives for Passive House.

Call for Papers Until 2 September

Presentation topics may be submitted in abstract format until 2 September 2022. Submissions should be a maximum of 3000 characters. The scientific advisory committee will then decide on the choice of topics. "Especially as it is becoming clear how important it is to move away from fossil energy in the building sector. Highly energy-efficient buildings can be reliably supplied and are crucial for effective climate protection. Passive House buildings are an ideal and easy solution for this purpose," explains Jan Steiger.

Trade Exhibition

The Trade Exhibition for Passive House Components will take place parallel to the Conference in the RheinMain Congress Center. Here, manufacturers will present their components for highly energy-efficient building construction and retrofitting. Companies increasingly recognize economic opportunities in this area. Workshops and excursions, a part of every International Passive House Conference, are also planned in Wiesbaden. Further information about the Conference can be found here.

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