The Passive House Award Will Honor a Variety of International Projects
Certified Passive House buildings, Low Energy buildings and EnerPHit retrofits are all eligible for the Passive House Award 2020. All building topologies are eligible for submission, from small houses, kindergartens and schools through to large office buildings and multi-story residential structures. All submissions must be certified projects.
Large developments and districts are also eligible for submission to the Award, even if they are not fully complete. Any district or large development submitted for judging must contain at least one completed and certified building. Districts will be assessed on their wholistic design, sustainability and energy supply philosophies.
A Distinguished Jury
A panel of experts will examine and judge the submissions in the areas of design, economics and costs, innovation, energy supply and sustainability. The jury is made up of international representatives, highlighting the worldwide spread of the Passive House philosophy. Among the distinguished architects and scholars of the jury are Deborah Moelis from the Unites States, Ana Sánchez-Ostiz from Spain, Burkhard Schulze-Darup of Germany, English architect Tom Wright and Professor Song Yehau of China. Corinna Geiger and Dragoș Arnăutu from the Passive House Institute will round out the group.
The Passive House Awards 2020 will also feature a variety of Special Award Categories:
1. The SWISSPSACER “Living comfort” Award
2. The Special Award for North Rhine-Westphalia
3. The SIGA “Airtightness” Award
The winners of the Passive House Award 2020 will be presented at an awards ceremony as part of the 24th International Passive House Conference in Berlin. The 24th International Passive House Conference, hosted by the Passive House Institute, will take place from 20–21 September 2020, at the Estrel Hotel and Congress Center in Berlin, Germany.
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