International Passive House Conferences


The 19th International Passive House Conference

17 - 18 April 2015; Leipzig, Germany

The world’s largest Passive House conference was organised by the Passive House Institute, the International Passive House Association (iPHA), and other Passive House relevant establishments. The aim of the conference was that of bringing together Passive House experts from around the globe to share experiences and knowledge.

Passive House Conference back in Darmstadt for its anniversary

Darmstadt, Germany. The Passive House is now 25 years old; to celebrate this, the International Passive House Conference is returning to Darmstadt – the city in Germany, in which this success story began. On 22 and 23 April 2016, over a hundred speakers from all over the world will report on the latest projects relating to highly energy efficient construction and retrofits. But the anniversary will also serve as an occasion for a review, with the presentation of results relating to the durability of the individual building components of the first Passive House. Press Release

Conference session programme | Workshops | Excursions

Photo: Darmstadtium, feedback Werbeagentur

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Questions on step-by-step retrofits and its financing were answered at EuroPHit Booth

EuroPHit booth was a part of the Passive House Institute´s booth No 3.7 at exhibition hall in Congerss Center Leipzig. EuroPHit Partners were ready to answer your questions.

2015 Leipzig, DE. EuroPHit project was presented at exhibition of 19th International Passive House Conference, Photos © PHI


A part of the booth was a corner of product models: PV from Onyx and Ventilation unit DUPLEX RS4 from Atrea.

Ventilation unit DUPLEX RS4 from Atrea: Scheme (left, Photo © Atrea) and model was presented at EuroPHit booth (right) Photo © PHI


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Conference Programme & Framework Programme related to EuroPHit

Special sessions of the 2015 Passive House Conference were devoted to two EU funded projects: PassREg (Passive House Regions with Renewable Energy) and EuroPHit (step-by-step refurbishment on the basis of Passive House).

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17th April 2015, Congress Center Leipzig
Passive House Components | Wolfgang Feist  9:45am
Component Award Ceremony | PHI Team  11:00am
Session Time
IV. EuroPHit: Components for Refurbishing   1pm - 3:30pm
18th April 2015, Congress Center Leipzig
Trans-European EnerPHit Case Studies Lead the Way | Tomas O´Leary 9:15am
Session Time
XII. EuroPHit - Step-by- Step Retrofits                                               10:30am - 1pm


Aditional workshop for step-by-step retrofit as a framework of the conference

Business case seminar    2:00pm - 6:30pm Programme available

This seminar, supported by the EU-funded EuroPHit project and put on by the Passive House Institute, explores the business case for Passive House concepts and components. The half-day event will provide insight into the economics of building energy efficiency and high performance building components, as well using the PHPP to compare the business cases for design variants. The basics of economic feasibility calculations and boundary conditions will be explained as will the influence of funding programmes.

Programme is available here.

You may be eligible to receive credits for your professional qualification. Information about credits towards German associations will be available soon. International participants should check with their local associations.


Conference programmeThe 18th annual Passive House Conference

25 - 26 April 2014; Aachen, Germany

With framework programme from 23 - 27 April 2014


Some 1000 participants from over 50 countries attended the world's largest Passive House Conference in 2014, making this event a true sucess.

See the 2014 conference review | Download the Conference Programme (pdf).


This year's event featured a number of sessions on EuroPHit themes:

Session III, 25 April 2014 from 2:00-3:30pm

  • Economic efficiency (Witta Ebel, 1:00pm)
  • EuroPhit's approach to practical implementation (Tomas O´Leary, 3:05pm)
  • EuroPHit's certification platform (Soren Pedersen, 3:15pm)


Session VI, 25 April 2014 from 4:00-6:15pm

  • New features of PHPP9 (Jessica Grove-Smith, 4:25pm)


Session XVI, 26 April 2014 from 2:30-4:45pm

  • International certification criteria (Jürgen Schnieders, 14:30pm)


Additionally, the components Across the globe framework event on 24 April 2014 included an EuroPHit presentation by Bjorn Kierulf on the evaluation of product demand (2:30pm)

Download the Conference Programme (pdf)