Call for papers - Passive House Conference 2013

Start/Stop Date:
15 Aug 2012
Passive House Institute
Halle 5.0 Messe Frankfurt Entrance Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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The Conference
The International Passive House Conference is the world’s largest gathering of Passive House experts. For first time participants, we highly suggest participation in the Passive House Basics Course, held on Wednesday, 17 April 2013. As with the 2012 Passive House Conference, which attracted over 1,000 participants from 45 countries, the 2013 framework programme promises to bring together multitudes of Passive House stakeholders from around the globe.

Call for Papers
We invite you to submit a contribution for the 17th International Passive House Conference. Papers about completed Passive House buildings combining operational experience and innovative, affordable solutions are preferred. Please note that there is a two abstract per person maximum. All relevant information can be
found at

The deadline for abstract submissions is 15 October 2012.

2013 Conference themes

  • Multi-storey residential buildings
  • Residential and non-residential EnerPHit buildings
  • New products and compoments: opaque building envelope, ventilation units, windows and glazings
  • Non-residential buildings
  • Historical buildings and energy efficiency
  • Terraced and single family houses
  • Retrofit details
  • Heating and DHW
  • Regional concepts
  • Regional tools for “Passive Houses and renewables”
  • Experiences in dissemination and implementation
  • Energy supply with renewables in Passive House neighbourhoods

A special segment of the 2013 Passive House Conference will be devoted to the regional implementation of strategies combining energy effiency and renewables as part of the new EU funded PassREg (Passive House Regions with Renewable Energy) project.

Passive House components provide maximum comfort with minimum energy costs in new builds and refurbishments alike. Whether you want insulation materials, windows or ventilation systems with heat recovery – all leading manufacturers of Passive House components will be represented at the accompanying specialist exhibition. Here you will find first-class advice, information materials, illustrative models and experts happy to
answer your questions. In parallel, a lecture series will provide visitors with additional Passive House insights.

Date: Friday and Saturday, 19 and 20 April 2013
Venue: Halle 5.0 Messe Frankfurt
Entrance Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage
60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Time table: 19 April 2013, 9.00am - 7.00pm
20 April 2013, 9.00am - 5.00pm

Exhibition area themes

  • Insulation
  • Windows and doors
  • Ventilation systems with heat recovery, compact heat pumps, subsoil heat exchangers, stoves and heating systems, solar collectors
  • Measuring devices for airtight construction and ventilation techniques, infrared cameras
  • Products for ensuring airtightness
  • Prefabricated buildings and building components
  • Contracting businesses, trade associations, architectural and engineering firms, energy consultants, quality assurors
  • Software, specialist literature, advanced training
  • Renewables for the Passive House

Target groups
Architects, designers, engineers, energy consultants, energy suppliers, craftspeople, scientists and researchers, retailers, manufacturers, local authorities, property developers, students.