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23 July 2021

Ice Box Challenge Glasgow: Official Launch at St Enoch Square



The Ice Box Challenge opening ceremony will take place today, July 23, 2021 in St Enoch Square, Glasgow from 12:30 to 2pm. Speakers include Councillor Ruairi Kelly, Convener of the Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm Committee at Glasgow City Council; Ann-Marie Fallon from Architype and Barbara Lantschner of John Gilbert Architects, two of the UK’s leading Passive House architectural firms and Dr Julio Bros-Williamson and the winning student team to talk about taking their design from concept to reality. The ceremony will provide an opportunity to learn more about the Ice Box Challenge, tackling the UK Climate Emergency through Passive House implementation and also mark the opening of the ‘Guess the remaining ice level’ contest; where entrants can win a weekend getaway for two at Malvern Passive House B&B in the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty.


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16 July 2021

Keeping cool in Glasgow this summer


The Scottish city of Glasgow is preparing for the United Nations’ climate summit at the end of this year. This summer, the city will host the Ice Box Challenge to demonstrate the advantages of highly energy efficient buildings like Passive Houses: they save substantial amounts of energy and offer a high level of living comfort in summer and winter. The event offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about energy efficient buildings and to take part in a contest.
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8 July 2021

Passive House meets social goals


The United Nations set 17 Sustainable Development Goals to be reached by 2030. Envisioned as a ‘‘blueprint to achieve a better and a more sustainable future for all’’, the goals cover a wide array of fields and topics. With a new article and accompanying infographic, the International Passive House Association illustrates how highly energy efficient buildings built to the Passive House standard play a direct role in achieving these global aims.
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23 June 2021

We can do it - with efficiency! 


Registration is now open for the 25th International Passive House Conference. The main theme of this year’s anniversary version of the conference is "Passive House - the key to sustainable construction". Highly energy efficient buildings are the basis for a climate-compatible building stock. The conference will begin on 10 September 2021 and will take place simultaneously in Wuppertal and online. Participants can look forward to further celebrations besides the jubilee conference: the 30th anniversary of the world's first Passive House building, the 25th anniversary of the Passive House Institute, as well as the presentation of the Passive House Award 2021.
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2 June 2021

Happy Birthday, Passive House! 


The Passive House is celebrating its 30th birthday this year! Starting as an experiment, great credit can be given to this pioneering project by Professor Wolfgang Feist: at a time when only very few people thought about climate protection, it paved the way for energy efficiency in buildings. Today, the Passive House Standard has been implemented throughout the world and shines particularly brightly in beacon projects globally. More reasons for celebrating: the 25th anniversary of the Passive House Institute and the jubilee edition of the International Passive House Conference. 
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29 March 2021

Course of action: Passive House


The Passive House Institute has announced the Passive House Award 2021 which highlights pioneering projects of energy efficient construction. Special consideration will be given to the renewable energy supply of the buildings by an international panel of judges. Quality assurance of the building through certification is a prerequisite for participation in the Passive House Award 2021. The award will be presented during the 25th International Passive House Conference in September which will be held in Wuppertal and online.
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15 February 2021

Efficiency: The first renewable energy


The International Passive House Association and its partner organisations launch the global “Efficiency: The First Renewable Energy” campaign today. Using the hashtag #EfficiencyFirst, the campaign aims to raise awareness for the vital role energy efficiency in buildings plays in meeting our climate goals. The campaign also demon-strates that energy efficient buildings provide a comfortable, healthy and sustainable built environment. The launch includes a competition for social media followers.
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28 January 2021

The key to a healthy climate


The 25th International Passive House Conference will take place from September 10-11th in Wuppertal, Germany, under the patronage of Andreas Pinkwart, North Rhine Westphalia's State Minister for Economic Affairs. Only buildings with a low energy demand for heating and cooling will put us on the path to efficient climate protection. By reducing the energy demand, we can ensure that our building stock’s energy needs can be fully met by renewable energy sources, long term and at large scale. Encompassing this idea is this year’s International Passive House Conference and complementary exhibition, which bare the motto "Passive House - The key to sustainable buildings!”
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