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March 2015

Energy Efficient Windows For Retrofits Receive Component Award

The main challenge in the Component Award 2015 for Passive House windows was that the product had to show a degree of flexibility since refurbishments are often carried out in a step-by-step manner.

February 2015

EuroPHit at International PH Conference

The EuroPHit project will play an important role in the 2015 International Passive House Conference. There will be a EuroPHit Business Case Seminar on the 16th April before the Conference, and a EuroPHit session as part of the Conference itself.

December 2014

Highly efficient components at centre of 2015 Passivhaus Conference

The Passive House Standard enables every building owner to benefit from the energy revolution, with Certified Passive House Components ensuring cost-effectiveness. This basic concept will be the focus of the 2015 International Passive House Conference, held from 17 to 18 April 2015 in Leipzig.

Award for concept of step-by-step building refurbishment 

A concept developed by the Passive House Institute for the energy-focused modernisation of buildings has won first prize in a competition. The award jury especially lauded the approach of a "refurbishment roadmap" with appropriate individual steps. The concept was largely developed within the framework of the EU funded EuroPHit project.


November 2014

Passivhaus primer: Airtightness Guide

A guide for the design team and contractors on airtightness and air pressure testing in accordance with the Passivhaus standard.

International Passive House Days

From 7th-9th November 2014, Passive House owners and residents around the globe opened their Passive House homes and offices to share their experiences and show what Passive House is all about.

September 2014

Financing Energy Efficient Retrofit Workshop

Workshop held as part of the EuroPHit project to explore the barriers, opportunities and potential solutions to financing deep retrofits at scale. Talks were given by BRE, IZN, Portsmouth City Council, RE:FIT, and RE:NEW.