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Europe leading the world - 
an Action Plan for Energy Efficiency: Realising the Potential

From the European Parliament resolution of 2008 January 31st   (2007/2106(INI))

Building performance requirements

The European Parliament
...calls on the Commission to propose a binding requirement that all new buildings needing to be heated and/or cooled be constructed to passive house or equivalent non-residential standards from 2011 onwards, and a requirement to use passive heating and cooling solutions from 2008."

This action plan was carried with a big majority of the European Parliament.
Let us help to make this vision become true!



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Here you will find information about imbedded energy and the life cycle analysis for Passive Houses.








Passive House Pages in Different Languages


la maison passive

Adeline Guerriat:
Standard Maison Passive


Casa Passiva Italiano IT

Antonio Vanoncini:
Dossier Casa Passiva

Plataforma Edificación Passivhaus




Passive House - Multimedia

Life in a Passive House - Experience from an Occupant

Heating houses with body heat! The energy-saving potential of modern buildings sounds almost too good to be true.
(Quelle: Deutschland-Magazin)

Datum: April 2006 See the report here



Passive House Events in the Past

 See the Light 2007
Ireland - welcome in the Efficiency Club!

Organised by Sustainable Energy Ireland's Renewable Energy Information Office (SEI REIO) - in association with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) - See the Light 2007 - Building for Ireland's Future Today - will take place at The Ash Suite, Croke Park, Dublin on Wednesday 31 October, 2007. The 2007' Conference is dedicated to the Passive House Standard.

Wolfgang Feist's presentation 10:00 a.m. Passive Houses - a Modern Prospect for the European Union

 Climate change does not  know boundaries - let's  unite forces to  reduce CO2-emissions.

Wolfgang Feist's presentation in the US, Champaign, Illinois

Improving Energy Efficiency by a Factor of Ten: Groundbreaking Examples from Europe

Thursday, November 15, 2007 6:00 pm 116 Rogers Adams Lab, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois USA - welcome in the Efficiency Club!

 Climate change does not  know boundaries - let's  unite forces to  reduce CO2-emissions.

Wolfgang Feist's presentation in Chicago, Illinois - a workshop together with Passive House architect Katrin Klingenberg:

Passive Houses in Europe and the US

Friday, November 16, 2007 9:30 am - 4:30 pm MEEA Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, 645 N. Michigan, Suite 690, Chicago, Illinois
Dr. Wolfgang Feist and Katrin Klingenberg will conduct this day-long Passive House workshop.

For details, agenda and registration, click here. The USA - welcome in the Efficiency Club!


You may have a visit in a Passive House: Once a year the Day of the Passive House is organized. During that day Hundreds of Passive Houses all around the world open their doors to allow visitors to make up their own minds about what it is like to live in a Passive House. The day of the Passive House is organized by


Latest results from Passive House building developments are discussed in the sessions of the Conference on Passive Houses.

Read more about the International Conference on Passive Houses 2008-04-11/12:


(updated: 2008-02-11 WF
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